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This collection, curated by Academic Editor Christopher Lepczyk in collaboration with PLOS ONE staff editors, features some of the interdisciplinary urban ecology research published in PLOS ONE. From the anthropogenic impacts of urbanization on the ecology and behavior of urban-dwelling species, to the social benefits of urban biodiversity, urban ecology encompasses a diverse range of topics at the forefront of environmental research. The articles highlighted in this collection span the breadth of this fascinating and growing field. Read more on our blog.