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Urban Ecology

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    Book Overview
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    Chapter 1 Human Domination of Earth’s Ecosystems
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    Chapter 2 Humans as the World’s Greatest Evolutionary Force
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    Chapter 3 Urbanization
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    Chapter 4 Urban Ecology as an Interdisciplinary Field: Differences in the use of “Urban” Between the Social and Natural Sciences
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    Chapter 5 The Growth of the City: An Introduction to a Research Project
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    Chapter 6 On the Early History of Urban Ecology in Europe
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    Chapter 7 Urban Ecological Systems: Linking Terrestrial Ecological, Physical, and Socioeconomic Components of Metropolitan Areas
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    Chapter 8 Integrated Approaches to Long-Term Studies of Urban Ecological Systems
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    Chapter 9 Integrating Humans into Ecology: Opportunities and Challenges for Studying Urban Ecosystems
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    Chapter 10 Sealing of Soils
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    Chapter 11 Producing and Consuming Chemicals: The Moral Economy of the American Lawn
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    Chapter 12 Streams in the Urban Landscape
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    Chapter 13 The Urban Climate – Basic and Applied Aspects
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    Chapter 14 Global Warming and the Urban Heat Island
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    Chapter 15 A Retrospective Assessment of Mortality from the London Smog Episode of 1952: The Role of Influenza and Pollution
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    Chapter 16 Heat Waves, Urban Climate and Human Health
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    Chapter 17 The City as a Subject for Ecological Research
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    Chapter 18 Ecosystem Processes Along an Urban-to-Rural Gradient
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    Chapter 19 House Sparrows Rapid Evolution of Races in North America
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    Chapter 20 On the Role of Alien Species in Urban Flora and Vegetation
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    Chapter 21 Socioeconomics Drive Urban Plant Diversity
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    Chapter 22 Fauna of the Big City – Estimating Species Richness and Abundance in Warsaw Poland
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    Chapter 23 Island Biogeography for an Urbanizing World How Extinction and Colonization May Determine Biological Diversity in Human-Dominated Landscapes
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    Chapter 24 A Long Term Survey of the Avifauna in an Urban Park
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    Chapter 25 Biodiversity in the Argentinean Rolling Pampa Ecoregion: Changes Caused by Agriculture and Urbanisation
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    Chapter 26 Does Differential Access to Protein Influence Differences in Timing of Breeding of Florida Scrub-Jays (Aphelocoma coerulescens) in Suburban and Wildland Habitats?
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    Chapter 27 Creating a Homogeneous Avifauna
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    Chapter 28 Towards a Mechanistic Understanding of Urbanization’s Impacts on Fish
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    Chapter 29 Bat Activity in an Urban Landscape: Patterns at the Landscape and Microhabitat Scale
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    Chapter 30 Urbanization and Spider Diversity: Influences of Human Modification of Habitat Structure and Productivity
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    Chapter 31 Social Science Concepts and Frameworks for Understanding Urban Ecosystems
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    Chapter 32 The Iceberg and the Titanic: Human Economic Behavior in Ecological Models
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    Chapter 33 Forecasting Demand for Urban Land
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    Chapter 34 Characteristics, Causes, and Effects of Sprawl: A Literature Review
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    Chapter 35 Urban Ecological Footprints: Why Cities Cannot be Sustainable—and Why They are a Key to Sustainability
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    Chapter 36 Health, Supportive Environments, and the Reasonable Person Model
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    Chapter 37 Relationship Between Urban Sprawl and Physical Activity, Obesity, and Morbidity
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    Chapter 38 Megacities as Global Risk Areas
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    Chapter 39 Why Is Understanding Urban Ecosystems Important to People Concerned About Environmental Justice?
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    Chapter 40 The Struggle to Govern the Commons
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    Chapter 41 Modeling the Urban Ecosystem: A Conceptual Framework
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    Chapter 42 Scientific, Institutional, and Individual Constraints on Restoring Puget Sound Rivers
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    Chapter 43 Toward Ecosystem Management: Shifts in the Core and the Context of Urban Forest Ecology
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    Chapter 44 What Is the Form of a City, and How Is It Made?
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    Chapter 45 What Should an Ideal City Look Like from an Ecological View? – Ecological Demands on the Future City
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    Chapter 46 Land Use Planning and Wildlife Maintenance
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    Chapter 47 Terrestrial Nature Reserve Design at the Urban/Rural Interface
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    Chapter 48 Restoration of Fragmented Landscapes for the Conservation of Birds: A General Framework and Specific Recommendations for Urbanizing Landscapes
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    Chapter 49 Steps Involved in Designing Conservation Subdivisions: A Straightforward Approach
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    Chapter 50 Beyond Greenbelts and Zoning: A New Planning Concept for the Environment of Asian Mega-Cities
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Chapter title
Ecosystem Processes Along an Urban-to-Rural Gradient
Chapter number 18
Book title
Urban Ecology
Published by
Springer US, January 2008
DOI 10.1007/978-0-387-73412-5_18
Book ISBNs
978-0-387-73411-8, 978-0-387-73412-5

Mark J. McDonnell, Steward T.A. Pickett, Peter Groffman, Patrick Bohlen, Richard V. Pouyat, Wayne C. Zipperer, Robert W. Parmelee, Margaret M. Carreiro, Kimberly Medley, McDonnell, Mark J., Pickett, Steward T.A., Groffman, Peter, Bohlen, Patrick, Pouyat, Richard V., Zipperer, Wayne C., Parmelee, Robert W., Carreiro, Margaret M., Medley, Kimberly


John M. Marzluff, Eric Shulenberger, Wilfried Endlicher, Marina Alberti, Gordon Bradley, Clare Ryan, Ute Simon, Craig ZumBrunnen

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 25 3%
Brazil 7 <1%
Sweden 4 <1%
Australia 4 <1%
France 4 <1%
Germany 3 <1%
South Africa 2 <1%
Poland 2 <1%
Japan 2 <1%
Other 22 3%
Unknown 659 90%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 159 22%
Student > Master 144 20%
Researcher 124 17%
Student > Bachelor 69 9%
Professor > Associate Professor 38 5%
Other 125 17%
Unknown 75 10%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 273 37%
Environmental Science 246 34%
Social Sciences 29 4%
Earth and Planetary Sciences 29 4%
Design 13 2%
Other 43 6%
Unknown 101 14%