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Urban Ecology : An International Perspective on the Interaction Between Humans and Nature - J. Marzluff

Urban Ecology

An International Perspective on the Interaction Between Humans and Nature

By: J. Marzluff (Editor), Eric Shulenberger (Editor), Wilfried Endlicher (Editor), Marina Alberti (Editor), Gordon A. Bradley (Editor)

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Published: 1st December 2007
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Nearly thirty years after creation of the most advanced and expensive hazardous waste cleanup infrastructure in the world, Reclaiming the Land provides a much-needed lens through which the Superfund program should be assessed and reshaped. Focusing on the lessons of adaptive management, it explores new concepts and tools for the cleanup and reuse of contaminated sites, and for dealing with the uncertainty inherent in long-term site stewardship. Its contributors include scholars and practitioners representing many decades of experience with the Superfund program as well as a variety of disciplines.

"This excellent collection provides a range of perspectives on making the Superfund program work even better for the American people. The unifying concept of adaptive management offers broad, generally applicable ways of improving cleanup and reuse of many types of contaminated sites."

- Carol M. Browner, Principal, The Albright Group and Former Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency

"From Love Canal to the present day, no topic has cast a longer shadow across the American environmental landscape than the Superfund program and the challenge of cleaning up toxic waste sites. Reclaiming the Land covers the full range of Superfund issues with both historical perspective and a dynamic set of forward-looking reform proposals. It is essential reading for anyone and everyone in the environmental arena."

- Daniel C. Esty, Professor, Yale University

"This book represents the most comprehensive critical analysis of how the Superfund program can remain a relevant and meaningful part of this nation's environmental arsenal. Rather than maintaining the status quo, adapting to the changed conditions in which this vital statute is implemented now and in the future is the only logical way to proceed. We owe it to the communities this law was designed to protect to seriously consider these recommendations."

- Elliott P. Laws, Counsel, Pillsbury Winthrop and Former Assistant Administrator, Solid Waste and Emergency Response, United States Environmental Protection Agency

"Reclaiming the Land represents an important contribution to the literature on environmental stewardship in general, and hazardous waste site cleanup in particular. Appropriate focus is placed on institutional approaches, community involvement, and the iterative approach of adaptive management, with contributions from landscape architects, urban planners, systems engineers, economists, and leaders in business and government agencies."

- Mitchell J. Small, H. John Heinz III Professor of Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Gregg P. Macey is a Lecturer in the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia, where he teaches environmental economics, land use law and policy, and environmental justice. He is also an attorney with the law firm Kirkland & Ellis. He holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia and will receive his Ph.D. in urban planning from MIT. Prior to law school, he worked as a land use mediator.

Jonathan Z. Cannon is Professor and Director of the Environmental and Land Use Law Program at the University of Virginia Law School. He was formerly in the private practice of environmental law and also served in a number of senior positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, including most recently General Counsel. He was Director of the Center for Expertise for Superfund Site Recycling at the University of Virginia.

From the reviews:

"This impressive volume is a collection of important papers on Urban Ecology ... . Anyone who picks up this book and starts reading, either from the start, or from anywhere in between, will not lay it down easily. ... It is highly recommended for everyone interested in the nature of interactions of organisms and their environment." (Hannelore Hoch, Deutsche Entomologische Zeitschrift, Vol. 55 (2), 2009)

Urbanization and Human Domination of Earth
Human Domination of Earth's Ecosystemsp. 3
Humans as the World's Greatest Evolutionary Forcep. 15
Urbanizationp. 25
Urban Ecology as an Interdisciplinary Field: Differences in the use of "Urban" Between the Social and Natural Sciencesp. 49
Conceptual Foundations of Urban Ecology
The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Projectp. 71
On the Early History of Urban Ecology in Europep. 79
Urban Ecological Systems: Linking Terrestrial Ecological, Physical, and Socioeconomic Components of Metropolitan Areasp. 99
Integrated Approaches to Long-Term Studies of Urban Ecological Systemsp. 123
Integrating Humans into Ecology: Opportunities and Challenges for Studying Urban Ecosystemsp. 143
The Atmosphere, Hydrosphere, and Pedosphere
Sealing of Soilsp. 161
Producing and Consuming Chemicals: The Moral Economy of the American Lawnp. 181
Streams in the Urban Landscapep. 207
The Urban Climate - Basic and Applied Aspectsp. 233
Global Warming and the Urban Heat Islandp. 249
A Retrospective Assessment of Mortality from the London Smog Episode of 1952: The Role of Influenza and Pollutionp. 263
Heat Waves, Urban Climate and Human Healthp. 269
The Biosphere
The City as a Subject for Ecological Researchp. 281
Ecosystem Processes Along an Urban-to-Rural Gradientp. 299
House Sparrows: Rapid Evolution of Races in North Americap. 315
On the Role of Alien Species in Urban Flora and Vegetationp. 321
Socioeconomics Drive Urban Plant Diversityp. 339
Fauna of the Big City - Estimating Species Richness and Abundance in Warsaw, Polandp. 349
Island Biogeography for an Urbanizing World: How Extinction and Colonization May Determine Biological Diversity in Human-Dominated Landscapesp. 355
A Long-Term Survey of the Avifauna in an Urban Parkp. 373
Biodiversity in the Argentinean Rolling Pampa Ecoregion: Changes Caused by Agriculture and Urbanisationp. 377
Does Differential Access to Protein Influence Differences in Timing of Breeding of Florida Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens) in Suburban and Wildland Habitats?p. 391
Creating a Homogeneous Avifaunap. 405
Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of Urbanization's Impacts on Fishp. 425
Bat Activity in an Urban Landscape: Patterns at the Landscape and Microhabitat Scalep. 437
Urbanization and Spider Diversity: Influences of Human Modification of Habitat Structure and Productivityp. 455
The Anthroposphere: Human Dimensions
Social Science Concepts and Frameworks for Understanding Urban Ecosystemsp. 475
The Iceberg and the Titanic: Human Economic Behavior in Ecological Modelsp. 485
Forecasting Demand for Urban Landp. 493
Characteristics, Causes, and Effects of Sprawl: A Literature Reviewp. 519
Urban Ecological Footprints: Why Cities Cannot be Sustainable-and Why They are a Key to Sustainabilityp. 537
Health, Supportive Environments, and the Reasonable Person Modelp. 557
Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity, Obesity, and Morbidityp. 567
Megacities as Global Risk Areasp. 583
Why Is Understanding Urban Ecosystems Important to People Concerned About Environmental Justice?p. 597
The Anthroposphere: Planning and Policy
The Struggle to Govern the Commonsp. 611
Modeling the Urban Ecosystem: A Conceptual Frameworkp. 623
Scientific, Institutional, and Individual Constraints on Restoring Puget Sound Riversp. 647
Toward Ecosystem Management: Shifts in the Core and the Context of Urban Forest Ecologyp. 661
What Is the Form of a City, and How Is It Made?p. 677
What Should an Ideal City Look Like from an Ecological View? - Ecological Demands on the Future Cityp. 691
Land Use Planning and Wildlife Maintenance: Guidelines for Conserving Wildlife in an Urban Landscapep. 699
Terrestrial Nature Reserve Design at the Urban/Rural Interfacep. 715
Restoration of Fragmented Landscapes for the Conservation of Birds: A General Framework and Specific Recommendations for Urbanizing Landscapesp. 739
Steps Involved in Designing Conservation Subdivisions: A Straightforward Approachp. 757
Beyond Greenbelts and Zoning: A New Planning Concept for the Environment of Asian Mega-Citiesp. 783
Indexp. 797
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ISBN: 9780387734118
ISBN-10: 0387734112
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 808
Published: 1st December 2007
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.8  x 4.45
Weight (kg): 1.75