Wiley Blackwell, Oxford
This book provides an accessible introduction to urban ecology, using established ecological theory to identify generalities in the complexity of urban environments. It examines the bio-physical processes of urbanisation and how these work together to influence a) the characteristics of urban environments in developed and developing countries, and b) the dynamics of urban populations, communities and ecosystems. With a strong international focus, it also explores the ecology of humans in cities and discusses practical strategies for conserving biodiversity and maintaining ecosystem services in urban environments. Designed as a text book for upper-level undergraduate and postgraduate students, Ecology of Urban Environments will also be an invaluable resource for researchers and policy-makers in the urban sphere.
Borrow from the National Library of Australia.