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Urban ecology : patterns, processes, and applications

Author: Jari Niemelä
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Oxford biology.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jari Niemelä
ISBN: 9780199563562 019956356X 0199643954 9780199643950
OCLC Number: 663438443
Description: xiii, 374 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The history of urban ecology : an ecologists's perspective --
Ecology in cities : man-made physical conditions --
Ecology in cities : patterns of urban biodiversity --
Ecology in cities : processes affecting urban biodiversity --
Ecosystems, ecosystem services, and social systems in urban landscapes --
Urban design, planning, and management : lessons from ecology.
Series Title: Oxford biology.
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, Jari Niemela [and others].

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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  Read more...

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