Dana Kobilinsky

Is wildlife in cities a luxury?

Just as researchers increasingly realize the importance of urban areas for wildlife, they’re also discovering how important wildlife is for city dwellers. The presence of wildlife has been associated with positive mental and physical health.

Elicia Walker

JWM: Big cats adapt to city life

Mountain lions live closer to developed areas in Los Angeles than researchers previously thought. Los Angeles, one of the largest metropolitan areas in the country, is home to about 18 million people. But mountain lions,

Dana Kobilinsky

Bolder coyote parents rear bolder pups

In 2007, a male coyote (Canis latrans) wandered right into the open door of a Quiznos restaurant during lunch time in Chicago. This bold behavior got Christopher Schell, assistant professor of urban ecology at the

Dana Kobilinsky

Noisy roads may make birds age faster

Being around noisy traffic may make zebra finches (Taeniopygia guttata) that have left the nest age faster than birds in more rural environments, according to new research. Researchers had known that birds in urban environments