Echoes of Social Diversity and Inequality in Biodiversity

Science / Life Sciences

Cities are complex human societies where individuals with unique characteristics and habits coexist. However, a small number of people concentrate the majority of opportunities and resources. These two factors shape how cities function, generating heterogeneity in the urban landscape between neighboring houses and neighborhoods with different socioeconomic realities.

Despite the many distractions of city life, we sometimes forget that we share urban space with other humans and a wide variety of organisms. Even our homes are small ecosystems that support an immense diversity of life.

This research aims to understand how our individual habits (e.g., having a pet, always eating out) and the structure of São Paulo’s complex urban mosaic (e.g., tree-lined or completely paved neighborhoods) influence the ecological interactions that take place in the environment we know best: our homes.

Amount invested

2021Grant: R$ 569,500.00

Open Calls

Science Call 4
  • Topics
  • ecological interactions
  • Ecology
  • individual habits