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Urban ecology : an international perspective on the interaction between humans and nature

Publisher: New York : Springer, cop. 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

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Additional Physical Format: Urban Ecology [Ressource électronique] : An International Perspective on the Interaction Between Humans and Nature / edited by John M. Marzluff, Eric Shulenberger, Wilfried Endlicher, Marina Alberti, Gordon Bradley, Clare Ryan, Ute Simon, Craig ZumBrunnen.
Boston, MA : Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, 2008. (@Earth and Environmental Science (Springer-11646; ZDB-2-EES))
Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9780387734118 0387734112
OCLC Number: 494266164
Description: 1 vol. (XXV- 807 p.) : ill., cartes. ; 27 cm
Contents: Human domination of earth's ecosystems / Peter M. Vitousek ... [et al.] --
Humans as the world's greatest evolutionary force / Stephen R. Palumbi --
Urbanization / Brian J.L. Berry --
Urban ecology as an interdisciplinary field : differences in the use of "urban" between the social and natural sciences / Nancy E. McIntyre, K. Knowles-Yánez, and D. Hope --
Growth of the city : an introduction to a research project / Ernest W. Burgess --
On the early history of urban ecology in Europe / Herbert Sukopp --
Urban ecological systems : terrestrial ecological, physical, and socioeconomic components of metropolitan areas / S.T.A. Pickett ... [et al.] --
Integrated approaches to long-term studies of urban ecological systems / Nancy B. Grimm ... [et al.] --
Integrating humans into ecology : opportunities and challenges for studying urban ecosystems / Marina Alberti ... [et al.] --
Sealing of soils / Gerd Wessolek --
Producing and consuming chemicals : the moral economy of the American lawn / Paul Robbins, Julie T. Sharp --
Streams in the urban landscape / Michael J. Paul and Judy L. Meyer --
Urban climate --
basic and applied aspects / Wilhelm Kuttler --
Global warming and the urban heat island / Maria João Alcoforado and Henrique Andrade --
Retrospective assessment of morality from the London smog episode of 1952 : the role of influenza and pollution / Micheile L. Bell, Devra L. Davis, and Tony Fletcher --
Heat waves, urban climate and human health / Wilfried Endlicher ... [et al.] --
City as a subject for ecological research / Herbert Sukopp --
Ecosystem processes along an urban-to-rural gradient / Mark J. McDonnell ... [et al.] --
House sparrows : rapid evolution of races in North America / Richard F. Johnston, Robert K. Selander --
On the role of alien species in urban flora and vegetation / Ingo Kowarik --
Socioeconomics drive urban plant diversity / Diane Hope ... [et al.] --
Fauna of the big city --
estimating species richness and abundance in Warsaw, Poland / Maciej Luniak --
Island biogeography for an urbanizing world : how extinction and colonization may determine biological diversity in human-dominated landscapes / John M. Marzluff --
Long-term survey of the avifauna in an urban park / Michael Abs and Frank Bergen --
Biodiversity in the Argentinean Rolling Pampa ecoregion : changes caused by agriculture and urbanisation / Ana M. Faggi ... [et al.] --
Does differential access to protein influence differences in timing of breeding of Florida Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens) in suburban and wildland habitats? / Stephan J. Schoech and Reed Bowman --
Creating a homogeneous avifauna / Robert B. Blair --
Towards a mechanistic understanding of urbanization's impact on fish / Christian Wolter --
Bat activity in an urban landscape : patterns at the landscape and microhabitat scale / Stanley D. Gehrt and James E. Chelsvig --
Urbanization and spider diversity : influences of human modification of habitat structure and productivity / E. Shochat ... [et al.] --
Social science concepts and frameworks for understanding urban ecosystems / Carolyn Harrison and Jacquie Burgess --
Iceberg and the Titanic : human economic behavior in ecological models / Jane V. Hall --
Forecasting demand for urban land / Paul Waddell and Terry Moore --
Characteristics, causes, and effects of sprawl : a literature review / Reid H. Ewing --
Urban ecological footprints : why cities cannot be sustainable --
and why they are a key to sustainability / William Rees and Mathis Wackernagel --
Health, supportive environments, and the reasonable person model / Stephen Kaplan, Rachel Kaplan --
Relationship between urban sprawl and physical activity, obesity, and morbidity / Reid Ewing ... [et al.] --
Megacities as global risk areas / Frauke Kraas --
Why is understanding urban ecosystems important to people concerned about environmental justice? / Bunyan Bryant and John Callewaert --
Struggle to govern the commons / Thomas Dietz, Elinor Ostrom, Paul C. Stern --
Modeling the urban ecosystem : a conceptual framework / M. Alberti --
Scientific, institutional, and individual constraints on restoring Puget Sound rivers / Clare M. Ryan and Sara M. Jensen --
Toward ecosystem management : shifts in the core and the context of urban forest ecology / Rowan A. Rowntree --
What is the form of a city, and how is it made? / Kevin A. Lynch --
What should an ideal city look like from an ecological view? : ecological demands on the future city / Ruediger Wittig ... [et al.] --
Land use planning and wildlife maintenance : guidelines for conserving wildlife in an urban landscape / Michael E. Soulé --
Terrestrial nature reserve design at the urban/rural interface / Craig L. Shafer --
Restoration of fragmented landscapes for the conservation of birds : a general framework and specific recommendations for urbanizing landscapes / John M. Marzluff, Kern Ewing --
Steps involved in designing conservation subdivisions : a straightforward approach / Randall G. Arendt --
Beyond greenbelts and zoning : a new planning concept for the environment of Asian mega-cities / Makoto Yokohari ... [et al.].
Responsibility: John M. Marzluff, Eric Shulenberger, Wilfried Endlicher ... [et al.].


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