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Advances in Urban Ecology : Integrating Humans and Ecological Processes in Urban Ecosystems - Marina Alberti

Advances in Urban Ecology

Integrating Humans and Ecological Processes in Urban Ecosystems

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2008
ISBN: 9780387755090
Number Of Pages: 366

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The greatest challenge for urban ecologists in the next few decades is to understand the role that humans play in urban ecosystems. So far, research on the dynamics of urban development and ecosystems has proceeded separately; neither disciplinary approach has adequately addressed the processes and variables that couple them. The development of an integrated urban ecological approach is crucial to advance ecological research and to help planners and managers to solve complex urban environmental issues. This book seeks to meet these needs by providing a conceptual framework to synthesize urban and ecological dynamics into a common framework.

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

The Urban Ecosystemp. 1
Humans as a Component of Ecosystemsp. 27
Urban Patterns and Ecosystem Functionp. 61
Landscape Signaturesp. 93
Hydrological Processesp. 133
Biogeochemical Processesp. 163
Atmospheric Processesp. 183
Population and Community Dynamicsp. 197
Futures of Urban Ecosystemsp. 225
Urban Ecology: A Synthesisp. 251
Glossaryp. 273
Referencesp. 277
Indexp. 355
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ISBN: 9780387755090
ISBN-10: 0387755098
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 1st January 2008
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.5  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.81