Urban Ecology

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  • Author : Ian Douglas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Pages : 476 pages
  • ISBN : 9780415538954
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Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Ian Douglas,Philip James
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 01 August 2014
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Urban Ecology: An Introduction seeks to open the reader's mind and eyes to the way in which nature permeates everyday urban living, and how it has to be understood, cared for, and managed to make our towns and cities healthier places in which to live and more resilient to environmental and other changes. The authors examine how contact with nature can improve our health, the air we breathe, the waters we use and our enjoyment of parks and gardens. The

Urban Ecology

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  • Author : John Marzluff,Eric Shulenberger,Wilfried Endlicher,marina Alberti,Gordon Bradley,Clare Ryan,Craig ZumBrunnen,Ute Simon
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 03 January 2008
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Urban Ecology is a rapidly growing field of academic and practical significance. Urban ecologists have published several conference proceedings and regularly contribute to the ecological, architectural, planning, and geography literature. However, important papers in the field that set the foundation for the discipline and illustrate modern approaches from a variety of perspectives and regions of the world have not been collected in a single, accessible book. Foundations of Urban Ecology does this by reprinting important European and American publications, filling

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Kevin J. Gaston
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 16 September 2010
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This is the urban century in which, for the first time, the majority of people live in towns and cities. Understanding how people influence, and are influenced by, the 'green' component of these environments is therefore of enormous significance. Providing an overview of the essentials of urban ecology, the book begins by covering the vital background concepts of the urbanisation process and the effect that it can have on ecosystem functions and services. Later sections are devoted to examining how

The Ecology of Urban Habitats

The Ecology of Urban Habitats
  • Author : Oliver Gilbert
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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This book is about the plants and animals of urban areas, not the urban fringe, not encapsulated countryside but those parts of towns where man's impact is greatest. The powerful anthropogenic influences that operate in cities have, until recently, rendered them unattractive to ecologists who find the high proportion of exotics and mixtures of planted and spontaneous vegetation bewildering. They are also unused to considering fashion, taste, mowing machines and the behaviour of dog owners as habitat factors. I have

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

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  • Author : J. Morgan Grove,Mary Cadenasso,Steward T. Pickett,Gary E. Machlis,William R. Burch
  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 28 October 2015
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The first “urban century” in history has arrived: a majority of the world’s population now resides in cities and their surrounding suburbs. Urban expansion marches on, and the planning and design of future cities requires attention to such diverse issues as human migration, public health, economic restructuring, water supply, climate and sea-level change, and much more. This important book draws on two decades of pioneering social and ecological studies in Baltimore to propose a new way to think about

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Kevin J. Gaston
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 03 December 2021
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"This is the urban century in which, for the first time, the majority of people live in towns and cities. Understanding how people influence, and are influenced by, the 'green' component of these environments is therefore of enormous significance. Providing an overview of the essentials of urban ecology, the book begins by covering the vital background concepts of the urbanisation process and the effect that it can have on ecosystem functions and services. Later sections are devoted to examining how

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Pramit Verma,Pardeep Singh,Rishikesh Singh,A. S. Raghubanshi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 14 July 2020
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Urban Ecology covers the latest theoretical and applied concepts in urban ecological research. This book covers the key environmental issues of urban ecosystems as well as the human-centric issues, particularly those of governance, economics, sociology and human health. The goal of Urban Ecology is to challenge readers’ thinking around urban ecology from a resource-based approach to a holistic and applied field for sustainable development. There are seven major themes of the book: emerging urban concepts and urbanization, land use/land

Perspectives in Urban Ecology

Perspectives in Urban Ecology
  • Author : Wilfried Endlicher
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 21 June 2011
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This book gives an interdisciplinary overview on urban ecology. Basic understanding of urban nature development and its social reception are discussed for the European Metropolitan Area of Berlin. Furthermore, we investigate specific consequences for the environment, nature and the quality of life for city dwellers due to profound changes such as climate change and the demographic and economic developments associated with the phenomena of shrinking cities. Actual problems of urban ecology should be discussed not only in terms of natural

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Urban Ecology Studies of the Amphibians and Reptiles in the City of Plovdiv  Bulgaria
  • Author : Ivelin A. Mollov
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 12 September 2019
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This book summarizes all available knowledge about the species composition and spatial distribution of amphibians and reptiles in the city of Plovdiv, in South Bulgaria. It also traces the dynamics of their populations and communities, along the urban-to-rural gradient, in order to determine their frequency of occurrence in time and the Important Herpetological Areas in the city. The book also provides additional ecological, zoogeographical and conservational data to further its points. It is the first comprehensive study on the urban

Urban Ecology and Intervention in the 21st Century Americas

Urban Ecology and Intervention in the 21st Century Americas
  • Author : Allison M. Schifani
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 28 December 2020
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This book takes a hemispheric approach to contemporary urban intervention, examining urban ecologies, communication technologies, and cultural practices in the twenty-first century. It argues that governmental and social regimes of control and forms of political resistance converge in speculation on disaster and that this convergence has formed a vision of urban environments in the Americas in which forms of play and imaginations of catastrophe intersect in the vertical field. Schifani explores a diverse range of resistant urban interventions, imagining the

Ecology Planning and Management of Urban Forests

Ecology  Planning  and Management of Urban Forests
  • Author : Margaret M. Carreiro,Yong-Chang Song,Jianguo Wu
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 31 October 2007
GET THIS BOOK Ecology Planning and Management of Urban Forests

Trees and vegetation in cities aren’t just there to make the place look pretty. They have an important ecological function. This book contains studies and perspectives on urban forests from a broad array of basic and applied scientific disciplines including ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, plant community ecology, geography, and social science. The book includes contributions from experts around the world, allowing the reader to evaluate methods and management that are appropriate for particular geographic, environmental, and socio-political contexts.

Ecology of Urban Environments

Ecology of Urban Environments
  • Author : Kirsten M. Parris
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 02 May 2016
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Provides an accessible introduction to urban ecology, using established ecological theory to identify generalities in the complexity of urban environments. Examines the bio-physical processes of urbanization and how these influence the dynamics of urban populations, communities and ecosystems Explores the ecology of humans in cities Discusses practical strategies for conserving biodiversity and maintaining ecosystem services in urban environments Includes case studies with questions to improve retention and understanding

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Ken Leinbach
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release : 06 March 2018
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With climate change in the news, an urban core that has reached boiling point, and many children growing up without role models and with limited dreams, where is hope? There is a quiet experiment in Milwaukee that is turning heads. It starts with the simplicity of getting a city kid exploring their neighborhood park. How is it that so much life, community, and opportunity can grow from this unlikely soil? It's been called a miracle. It's contagious. It's spreading. It's

Understanding Urban Ecosystems

Understanding Urban Ecosystems
  • Author : Alan R. Berkowitz,Charles H. Nilon,Karen S. Hollweg
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 29 May 2006
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Nowhere on Earth is the challenge for ecological understanding greater, and yet more urgent, than in those parts of the globe where human activity is most intense - cities. People need to understand how cities work as ecological systems so they can take control of the vital links between human actions and environmental quality, and work for an ecologically and economically sustainable future. An ecosystem approach integrates biological, physical and social factors and embraces historical and geographical dimensions, providing our