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Even small, densely urban sites have potential to support insect biodiversity. A 2,100-sf roadside green space in Melbourne experienced a sevenfold increase in the number of insect species in the three years following the addition of 12 new indigenous plant species.

Mata, Luis, Amy K. Hahs, Estibaliz Palma, Anna Backstrom, Nikolas Johnston, Tyler King, Ashley R. Olson, Christina Renowden, Tessa R. Smith, Blythe Vogel, and Samantha Ward. “Large Positive Ecological Changes of Small Urban Greening Actions.”  Ecological Solutions and Evidence 4, no. 3 (August 2023).


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