Urban Ecology

Written By Ian Douglas
Urban Ecology
  • Publsiher : Routledge
  • Release : 30 October 2014
  • ISBN : 1136266968
  • Pages : 476 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Urban Ecology written by Ian Douglas which was release on 30 October 2014, this book published by Routledge. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: 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
  • Author : Ian Douglas,Philip James
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • Total pages : 476
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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 ...

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Richard T. T. Forman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Total pages : 462
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : The first richly illustrated worldwide portrayal of urban ecology, tying together organisms, built structures, and the physical environment around cities....

Understanding Urban Ecology

Understanding Urban Ecology
  • Author : Myrna H. P. Hall,Stephen B. Balogh
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2019-05-27
  • Total pages : 357
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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, ...

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Jari Niemelä,Jürgen H. Breuste,Glenn Guntenspergen,Nancy E. McIntyre,Thomas Elmqvist,Philip James
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2011-11-17
  • Total pages : 392
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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 ...

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Jürgen Breuste,Hildegard Feldmann,Ogarit Uhlmann
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-01-06
  • Total pages : 714
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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; ...

Toward an Urban Ecology

Toward an Urban Ecology
  • Author : Kate Orff
  • Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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 ...

Applied Urban Ecology

Applied Urban Ecology
  • Author : Matthias Richter,Ulrike Weiland
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-09-19
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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 Ecosystems

Urban Ecosystems
  • Author : Frederick R. Adler,Colby J. Tanner
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Total pages : 353
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : An accessible introduction to the unifying principles of ecology through the exploration of urban ecosystems....

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Kevin J. Gaston
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-16
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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 ...

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Ken Leinbach
  • Publisher : Morgan James Publishing
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Total pages : 271
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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 ...

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Pedro Barbose
  • Publisher : CABI
  • Release Date : 2020-11-04
  • Total pages : 247
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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 Ecology in the Global South

Urban Ecology in the Global South
  • Author : Charlie M. Shackleton,Sarel S. Cilliers,Elandrie Davoren,Marié J. du Toit
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-04-20
  • Total pages : 461
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : Against the background of unprecedented rates of urbanisation in the Global South, leading to massive social, economic and environmental transformations, this book engages with the dire need to understand the ecology of such settings as the foundation for fostering sustainable and resilient human settlements in contexts that are very different ...

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology

The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology
  • Author : Ian Douglas,David Goode,Mike Houck,Rusong Wang
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2010-12-21
  • Total pages : 688
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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 ...

Advances in Urban Ecology

Advances in Urban Ecology
  • Author : marina Alberti
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2007-12-20
  • Total pages : 366
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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 ...

Ecology of Urban Environments

Ecology of Urban Environments
  • Author : Kirsten M. Parris
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-05-02
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1136266968
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Summary : 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 ...