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

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780199563562

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2013

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563562.001.0001

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Concluding Remarks: The Way Forward for Urban Ecology

Concluding Remarks: The Way Forward for Urban Ecology

(p.319) Concluding Remarks: The Way Forward for Urban Ecology
Urban Ecology

Jari Niemelä

Jürgen Breuste

Thomas Elmqvist

Glenn Guntenspergen

Philip James

Nancy McIntyre

Oxford University Press

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 explained how an ecological understanding of urban landscapes can help attain sustainable urban planning and decision-making. Moreover, it has explored the basic physical elements of the urban ecosystem that are modified by human activities: climate, water, and soil. The book has also discussed patterns in biodiversity due to changes in the underlying physical drivers resulting from urbanisation; the ecological and evolutionary challenges posed by urban ecosystems to plants and animals; the ecology ‘of’ cities and its relevance to conservation and management; and the values of urban ecosystem services and strategies for improving management and governance. While the book improves current knowledge of urban ecosystems, it also argues that there is still much to be learned about the functioning of urban ecosystems and how humans interact with their biotic and abiotic environments.

Keywords:   urban ecology, urban landscapes, urban planning, human activities, climate, biodiversity, urbanisation, urban ecosystems, ecology of cities, ecosystem services

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