Advances in Urban Ecology: Integrating Humans and Ecological Processes in Urban Ecosystems

Paperback | December 10, 2008

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This groundbreaking work is an attempt at providing a conceptual framework to synthesize urban and ecological dynamics into a common framework. The greatest challenge for urban ecologists in the next few decades is to understand the role humans play in urban ecosystems. The development of an integrated urban ecological approach is crucial to advance ecological research and to help planners and managers solve complex urban environmental issues. This book is a major step forward.

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This groundbreaking work is an attempt at providing a conceptual framework to synthesize urban and ecological dynamics into a common framework. The greatest challenge for urban ecologists in the next few decades is to understand the role humans play in urban ecosystems. The development of an integrated urban ecological approach is cruc...

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The future of Earth's ecosystems is increasingly influenced by the pace and patterns of urbanization. One of the greatest challenges for natural and social scientists is to understand how urbanizing regions evolve through the complex interactions between humans and ecological processes. Questions and methods of inquiry specific to our ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0.04 inPublished:December 10, 2008Publisher:Springer USLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0387922911

ISBN - 13:9780387922911

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Table of Contents

The Urban Ecosystem.- Humans as Components of Ecosystems.- Urban Patterns and Ecosystem Dynamics.- Land Use and Land-Cover Change.- The Water Cycle.- Biogeochemical Cycles.- Atmosphere and Climate.- Population and Community Dynamics.- Patterns, Processes, and Scale.- Urban Ecology: A Synthesis.

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Aus den Rezensionen: "... liefert ... einen interessanten und sehr umfassenden Überblick über aktuelle Fragestellungen, Theorien und Erkenntnisse der Stadtökologie aus US-amerikanischer Sicht. ... wendet sich in erster Linie an Wissenschaftlerinnen und Wissenschaftler . die sich mit urbanen Ökosystemen befassen. Aus der Perspektive Deutschlands ist vor allem die umfassende Darstellung ... äußerst aufschlussreich." (Alice Kube, in: Natur und Landschaft, December/2010, Vol. 85, Issue 12, S. 552)