How the Field[s] Meet

To this day, biological field studies are mostly conducted in the "wilderness" unaffected by human influences. According to the bioscience oxford journal, 96% of field stations are located away from metropolitan areas. While scientists have moved away from cities to study the natural environment, convergence of forces that constitute the greater ecology occur in urban areas. The "field" is no longer located away from civilization, rather it stands or has been standing in front of us all along.