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Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services


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Pavan Sukhdev
List of Contributors
List of Reviewers1. A global outlook on urbanization
Karen C. Seto, Susan Parnell, and Thomas Elmqvist2. History of urbanization and the missing ecology
Thomas Elmqvist, Charles L. Redman, Stephan Barthel, and Robert Costanza3. Urbanization and global trends in biodiversity and ecosystem services
Robert I. McDonald, Peter J. Marcotullio, and Burak Guneralp4. Regional assessment of Asia
Karen C. Seto5. Sub-regional assessment of China: Urbanization in biodiversity hotspots
Burak Guneralp and Karen C. Seto6. Sub-regional assessment of India: Effects of urbanization effects on land use, biodiversity and ecosystems
Harini Nagendra, H.S. Sudhira, Madhusudan Katti, and Maria Schewenius7. Local assessment of Bangalore: Graying and Greening in Bangalore - Impacts of Urbanization on Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity
H.S. Sudhira and Harini Nagendra8. Local assessment of Tokyo: Satoyama and Satoumi: Traditional landscapes and management practices in a contemporary urban environment
Ryo Kohsaka, Wanyu Shih, Osamu Saito, and Satoru Sadohara9. Local assessment of Shanghai: Effects of urbanization on the diversity of macrobenthic invertebrates in Shanghai, China
Wenliang Liu, Xiaohua Chen, and Qiang Wang10. Patterns and trends in urban biodiversity and landscape design
Norbert Muller, Maria Ignatieva, Charles H. Nilon, Peter Werner, and Wayne C. Zipperer11. Urban ecosystem services
Erik Gomez-Baggethun, Asa Gren, David N. Barton, Johannes Langemeyer, Timon McPhearson, Patrick O'Farrell, Erik Andersson, Zoe Hamstead, and Peleg Kremer12. Shrinking cities, biodiversity and ecosystem services
Dagmar Haase13. Regional assessment of Europe
Jakub Kronenberg, Azime Tezer, Dagmar Haase, and Johan Colding14. Regional assessment of North America - Urbanization trends, biodiversity patterns, and ecosystem services
Timon McPhearson, Roger Auch, and Marina Alberti15.
Regional assessment of Oceania
Robert Dyball, Christopher D. Ives, and Ian White16. Local assessment of Istanbul: Biodiversity and ecosystem services
Burak Guneralp, Azime Tezer, and Ilke Albayrak17. Local assessment of Stockholm: Revisiting the Stockholm Urban Assessment
Johan Colding18. Local assessment: From wild Chicago to Chicago Wilderness - Chicago's ecological setting and recent efforts to protect and restore nature in the region
Liam Heneghan, Christopher Mulvaney, Kristen Ross, Susan Stewart, Lauren Umek, Cristy Watkins, Alaka Wali, Lynne M. Westphal, and David H. Wise19. Local assessment of New York City: Biodiversity, Green Space, and Ecosystem Services
Timon McPhearson, David Maddox, Bram Gunther, and David Bragdon20. Local assessment of Melbourne - The Biodiversity and Social-Ecological Dynamics of Melbourne, Australia
Christopher D. Ives, Ruth Beilin, Ascelin Gordon, Dave Kendal, Amy K. Hahs, and Mark J. McDonnell 21. A synthesis of global urbanization projections
Michail Fragkias, Burak Guneralp, Karen Seto, and Julie Goodness22. Urbanization forecasts, effects on land use, biodiversity, and ecosystem services
Burak Guneralp, Robert I. McDonald, Michail Fragkias, Julie Goodness, Peter J. Marcotullio, and Karen C. Seto23. Regional assessment of Africa
Pippin Anderson, Chukwumerije Okereke, Andrew Rudd, and Susan Parnell24, Local assessment of Cape Town: A `Rainbow Nation's' social-ecological landscape - Navigating management complexities of urbanization, biodiversity, and ecosystem services in the Cape Floristic Region
Julie Goodness and Pippin M.L. Anderson25. Climate change and urban biodiversity vulnerability
William Solecki
and Peter J. Marcotullio26. Feeding cities: food security and ecosystem support in an urbanizing world
Lisa Deutsch, Rob Dyball, and Will Steffen 27. Urban governance of biodiversity and ecosystem services
Cathy Wilkinson, Marte Sendstad, Susan Parnell, and Maria Schewenius
28. Regional assessment of Latin America: Rapid urban development and social-economic inequity threaten biodiversity hotspots
Anibal Pauchard, Olga Barbosa, Javiera Maira, Carolina Rojas, Paula Villagra, Ana Faggi, Fabio Marquez, Gloria Aponte, and Ian MacGregor-Fors29. Local assessment of Rio de Janeiro City: Two case studies on urbanization trends and ecological impacts
Cecilia P. Herzog and Ricardo Finotti30. Urban landscapes as learning arenas for biodiversity and ecosystem services management
Marianne E. Krasny Cecilia Lundholm, Soul Shava, Eunju Lee, and Hiromi Kobori31. Restoration ecology in an urbanizing world
Steven N. Handel, Osamu Saito, and Kazuhiko Takeuchi 32. Indicators for management of urban biodiversity and ecosystem services: City Biodiversity Index
Ryo Kohsaka, Henrique M. Pereira, Thomas Elmqvist, Lena Chan, Raquel Moreno-Penaranda, Yukihiro Morimoto, Takashi Inoue, Mari Iwata, Maiko Nishi, Maria da Luz Mathias, Carlos Souto Cruz, Mariana Cabral, Minna Brunfeldt, Anni Parkkinen, Jari Niemela, Yashada Kulkarni-Kawli, and Grant Pearsall 33. Stewardship of the Biosphere in the Urban Era
Thomas Elmqvist, Michail Fragkias, Julie Goodness, Burak Guneralp, Peter J. Marcotullio, Robert I. McDonald, Susan Parnell, Maria Schewenius, Marte Sendstad, Karen C. Seto, Cathy Wilkinson, Marina Alberti, Carl Folke, Niki Frantzeskaki, Dagmar Haase, Madhusudan Katti, Harini Nagendra, Jari Niemela, Steward T.A. Pickett, Charles L. Redman, and Keith TidballAppendix


From the reviews:

"This book explores how urbanization across global, regional, and local scales has multiple impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services. ... a thorough, well-researched, and important compilation that delivers a valuable contribution to integrating knowledge about biodiversity and ecosystem services into urban design and urban planning. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals." (R. A. Delgado, Jr., Choice, Vol. 51 (10), June, 2014)

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