“PNW Ecotone” is a podcast of the Pacific Northwest Research
Station that highlights recent science findings, tools, and timely
research topics from our 11 laboratories and centers in Oregon, Washington,
In ecology, an “ecotone” refers to a transitional area,
an interface, between two distinct landscape types. This interface
characteristics of each area but also has unique qualities of its
own. We view “PNW Ecotone” in much the same way—as a transitional
interface that connects two communities—in our case, scientists
and the people their work serves.
Episode 2—Beyond the Concrete Jungle: Cities as Sources of Ecosystem Services
October 2012—When you hear the word “ecosystem,” what comes to mind? A forest? A river, maybe? Well, how about a city? It turns out, the green spaces in our urban areas can offer a range of ecosystem services, just like forests and rivers. Station scientists are working to better understand cities as ecosystems and demonstrate how nearby nature provides important benefits and services. (4:19).
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