Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of Sprawl by Elizabeth Johnson

Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of Sprawl

byElizabeth Johnson, Michael Klemens

Kobo ebook | October 5, 2005

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This new collection focuses on the impact of sprawl on biodiversity and the measures that can be taken to alleviate it. Leading biological and social scientists, conservationists, and land-use professionals examine how sprawl affects species and alters natural communities, ecosystems, and natural processes. The contributors integrate biodiversity issues, concerns, and needs into the growing number of anti-sprawl initiatives, including the "smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements.

Elizabeth A. Johnson is manager of the Metropolitan Biodiversity Program of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History. Michael W. Klemens is a senior conservationist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and director of its Metropolitan Conservation Alliance.
Title:Nature in Fragments: The Legacy of SprawlFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 5, 2005Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0231502060

ISBN - 13:9780231502061

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Table of Contents

Part I Biodiversity and the Genesis of Sprawl
1. The Context and Causes of Sprawl, by Barbara L. Lawrence
2. The Impacts of Sprawl on Biodiversity, by Elizabeth A. Johnson and Michael W. Klemens
Part II Sprawl, Ecosystems, and Processes
3. Freshwater Wetland Biodiversity in an Urbanizing World, by Nicholas A. Miller and Michael W. Klemens
4. Ecosystems, Disturbance, and the Impact of Sprawl, by Seth R. Reice
5. Bees, Pollination, and the Challenges of Sprawl, by James H. Cane
6. Effects of Urbanization on Decomposer Communities and Soil Processes in Forest Remnants, by Margaret M. Carreiro
7. Sprawl and Disease, by Fred W. Koontz and Peter Daszak
Part III Sprawl and Species
8. Sprawl and Species with Limited Dispersal Abilities, by Diane L. Byers and Joseph C. Mitchell
9. Sprawl and Highly Mobile or Wide-Ranging Species, by Justina C. Ray
10. Species that Benefit from Sprawl, by Stephen DeStefano and Elizabeth A. Johnson
Part IV Identifying and Meeting the Challenges of Sprawl
11. Maintaining Connectivity in Urbanizing Landscapes, by M. A. Sanjayan and Kevin R. Crooks
12. The Economics of Biodiversity in Urbanizing Ecosystems, by Stephen Farber
13. Conserving Biodiversity Through State and Regional Planning, by Jessica Wilkinson, Sara Vickerman, and Jeff Lerner
14. Integrating Conservation of Biodiversity into Local Planning, by Jayne Daly and Michael W. Klemens
15. Building Public Awareness About the Effects of Sprawl on Biodiversity, by Cynthia Coffin and Jane Elder
16. Creating a Framework for Change, by Michael W. Klemens and Elizabeth A. Johnson

Editorial Reviews

This book provides on of the most comprehensive treatises on sprawl available.