Urban Ecology

Written By Jari Niemelä
Urban Ecology
  • Publsiher : OUP Oxford
  • Release : 17 November 2011
  • ISBN : 0191613231
  • Pages : 392 pages
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Download or read book entitled Urban Ecology by author: Jari Niemelä which was release on 17 November 2011 and published by OUP Oxford with total page 392 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. 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.

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Richard T. T. Forman
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2014-02-13
  • Total pages : 462
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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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....

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Ian Douglas,Philip James
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-30
  • Total pages : 476
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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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 : 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 : 0191613231
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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 ...

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 : 0191613231
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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 : Jürgen Breuste,Hildegard Feldmann,Ogarit Uhlmann
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2013-01-06
  • Total pages : 714
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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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; ...

Applied Urban Ecology

Applied Urban Ecology
  • Author : Matthias Richter,Ulrike Weiland
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2011-09-19
  • Total pages : 300
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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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 Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Kevin J. Gaston
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-16
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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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 : John Marzluff
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2008-01-03
  • Total pages : 808
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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Summary : 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 ...

Urban Ecology

Urban Ecology
  • Author : Pramit Verma,Pardeep Singh,Rishikesh Singh,A. S. Raghubanshi
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release Date : 2020-07-14
  • Total pages : 532
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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Summary : 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 ...

Toward an Urban Ecology

Toward an Urban Ecology
  • Author : Kate Orff
  • Publisher : The Monacelli Press, LLC
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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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 ...

Urban Ecosystems

Urban Ecosystems
  • Author : Frederick R. Adler,Colby J. Tanner
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2013-04-25
  • Total pages : 353
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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Summary : An accessible introduction to the unifying principles of ecology through the exploration of urban ecosystems....

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 : 0191613231
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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 ...

Perspectives in Urban Ecology

Perspectives in Urban Ecology
  • Author : Wilfried Endlicher
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2011-06-21
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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Summary : 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 ...

Ecology of Urban Environments

Ecology of Urban Environments
  • Author : Kirsten M. Parris
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2016-03-02
  • Total pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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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 ...

Urban Ecology in the Global South

Urban Ecology in the Global South
  • Author : Charlie M. Shackleton
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2021-06-16
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0191613231
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Summary : Read online Urban Ecology in the Global South written by Charlie M. Shackleton, published by Springer Nature which was released on . Download full Urban Ecology in the Global South Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....