Eagles. Sea lions. Black bears. What do all these animals have in common? A surprising number of each of these species are now calling cities home. Centuries ago, countless different species of wildlife were driven out of cities. But in recent decades wildlife have begun returning in greater numbers and adapting to the human-centric infrastructure.
Two wildlife experts join us as guests this week, one an associate professor at UC Santa Barbara and author of The Accidental Ecosystem and the other a professor at The Ohio State University. Together they highlight how both humans and animals can coexist in these urban settings.
- Dr. Peter Alagona, associate professor, environmental studies, University of California – Santa Barbara, author of The Accidental Ecosystem: People and Wildlife in American Cities.
- Dr. Stanley Gehrt, professor, wildlife ecology, The Ohio State University.