Urban ecology in New York City

Urbanization is increasing around the world and understanding the impacts that cities have on the natural world is extremely important.

We aim to understand how urbanization affects biodiversity and ecological function in urban green spaces and freshwater ecosystems.

Learning Resources

Current Research

Urban green spaces

Pollinator movement in New York City (aka “Bug Roads”)

Biodiversity in small green spaces

Our lab

Dr. Matthew J. Lundquist

Principal Investigator

Juliet Hernandez

Class of ’25

Brianna Fay

Class of ’26

Previous students

Isabelle Fehr


Victoria Pérez

Class of ‘24

Christa Coburn

Class of ‘24

Elizabeth Scott

Class of ‘22

Martha Madrid

Class of ’21

Hope Kenmore

Class of ‘20

Madison Weisend

Class of ‘20