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Avian Conservation in Urban Environments: What do Ecologists Bring to the Table?

James R. Miller

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Many papers describing urban bird studies are published in journals that require authors to emphasize the practical implications of their work for practitioners. I analyzed a decade of papers to ... More


Why Build Biodiverse Communities?

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of conserving urban biodiversity. The construction and maintenance of urban communities affect natural resource consumption and impact surrounding natural areas. ... More


From Forests to Cities: Effects of Urbanization on Tropical Birds

Ian MacGregor-Fors, Lorena Morales-Pérez, and Jorge E. Schondube

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Urban development modifies natural habitats by replacing their fundamental components with new ones, causing a loss of biodiversity. However, we know little about urbanization effects on birds in ... More


Tree Protection and Natural Area Preservation Strategies

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of conserving native trees and natural areas in order to maximize biodiversity. Strategies are listed for how residents in neighborhoods can manage trees and ... More


Predicting Avian Community Responses to Increasing Urbanization

Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman, John M. Marzluff, and Marina Alberti

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

We predicted changes in avian communities that are likely to occur given predicted land cover and land use twenty-eight years into the future for the lowlands of the Central Puget Sound of western ... More


Interactions between People and Birds in Urban Landscapes

Richard A. Fuller, Katherine N. Irvine, Zoe G. Davies, Paul R. Armsworth, and Kevin J. Gaston

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0016
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

While there is a general concern that urbanization impoverishes human contact with nature, daily interaction, through the widespread provision of food and nesting resources for wildlife, form a part ... More


Landscaping and Individual Lots

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0005
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of creating and maintaining more natural landscapes within individual lots. A historical perspective of people's fascination with mowed lawns and the ways in ... More


How Biologists Can Involve Developers, Planners, and Policymakers in Urban Avian Conservation

Mark Hostetler

in Urban Bird Ecology and Conservation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780520273092
eISBN:
9780520953895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273092.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Ornithology

Conserving avian biodiversity in urban environments is contingent on the collective decisions made by homeowners, developers, planners, and policymakers. Often, decisions made by developers, ... More


The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Mark Hostetler

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

Biodiversity conservation is directly and indirectly related to how urban developments are designed and managed. People from all sectors of society are grappling with the issue of minimizing growth ... More


Improving Community Engagement and Understanding

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This chapter discusses the importance of community engagement and understanding about how to properly manage homes, yards, and neighborhoods over the long term. Strategies are listed for how ... More


In Summary

Mark E. Hostetler

in The Green Leap: A Primer for Conserving Biodiversity in Subdivision Development

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780520271104
eISBN:
9780520951877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271104.003.0011
Subject:
Biology, Biodiversity / Conservation Biology

This summary highlights major points discussed throughout the book. To conserve biodiversity, a variety of people must be engaged in the creation and maintenance of a subdivision development. Policy ... More


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