In a study from the University of Toronto comes a comprehensive look at the way big cities are affecting evolution.
The study raised questions about which native species can persist during urbanization and whether those that adapt will influence the health of ecosystems and human beings. Loss of habitat and the continuous building of roads and buildings pose challenges to all kinds of species--some may adapt in undesirable ways. The researchers assessed various means of genetic adaptation, concluding that the urban environment has an impact on each of these mechanisms of evolution. Read more about this study at Science Daily.