Advances in urban ecology : integrating humans and ecological processes in urban ecosystems
- by Marina Alberti.
- New York : Springer, c2008.
- Physical description
- xviii, 366 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 24 cm.
At the library
Science Library (Li and Ma)
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- Alberti, M. (Marina)
- Includes bibliographical references (p. -353) and index.
- 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.
- (source: Nielsen Book Data)
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.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
- Publication date
- Biology Library, copy 2 : Authors inscription to Prof. Paul Ehrlich.
- 9780387755090 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 0387755098 (hbk. : alk. paper)
- 9780387755106 (e-book)
- 0387755101 (e-book)
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