Autor: Jari Niemela
ISBN-13: 9780199643950
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 392
Format: 247x192x22 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Urban Ecology

Patterns, Processes, and Applications
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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.
Jari Niemela, Jurgen H. Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, & Nancy McIntyre: Introduction; Mark J. McDonnell: The History of Urban Ecology - An Ecologist's Perspective; Section 1 - Ecology in Cities: Man-Made Physical Conditions; Jurgen H. Breuste: Introduction to Section 1; 1.1 Stephan Pauleit and Jurgen H. Breuste: Land-Use and Surface-Cover as Urban Ecological Indicators; 1.2 Eberhard Parlow: Urban Climate; 1.3 Martin Sauerwein: Urban Soils - Characterization, Pollution, and Relevance in Urban Ecosystems; 1.4 Marc Illgen: Hydrology of Urban Environments; Jurgen H. Breuste: Summary of Section 1; Section 2 - Ecology in Cities: Patterns of Urban Biodiversity; Glenn R. Guntenspergen: Introduction to Section 2; 2.1 Andrew H. Baldwin: Plant Communities of Urban Wetlands: Patterns and Controlling Processes; 2.2 Martin F. Quigley: Potemkin Gardens: Biodiversity in Small Designed Landscapes; 2.3 Jeremy Lundholm: Vegetation of Urban Hard Surfaces; 2.4 Christopher P. Dunn and Liam Heneghan: Composition and Diversity of Urban Vegetation; 2.5 Clark E. Adams and Kieran J. Lindsey: Anthropogenic Ecosystems: The Influence of People on Urban Wildlife Populations; Glenn R. Guntenspergen: Summary of Section 2; Section 3 - Ecology in Cities: Processes Affecting Urban Biodiversity; Nancy E. MacIntyre: Introduction to Section 3; 3.1 Barbara Clucas and John M. Marzluff: Coupled Relationships between Humans and other Organisms in Urban Areas; 3.2 Sarel S. Cilliers & Stefan J. Siebert: Urban Flora and Vegetation: Patterns and Processes; 3.3 Johan Kotze, Stephen Venn, Jari Niemela, and John Spence: Effects of Urbanisation on the Ecology and Evolution of Arthropods; 3.4 Bruce W. Grant, George Middendorf, Michael J. Colgan, Haseeb Ahmad, and Michael B. Vogel: Ecology of Urban Amphibians and Reptiles: Urbanophiles, Urbanophobes, and the Urbanoblivious; 3.5 Christopher M. Swan, Steward T. A. Pickett, Katalin Szlavecz, Paige Warren, and K. Tara Willey: Biodiversity and Community Composition in Urban Ecosystems: Coupled Human, Spatial, and Metacommunity Processes; Nancy E. MacIntyre: Summary of Section 3; Section 4 - Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services, and Social Systems in Urban Landscapes; Thomas Elmqvist: Introduction to Section 4; 4.1 Robert McDonald and Peter Marcotullio: Global Effects of Urbanization on Ecosystem Services; 4.2 Charles L. Redman: Social-Ecological Transformations in Urban Landscapes - A Historical Perspective; 4.3 Christine Alfsen, Ashley Duval, and Thomas Elmqvist: The Urban Landscape as a Social - Ecological System for Governance of Ecosystem Services; 4.4 Peter Bridgewater: Water Services in Urban Landscapes; 4.5 Johan Colding: The Role of Ecosystem Services in Contemporary Urban Planning; Thomas Elmqvist: Summary of Section 4; Section 5 - Urban Design, Planning, and Management: Lessons from Ecology; Philip James: Introduction to Section 5; 5.1 Ian Douglas and Joe Ravetz: Urban Ecology - the Bigger Picture; 5.2 Konstantinos Tzoulas and Kim Greening: Urban Ecology and Human Health; 5.3 Stephan Pauleit, Li Liu, Jack Ahern, and Aleksandra Kazmierczak: Multifunctional Green Infrastructure Planning to Promote Ecological Services in the City; 5.4 Jon Sadler, Adam Bates, Rossa Donovan, and Stefan Bodnar: Building for Biodiversity: Accommodating People and Wildlife in Cities; 5.5 Wayne C. Zipperer, Wayde F. Morse, and Cassandra Johnson Gaither: Linking Social and Ecological Systems; 5.6 John Box: Building Urban Biodiversity through Financial Incentives, Regulation, and Targets; Philip James: Summary of Section 5; Jari Niemela, Jurgen H. Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, & Nancy McIntyre: Concluding Remarks: The Way Forward for Urban Ecology; References; Index
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.
Autor: Jari Niemela, Jurgen H. Breuste, Glenn Guntenspergen, Nancy E. McIntyre, Thomas Elmqvist, Philip James
The Editor-in-Chief, Jari Niemela, is professor of urban ecology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His research interests include urban ecology, biodiversity, interactions between ecological and social systems, and the application of ecological knowledge in decision-making.; The section editors Jurgen H. Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn R. Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy E. McIntyre are leading researchers in this field.

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Autor: Jari Niemela
ISBN-13:: 9780199643950
ISBN: 0199643954
Erscheinungsjahr: 01.11.2011
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Gewicht: 850g
Seiten: 392
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 247x192x22 mm, 75 black and white illustrations