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Eric Strauss, PhD, Loyola Marymount University
President's Professor of Biology
Seaver College of Science & Engineering

Michele Romolini, PhD, Loyola Marymount University
Managing Director
Center for Urban Resilience

Mallika Sardeshpande, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Transformative Agriculture and Food Systems

Opeyemi Adeyemi, PhD, Rhodes University
Department of Environmental Science

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Current Issue: Volume 16, Issue 1 (2023) Managing Urban Ecosystems

Editor's Introduction

Special Topic Articles: Managing Urban Ecosystems

Practitioner Notes


Preserving Nature in New York City: NYC Parks’ Forever Wild Program
Georgina Cullman, Novem Auyeung, Jennifer Greenfeld, Kristen L. King, and Marit Larson

Research Notes


Ichthyofauna of the Los Angeles River
Sabrina L. Drill, Jason Post, Rosi Dagit, and Andres Aguilar


A Collaborative Social-Ecological Research Approach to Inform & Address Urban Coyote Management Challenges
Melinda J. Weaver, Anna Monterastelli, Eric G. Strauss, and Michele Romolini