Ecology in a walled city: researching urban wildlife in postwar Berlin

J.D. Lachmund*

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The division of Berlin in the aftermath of World War II and the erection of the Wall in 1961 were not only of tremendous political, social and cultural significance, but also had implications for the way in which science was undertaken in this city. For ecologists living and working in the enclosed city part of West Berlin, the lack of accessible countryside motivated them to focus their fieldwork increasingly on urban sites and, thereby, to engage themselves in one of the most significant attempts to develop an ecology of the city.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)78-81
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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