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The History of Urban Ecology: An Ecologist’s Perspective

Mark J. McDonnell

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0002
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

Urban ecology emerged as a sub-discipline of ecology in the early 1970s due, in part, to the fact that human impacts on the planet were becoming well documented and the growing size of human ... More


Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Jürgen H. Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy E. McIntyre (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book deals with urbanisation which is a global phenomenon that is increasingly challenging human society and ecosystems. It is therefore crucially important to ensure that the expansion of ... More


Introduction

Jürgen H. Breuste

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0003
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section introduces the concept of ecology in cities by describing the physical properties of urban areas that ‘set the scene’ for urban ecology. It consists of four chapters that discuss ... More


Summary

Nancy E. McIntyre

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0022
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section has revealed the unprecedented challenges (and opportunities) facing organisms due to humans and their constructions. It has shown that relative to the indigenous ‘background’ landscape, ... More


Urban Ecology—The Bigger Picture

Ian Douglas and Joe Ravetz

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0031
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter sets out a systems approach to the ‘human dimensions’ of urban ecology. Firstly, the chapter looks at four perspectives on urban ecology: as habitats in the city: as flows through the ... More


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


Introduction

Jari Niemelä, Jürgen Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy McIntyre

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0001
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book provides a foundation for a theory of urban ecology by analysing the ecological and socio-ecological patterns and process in urban landscapes. It looks into the complexities of urban ... More


Concluding Remarks: The Way Forward for Urban Ecology

Jari Niemelä, Jürgen Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy McIntyre

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0038
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This book has shown that urban ecology is making considerable progress as a scientific discipline and has illustrated current research on how the urban landscape is affected by humans. It has also ... More


Ecologies by Humans for Humans

Oswald J. Schmitz

in The New Ecology: Rethinking a Science for the Anthropocene

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691160566
eISBN:
9781400883462
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160566.003.0007
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This chapter discusses the potential of industrial and urban ecology to entwine humans and nature to achieve sustainability in ways that are respectful and ethical to both. Thinking about humans and ... 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


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


Introduction

Philip James

in Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199563562
eISBN:
9780191774713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.003.0030
Subject:
Biology, Ecology

This section examines urban design, planning, and management by considering lessons from ecology. It discusses the challenges faced by urbanites in the early twenty-first century, how knowledge and ... More


Hierarchy Theory in the Anthropocene: Biocultural Homogenization, Urban Ecosystems, and Other Emerging Dynamics

Michael L. McKinney

in Evolutionary Theory: A Hierarchical Perspective

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226426051
eISBN:
9780226426198
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226426198.003.0021
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

While the increasingly large global impacts of humanity on the biosphere are often referred to as the “Great Acceleration,” it is perhaps more informative to call them the “Great Blending,” as this ... 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


Standing on the Shoulders: Agendas for Future Research Addressing Evolutionary and Integrative Biology in a Rapidly Evolving Songbird

Ellen D. Ketterson and Jonathan W. Atwell

in Snowbird: Integrative Biology and Evolutionary Diversity in the Junco

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226330778
eISBN:
9780226330808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226330808.003.0014
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

This chapter builds on ‘priorities for future research’ as laid out in the species’ accounts of the dark-eyed and yellow-eyed junco in Birds of North America in 1999 and 2002. It also relates ... More


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