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Handbook of urban ecology

Author: Ian Douglas
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2011.
Series: Routledge handbooks.
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This handbook provides a state of the art guide to the science, practice and value of urban ecology to help everyone understand and enjoy their urban habitat.
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Genre/Form: Handbooks and manuals
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ian Douglas
ISBN: 9780415498135 0415498139
OCLC Number: 643082338
Description: xxiv, 664 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Prologue / Ian Douglas --
Context, history and philosophies. Introduction / Ian Douglas --
Urban ecology : definitions and goals / N.E. McIntyre --
Analysis of cities as ecosystems / Ian Douglas --
Urban ecology and industrial ecology / Xuemei Bai, Heinz Schandl --
Urban areas in the context of human ecology / Roderick J. Lawrence --
In livable cities is preservation of the wild : the politics of providing for nature in cities / Michael C. Houck --
Human relationship with nature : rights of animals and plants in the urban context / Jason Byrne --
Urban natural histories to urban ecologies : the growth of the study of urban nature / Ian Douglas, David Goode --
Planning for nature in towns and cities : a historical perspective / David Goode --
How much is urban nature worth? And for whom? Thoughts from ecological economics / Anna Chiesura, Joan Martínez-Alier --
Urban ecological environment. Introduction / Ian Douglas --
Climate of cities / C.S.B. Grimmond --
Urban heat islands / T.R. Oke --
Urban effects on precipitation and associated convective processes / J.M. Shephard [and others] --
Urban hydrology ; Urban geomorphology / Ian Douglas --
Urban soils / Peter J. Marcotullio --
Process of natural succession in urban areas / Wayne C. Zipperer --
Recombinant ecology of urban areas : characterisation, context and creativity / Colin D. Meurk --
Creative conservation / Grant Luscombe, Richard Scott --
Nature of urban habitats. Introduction / Ian Douglas --
Walls and paved surfaces: urban complexes with limited water and nutrients / C. Philip Wheater --
Urban cliffs / Jeremy Lundholm --
Suburban mosaic of houses, roads, gardens and mature trees / Ian Douglas --
Urban wildlife corridors : conduits for movement or linear habitat? / Ian Douglas, Jonathan P. Sadler --
Landscapes parks and open spaces / M. Hermy --
Grassland on reclaimed soil, with streets, car parks and buildings but few or no mature trees / Tony Kendle --
Urban contaminated land / Michael O. Rivett, Jonathan P. Sadler, Bob C. Barnes --
Urban woodlands as distinctive and threatened nature-in-city patches / C.Y. Jim --
Wetlands in urban environments / Joan G. Ehrenfeld, Monica Palta, Emilie Stander --
Urban animal ecology / Peter J. Jarvis --
Feral animals in the urban environment / Peter J. Jarvis --
Ecosystem services and urban ecology. Introduction / Ian Douglas --
Intrinsic and aesthetic values of urban nature : a journalist's view from London / David Nicholson-Lord --
Intrinsic and aesthetic values of urban nature : a psychological perspective / Rachel Kaplan --
Urban nature and human physical health / Jenna H. Tilt --
Urban nature : human psychological and community health / Rod Matsuoka, William Sullivan --
Street trees and the urban environment / Gerald F.M. Dawe --
Urban gardens and biodiversity / Kevin J. Gaston, Sian Gaston --
Methodologies. Introduction ; Urban habitat analysis / Ian Douglas --
Urban habitat type mapping / Peter J. Jarvis --
Invasive species and their response to climate change / Ian Douglas --
Urban biogeochemical flux analysis / Nancy B. Grimm [and others] --
Urban metabolism analysis / Shu-Li Huang, Chun-Lin Lee --
Applications and policy implications. Introduction / Ian Douglas --
Delivering urban greenspace for people and wildlife / John Box --
Urban areas and the biosphere reserve concept / Pete Frost, Glen Hyman --
Urban ecology and sustainable urban drainage / Peter Worrall, Sarah Little --
Green roofs, urban vegetation and urban runoff / Joachim T. Tourbier --
Role of green infrastructure in adapting cities to climate change / Ian Douglas --
Creative use of therapeutic green spaces / Ambra Burls --
Peri-urban ecology : green infrastructure in the twenty-first century metro-scape / Joe Ravetz --
Biodiversity as a statutory component of urban planning / David Goode --
Making urban ecology a key element in urban development and planning / John Stuart-Murray --
Towards ecopolis : new technologies, new philosophies and new developments / Rusong Wang, Paul Downton, Ian Douglas --
Conclusion / Ian Douglas.
Series Title: Routledge handbooks.
Responsibility: edited by Ian Douglas [and others].
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