Ecology Program at the Center for Urban Ecology (CUE) provides
technical assistance on ecological issues. The National Capital
Region (NCR) is ecologically distinct because of its location
within 4 physiographic regions.
Consequently, CUE's Ecology Program considers
a wide range of ecosystem management concerns pertaining to
a variety of communities. Land use change and urban development,
habitat fragmentation, biodiversity, and maintenance of ecosystem
processes are areas of particular interest to CUE staff. The
underlying goal of studies implemented by the Ecology Program
is to preserve the integrity of NCR's biological resources.