Urban Ecology Patterns, Processes, and Applications

ISBN-10: 0199643954
ISBN-13: 9780199643950
Edition: 2011
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Book details

Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 11/17/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 7.50" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

J�rgen H. Breuste is a Professor of Geography in the Department of Geography and Geology at the University of Salzburg in Austria.

Introduction
The History of Urban Ecology - An Ecologist's Perspective
Ecology in Cities: Man-Made Physical Conditions
Introduction to Section 1
Land-Use and Surface-Cover as Urban Ecological Indicators
Urban Climate
Urban Soils - Characterization, Pollution, and Relevance in Urban Ecosystems
Hydrology of Urban Environments
Summary of Section 1
Ecology in Cities: Patterns of Urban Biodiversity
Introduction to Section 2
Plant Communities of Urban Wetlands: Patterns and Controlling Processes
Potemkin Gardens: Biodiversity in Small Designed Landscapes
Vegetation of Urban Hard Surfaces
Composition and Diversity of Urban Vegetation
Anthropogenic Ecosystems: The Influence of People on Urban Wildlife Populations
Summary of Section 2
Ecology in Cities: Processes Affecting Urban Biodiversity
Intyre: Introduction to Section 3
Coupled Relationships between Humans and other Organisms in Urban Areas
Urban Flora and Vegetation: Patterns and Processes
Effects of Urbanisation on the Ecology and Evolution of Arthropods
Ecology of Urban Amphibians and Reptiles: Urbanophiles, Urbanophobes, and the Urbanoblivious
Biodiversity and Community Composition in Urban Ecosystems: Coupled Human, Spatial, and Metacommunity Processes
Intyre: Summary of Section 3
Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Social Systems in Urban Landscapes
Introduction to Section 4
Global Effects of Urbanization on Ecosystem Services
Social-Ecological Transformations in Urban Landscapes - A Historical Perspective
The Urban Landscape as a Social - Ecological System for Governance of Ecosystem Services
Water Services in Urban Landscapes
The Role of Ecosystem Services in Contemporary Urban Planning
Summary of Section 4
Urban Design, Planning, and Management: Lessons from Ecology
Introduction to Section 5
Urban Ecology - the Bigger Picture
Urban Ecology and Human Health
Multifunctional Green Infrastructure Planning to Promote Ecological Services in the City
Building for Biodiversity: Accommodating People and Wildlife in Cities
Linking Social and Ecological Systems
Building Urban Biodiversity through Financial Incentives, Regulation, and Targets
Summary of Section 5
Concluding Remarks: The Way Forward for Urban Ecology
References
Index

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