Explosion of rats, clovers, bedbugs, mosquitoes unintended evolutionary consequence of urbanization

NewsHumanity has come to dominate and master much of the global ecosystem especially in the spread of modern cities. The cities of roads, buildings, rushing cars and teeming sidewalks have created whole new opportunities for evolution, creating niches exploited by bedbugs, pigeons, rats, and other adaptive species.Staff Author: Seth AugensteinTopics: Ethology

Explosion of rats, clovers, bedbugs, mosquitoes unintended evolutionary consequence of urbanization

The recent uproar about seats on a British Airways flight crawling with bedbugs is only one of the unintended consequences that urbanization worldwide has on evolution, say Marc Johnson, an ...

Thu 2 Nov 17 from Phys.org

Urbanization Is Now a Major Influence on Evolution

New data shows that cities might be one of the most powerful forces shaping evolution today. Some species are naturally pretty well suited to life in the city (e.g. raccoons, rats), but others ...

Wed 8 Nov 17 from Geek.com

Are cities affecting evolution?

In the first study to take a comprehensive look at the way urbanization is affecting evolution, researchers say they've found a 'wake-up call for the public, governments and other scientists.' ...

Thu 2 Nov 17 from ScienceDaily

Are cities affecting evolution?, Thu 2 Nov 17 from Eurekalert

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