Ecosystem services can be thought of as the resources or benefits we get from nature. As you might expect, urban ecosystem services, then, are those benefits found in urban environments. So, PNM reporter Kai Brito invited Carly Ziter, an urban ecologist and Ph.D candidate at UW-Madison, as his guest on the show. Among her many areas of research include urban heat island effects and the invasive Asian jumping worm. And you might see her doing research on a bicycle with a portable temperature sensor and a soil corer.
The original interview appeared on an episode of Earthspeak Radio which airs on the UW-Madison campus radio station WSUM 91.7 FM. Joining Kai in interviewing Carly was his WSUM colleague Sandra Kinzer.
More information can be found at the Water Sustainability and Climate blog.