|Urban Ecology Patterns, Processes, and Applications|
The book has a biodiversity chapter which features the Baltimore Ecosystem Study.
Among the authors contributing to various chapters are colleagues Steward Pickett, Christopher M. Swan, Katalin Szlavecz, Paige Warren, and Wayne C. Zipperer.
Description from Oxford University Pess:
Urban Ecology brings together an international team of leading scientists to discuss our current understanding of all aspects of urban environments, from the biology of the organisms that inhabit them to the diversity of ecosystem services and human social issues encountered within urban landscapes. The book is divided into five sections with the first describing the physical urban environment. Subsequent sections examine ecological patterns and processes within the urban setting, followed by the integration of ecology with social issues. The book concludes with a discussion of the applications of urban ecology to land-use planning. The emphasis throughout is on what we actually know (as well as what we should know) about the complexities of social-ecological systems in urban areas, in order to develop urban ecology as a rigorous scientific discipline.
Readership: This authoritative reference will be of relevance and use to ecologists, social scientists, students, and practitioners seeking to understand the fundamental principles of, and future prospects for, urban ecology. In addition it provides a sound scientific framework for urban ecologists, planners, architects, developers, and decision-makers to guide land-use and development towards a more sustainable future for the world's cities.
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