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Urban ecology

Author: Kevin J Gaston
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
Series: Ecological reviews.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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 begins by covering the vital background concepts of the urbanisation process and the effect that it can  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kevin J Gaston
ISBN: 9780521760973 0521760976 9780521743495 0521743494
OCLC Number: 636911238
Description: ix, 318 pages : illustrations, map ; 26 cm.
Contents: 1. Urban ecology / Kevin J. Gaston --
2. Urbanisation / Kevin J. Gaston --
3. Urban environments and ecosystem functions / Kevin J. Gaston, Zoe G. Davies and Jill L. Edmondson --
4. Individual species and urbanisation / Karl L. Evans --
5. Species diversity and urbanisation : patterns, drivers and implications / Gary W. Luck and Lisa T. Smallbone --
6. Urbanisation and alien invasion / Stefan Klotz and Ingolf Kühn --
7. Interactions between people and nature in urban environments / Richard A. Fuller and Katherine N. Irvine --
8. Urban ecology and human social organisation / Paige S. Warren [and others] --
9. Urban ecology and human health and wellbeing / Jo Barton and Jules Pretty --
10. Bringing cities alive : the importance of urban green spaces for people and biodiversity / Jon Sadler [and others] --
11. Integrating nature values in urban planning and design / Robbert Snep and Paul Opdam --
12. Urban futures / Michael L. McKinney.
Series Title: Ecological reviews.
Responsibility: edited by Kevin J. Gaston.
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An overview of our current understanding of how people influence, and are influenced by, the 'green' component of urban environments.  Read more...

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"... thought-provoking and timely introduction to the ecology of our growing urban habitat." Peter Moore, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society

 
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