We usually think of ecology as the study of the relationships in nature but many people don't consider humans as part of "nature". I was very interested in the way our professor related ecology to people because we truly are a part of this great ecosystem. Some people might say nature is "out there" and not in our backyards but this course has opened my eyes to something thats always around us, natural life.
Urban ecology is the subfield of ecology which studies exactly what this whole essay is about, the interaction of plants, animals, humans with each other and their enviroment in urban or urbanizing settings. Ecology alone is an extensive study of the relationships of everything within the world and when you add humans into the equation it gets even more complicated as we see the effects we have on the earth; positive and negative.
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