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Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology Book
Author : Richard T. T. Forman
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2014-02-13
ISBN : 1107007003
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The first richly illustrated worldwide portrayal of urban ecology, tying together organisms, built structures, and the physical environment around cities.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology Book
Author : Jari Niemelä,Jürgen H. Breuste,Glenn Guntenspergen,Nancy E. McIntyre,Thomas Elmqvist,Philip James
Publisher : OUP Oxford
Release : 2011-11-17
ISBN : 0191613231
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Urbanization is a global phenomenon that is increasingly challenging human society. It is therefore crucially important to ensure that the relentless expansion of cities and towns proceeds sustainably. Urban ecology, the interdisciplinary study of ecological patterns and processes in towns and cities, is a rapidly developing field that can provide a scientific basis for the informed decision-making and planning needed to create both viable and sustainable cities. Urban Ecology brings together an international team of leading scientists to discuss our current understanding of all aspects of urban environments, from the biology of the organisms that inhabit them to the diversity of ecosystem services and human social issues encountered within urban landscapes. The book is divided into five sections with the first describing the physical urban environment. Subsequent sections examine ecological patterns and processes within the urban setting, followed by the integration of ecology with social issues. The book concludes with a discussion of the applications of urban ecology to land-use planning. The emphasis throughout is on what we actually know (as well as what we should know) about the complexities of social-ecological systems in urban areas, in order to develop urban ecology as a rigorous scientific discipline.

Ecology of Urban Environments

Ecology of Urban Environments Book
Author : Kirsten M. Parris
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-05-02
ISBN : 1444332651
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Book
Author : Kevin J. Gaston
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2010-09-16
ISBN : 9780521743495
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 species respond to urbanisation, the many facets of human-ecology interactions, and the issues surrounding urban planning and the provision of urban green spaces. Drawing on examples from urban settlements around the world, it highlights the progress to date in this burgeoning field, as well as the challenges that lie ahead.

Applied Urban Ecology

Applied Urban Ecology Book
Author : Matthias Richter,Ulrike Weiland
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2011-09-19
ISBN : 1444345001
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework explores ways in which the environmental quality of urban areas can be improved starting with existing environmental conditions and their dynamics. Written by an internationally renowned selection of scientists and practitioners, the book covers a broad range of established and novel approaches to applied urban ecology. Approaches chosen for the book are placed in the context of issues such as climate change, green- and open-space development, flood-risk assessment, threats to urban biodiversity, and increasing environmental pollution (especially in the “megacities” of newly industrialized countries). All topics covered were chosen because they are socially and socio-politically relevant today. Further topics covered include sustainable energy and budget management, urban water resource management, urban land management, and urban landscape planning and design. Throughout the book, concepts and methods are illustrated using case studies from around the world. A closing synopsis draws conclusions on how the findings of urban ecological research can be used in strategic urban management in the future. Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework is an advanced textbook for students, researchers and experienced practitioners in urban ecology and urban environmental research, planning, and practice.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology Book
Author : Ian Douglas,Philip James
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-10-30
ISBN : 1136266968
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 in order to make our towns and cities healthier places to visit and in which to live and work. The authors examine how nature can improve our physical and mental health, the air we breathe and the waters we use, as well as boosting our enjoyment of parks and gardens. Urban Ecology sets out the science that underlies the changing natural scene and the tools used to ensure that cities become both capable of adapting to climate change and more beautiful and resilient. The book begins with a discussion of the nature of urban places and the role of nature in towns and cities. Part 1 looks at the context and content of urban ecology, its relationship to other foci of interest within ecology and other environmental sciences, and the character of city landscapes and ecosystems. In Part 2 the authors set out the physical and chemical components of urban ecosystems and ecological processes, including urban weather and climate, urban geomorphology and soils, urban hydrology and urban biogeochemical cycles. In Part 3 urban habitats, urban flora and fauna, and the effects of, deliberate and inadvertent human action on urban biota are examined. Part 4 contains an exploration of the identification and assessment of ecosystem services in urban areas, emphasising economic evaluation, the importance of urban nature for human health and well-being, and restoration ecology and creative conservation. Finally, in Part 5 the tasks for urban ecologists in optimising and sustaining urban ecosystems, providing for nature in cities, adapting to climate change and in developing the urban future in a more sustainable manner are set out. Within the 16 chapters of the book – in which examples from around the world are drawn upon - the authors explore current practice and future alternatives, set out procedures for ecological assessment and evaluation, suggest student activities and discussion topics, provide recommended reading and an extensive bibliography. The book contains more than 150 tables and over 150 photographs and diagrams.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology Book
Author : Jürgen Breuste,Hildegard Feldmann,Ogarit Uhlmann
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2013-01-06
ISBN : 9783642885853
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Provides an overview of international developments in urban ecology, with many examples from cities worldwide. In addition, this book presents a unique exchange of experiences and ideas, with a focus on cooperation between researchers and those involved in putting ideas into practice. Topics include: aims and standards for ecological cities; the integration of ecologial, economic, social and cultural aspects; land use as a controlling factor; ecologically responsible mobility; and the integration of nature and landscape into urban development.

Toward an Urban Ecology

Toward an Urban Ecology Book
Author : Kate Orff
Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
Release : 2016
ISBN : 1580934366
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Founded in 2005 by Kate Orff, SCAPE is a landscape architecture and urban design studio based in New York, celebrated not only for its interventions in public spaces but also for the far-reaching questions it raises and meaningful debates it engenders about the built environment, public sphere, climate change, and social and environmental justice in the age of the climate crisis. SCAPE is more than a design firm- it is a progressive and multidisciplinary think-tank, emphasizing the potential of landscape to mediate relations between communities and infrastructures. For the past ten years, the SCAPE practice has seen landscape architecture as an expanded field and as a form of activism, a zone of collective engagement. Its output takes many forms- research, teaching, built landscapes, maps, reports, and temporary installations. Through each of these, SCAPE's goal is to create and organize dialogue--then to channel the conclusions reached in concrete, meaningful actions. It has consistently sought to reveal how embedded natural processes, cycles, and systems can help shape the cities of tomorrow. Toward an Urban Ecology is an extended case study of the firm's practice, showing in detail how they construct narratives of projects, what kinds of questions they ask, and how they've engaged in a constellation of sites and issues in a way that is useful for the next generation of landscape practitioners and activists--storytellers and scientists with the power to change the world.

Understanding Urban Ecology

Understanding Urban Ecology Book
Author : Myrna H. P. Hall,Stephen B. Balogh
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2019-05-27
ISBN : 9783030112585
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Over half of the world’s population now lives in urban areas. Few who live in cities understand that cities, too, are ecosystems, as beholden to the laws and principles of ecology as are natural ecosystems. Understanding Urban Ecology: An Interdisciplinary Systems Approach introduces students at the college undergraduate level, or those in advanced-standing college credit high school courses, to cities as ecosystems. For graduate students it provides an overview and rich literature base. Urban planners, educators, and decision makers can use this book to help in designing a more sustainable or “green” future. The authors use a systems approach to explore the complexity and interactions of different components of a city’s ecology with an emphasis on the energy and materials required to maintain such concentrated centers of human activity and consumption. The book is written by seventeen specialized contributors and includes ten accompanying detailed field exercises to promote hands-on experience, observation, and quantification of urban ecosystem structure and function.The chapters describe one by one the different subsystems of the urban environment, their individual components and functions, and the interactions among them that create the social-ecological environments in which we live. The book’s emphasis on social-ecological metabolism provides students with the knowledge and methods needed to evaluate proposed policies for urban sustainability in terms of ecosystem capacity, potential positive and negative feedbacks, the laws of thermo-dynamics, and socio-cultural perception and adaptability.

Urban Ecosystems

Urban Ecosystems Book
Author : Frederick R. Adler,Colby J. Tanner
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-04-25
ISBN : 0521769841
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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An accessible introduction to the unifying principles of ecology through the exploration of urban ecosystems.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology Book
Author : John Marzluff
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2008-01-03
ISBN : 9780387734125
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 gaps in the published literature with a few, targeted original works, and translating key works originally published in German. This edited volume will provide students and professionals with a rich background in all facets of urban ecology. The editors emphasize the drivers, patterns, processes and effects of human settlement. The papers they synthesize provide readers with a broad understanding of the local and global aspects of settlement through traditional natural and social science lenses. This interdisciplinary vision gives the reader a comprehensive view of the urban ecosystem by introducing drivers, patterns, processes and effects of human settlements and the relationships between humans and other animals, plants, ecosystem processes, and abiotic conditions. The reader learns how human institutions, health, and preferences influence, and are influenced by, the others members of their shared urban ecosystem.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology Book
Author : Pedro Barbose
Publisher : CABI
Release : 2020-11-04
ISBN : 1789242606
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Today, 55% of the world's human population lives in urban areas. By 2030, up to 90% of the global human population will live in cities and the global population is expected to increase by 68% by 2050. Although land cover categorized as "urban" is a relatively small fraction of the total surface of the Earth, urban areas are major driving forces in global environmental change, habitat loss, threats to biodiversity, and the loss of terrestrial carbon stored in vegetation biomass. These and many other factors highlight the need to understand the broad-scale impacts of urban expansion as it effects the ecological interactions between humans, wildlife and plant communities. The book stresses the importance of understanding ecological forces and ecosystem services in urban areas and the integration of ecological concepts in urban planning and design. The creation of urban green spaces is critical to the future of urban areas, enhancing human social organization, human health and quality of life.

Advances in Urban Ecology

Advances in Urban Ecology Book
Author : marina Alberti
Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
Release : 2007-12-20
ISBN : 9780387755106
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This groundbreaking work is an attempt at providing a conceptual framework to synthesize urban and ecological dynamics into a common framework. The greatest challenge for urban ecologists in the next few decades is to understand the role humans play in urban ecosystems. The development of an integrated urban ecological approach is crucial to advance ecological research and to help planners and managers solve complex urban environmental issues. This book is a major step forward.

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology Book
Author : Ian Douglas,David Goode,Mike Houck,Rusong Wang
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2010-12-21
ISBN : 1136883401
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The birds, animals, insects, trees and plants encountered by the majority of the world’s people are those that survive in, adapt to, or are introduced to, urban areas. Some of these organisms give great pleasure; others invade, colonise and occupy neglected and hidden areas such as derelict land and sewers. Urban areas have a high biodiversity and nature within cities provides many ecosystem services including cooling the urban area, reducing urban flood risk, filtering pollutants, supplying food, and providing accessible recreation. Yet, protecting urban nature faces competition from other urban land uses. The Handbook of Urban Ecology analyses this biodiversity and complexity and provides the science to guide policy and management to make cities more attractive, more enjoyable, and better for our own health and that of the planet. This Handbook contains 50 interdisciplinary contributions from leading academics and practitioners from across the world to provide an in-depth coverage of the main elements of practical urban ecology. It is divided into six parts, dealing with the philosophies, concepts and history of urban ecology; followed by consideration of the biophysical character of the urban environment and the diverse habitats found within it. It then examines human relationships with urban nature, the health, economic and environmental benefits of urban ecology before discussing the methods used in urban ecology and ways of putting the science into practice. The Handbook offers a state-of the art guide to the science, practice and value of urban ecology. The engaging contributions provide students and practitioners with the wealth of interdisciplinary information needed to manage the biota and green landscapes in urban areas.

Urban Ecology in the Global South

Urban Ecology in the Global South Book
Author : Charlie M. Shackleton
Publisher : Springer Nature
Release : 2021-07-26
ISBN : 3030676501
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Urban Ecology in the Global South book written by Charlie M. Shackleton, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology Book
Author : Pramit Verma,Pardeep Singh,Rishikesh Singh,A. S. Raghubanshi
Publisher : Elsevier
Release : 2020-07-14
ISBN : 0128207310
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 cover change, urban social-ecological systems, urban environment, urban material balance, smart, healthy and sustainable cities and sustainable urban design. Within each section, key concepts such as monitoring the urbanization phenomena, land use cover, urban soil fluxes, urban metabolism, pollution and human health and sustainable cities are covered. Urban Ecology serves as a comprehensive and advanced book for students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers in urban ecology and urban environmental research, planning and practice. Includes global case studies from over 14 countries, providing a first-hand account of recent applications Covers the phenomena of sustainable transport, nutrient recovery and human health, among many others Examines environmental issues as well as social-ecological systems and governance

Nature All Around Us

Nature All Around Us Book
Author : Beatrix Beisner,Christian Messier,Luc-Alain Giraldeau
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2013
ISBN : 0226922758
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Presents a guide to the ecology of the urban environment, discussing facts about the various plants and animals that live among city dwellers.

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology

The Baltimore School of Urban Ecology Book
Author : J. Morgan Grove,Mary Cadenasso,Steward T. Pickett,Gary E. Machlis,William R. Burch
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2015-10-28
ISBN : 0300217862
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 cities and their social, political, and ecological complexity that will apply in many different parts of the world. Readers will gain fresh perspectives on how to study, build, and manage cities in innovative and sustainable ways.

Urban Ecology Water Quality and Climate Change

Urban Ecology  Water Quality and Climate Change Book
Author : Arup K. Sarma,Vijay P. Singh,Rajib K. Bhattacharjya,Suresh A. Kartha
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2018-03-14
ISBN : 3319744941
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This unique book brings together high-quality research contributions on ecological aspects of urbanization, water quality concerns in an urban environment, and climate change issues with a strong Indian focus under one umbrella. It includes several case studies that discuss urban water management, particularly highlighting the quality aspects. Urbanization is an ecological disturbance that the modern world accepts as essential in the absence of a better alternative that could provide an equal level of comfort. The prohibitive costs of eco-friendly production technologies are forcing the developing world to generate industrial waste that is detrimental to the environment. At the same time, the availability of adequate fresh water is another challenge for our climate-change impacted world. The scientific community is, therefore, searching for ways towards ecologically sustainable urban development. Discussing all these issues, this book offers a useful guide for academicians, researchers, practicing engineers, and managers dealing with diverse water-related problems in urban areas.

Contemporary Urban Ecology

Contemporary Urban Ecology Book
Author : Brian Joe Lobley Berry,John D. Kasarda
Publisher : New York : Macmillan
Release : 1977
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download Contemporary Urban Ecology book written by Brian Joe Lobley Berry,John D. Kasarda, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.