As urbanization increases, urban ecology becomes an apparent topic to consider for environmental and community issues. This study investigates Cambridge’s bird populations and comparing it to observational field data and publically available geospatial data on vegetation and land usage, gaining an inference on the roles these possibly play on each other. The findings support significant relationships between vegetation diversity and bird diversity, as well as generalist species adapting to these urban environments. Further discussions are on refinement of data collection and methodology, use of citizen science, and using this as a tool to compare the urban ecology of other cities.
Lesley University, Community of Scholars Day, birds, Cambridge, urban ecology, citizen science
Coney, Nathan and McDonald, Dani, "Vegetation and Land Use Effects on Bird Richness: A Cambridge Perspective" (2016). Community of Scholars Day—Posters. 35.