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Trees and vegetation in cities aren't just there to make the place look pretty. They have an important ecological function. This book contains studies and perspectives on urban forests from a broad array of basic and applied scientific disciplines including ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, plant community ecology, geography, and social science. The book includes contributions from experts around the world, allowing the reader to evaluate methods and management that are appropriate for particular geographic, environmental, and socio-political contexts.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
Trees and vegetation in cities aren't just there to make the place look pretty. They have an important ecological function. This book contains studies and perspectives on urban forests from a broad array of basic and applied scientific disciplines including ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, plant community ecology, geography, and social science. The book includes contributions from experts around the world, allowing the reader to evaluate methods and management that are appropriate for particular geographic, environmental, and socio-political contexts.
  • Produktdetails
  • Springer Series on Environmental Management
  • Verlag: Springer, Berlin
  • Artikelnr. des Verlages: 11391876
  • 2008
  • Seitenzahl: 484
  • Erscheinungstermin: 30. November 2007
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 235mm x 155mm x 31mm
  • Gewicht: 795g
  • ISBN-13: 9780387714240
  • ISBN-10: 0387714243
  • Artikelnr.: 22949104
Autorenporträt
Margaret M. Carreiro, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA / Yong-Chang Song, East China Normal University, Shanghai, China / Jianguo Wu, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ, USA
Inhaltsangabe
From the contents:
- Preface.- Part One: Perspectives and Approaches in Urban Forestry: Introduction: The Growth of Cities and Urban Forestry.- Towards a Landscape Ecology of Cities: Beyond Buildings, Trees, and Urban Forests.- Principles for Guiding Eco-City Development.- A Multiple-Indicators Approach for Monitoring Urban Sustainable Development.- Assessment and Valuation of the Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Forests.- Benefits of Urban Green Space for Improving Urban Climate.- Applying Ecosystem Management to Urban Forestry.- Approaches to Urban Forestry in the United Kingdom.- Opportunities and Alternatives for Enhancing Urban Forests in Compact Cities in Developing Countries.- Urban Ecology Studies in China with an Emphasis on Shanghai.- Using the Urban-Rural Gradient Approach to Determine the Effects of Land Use on Forest Remnants.- A Philosophical Basis for Restoring Ecologically Functioning Urban Forests: CurrentMethods and Results.- Part Two: Planning, Managing andRestoring Urban Forests: Strategic Planning for Urban Woodlands in North West England.- Landscape Corridors in Shanghai and their Importance in Urban Forest Planning.- Management of Urban Forests in the U.S.A.- The Urban Forest of Nanjing City: Key Characteristics and Management Assessment.- Urban Forest Structure in Hefei, China.- Forests and Forestry in Hesse (Federal Republic of Germany): Meeting the Challenge of Multipurpose Forestry.- Experiences in the Management of Urban Recreational Forests in Germany.- Modeling the Social Benefits of Urban Parks for Users