New directions of biology and biotechnology in urban environmental sciences Letter to Editor

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Evgeny Gladkov
Olga Victorovna Gladkova


Living organisms and biological methods are widely used in recycling urban waste and improving the quality of the urban environment. Urban biology is a branch of biology that studies organisms living in cities. We propose using the new term "urban biotechnology". Urban biotechnology is the use of biotechnological methods to protect the urban environment and in urban energy. Urban biotechnology in the future may be included in the curriculum of the degree programs "Biotechnology", "Ecology " (profile "Applied Ecology"), "Chemistry" (profile " Сhemistry of the urban environment "), and Chemical Engineering (profile "Chemical and Biochemical Engineering "). We consider it important to train specialists in the fields of urban biology and urban biotechnology. We hope that urban biotechnology and urban biology will become independent disciplines in the future.


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Gladkov , E. ., & Gladkova , O. V. . (2022). New directions of biology and biotechnology in urban environmental sciences: Letter to Editor. HEMIJSKA INDUSTRIJA, 75(6), 365–368.
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