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urbionet linkagesAn initial research question for the Socio-ecological Linkages working group of UrBioNet is: what are the relationships between species richness and composition with socioeconomic gradients within cities? Initial work will focus on taxa with the greatest data availability, plants and birds, with additional analyses on other taxa as data permits. Since there are currently no quantitative comparisons of socioeconomic-biodiversity relationships across cities globally, even an analysis for a subset of cities will provide new insights into the relationships between local scale biodiversity and wealth, historical legacies, and income inequality.