This groundbreaking work is an attempt at providing a conceptual framework to synthesize urban and ecological dynamics into a common framework. The greatest challenge for urban ecologists in the next few decades is to understand the role humans play in urban ecosystems. The development of an integrated urban ecological approach is crucial to advance ecological research and to help planners and managers solve complex urban environmental issues. This book is a major step forward.and feedback among biodiversity changes, ecosystem functioning, and abiotic factors is a major challenge to achieving a true synthesis of ... In turn, emerging patterns and processes of urban landscapes affect both biodiversity and ecosystem function. ... Second, succession in urban landscapes is hard to predict as integrated, i.e. not well organized or connected; the systems are not in hypothesesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Advances in Urban Ecology|
|Publisher||:||Springer Science & Business Media - 2007-12-20|