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Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities

A Global Assessment

ISBN: 978-94-007-7087-4 (Print) 978-94-007-7088-1 (Online)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxviii

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-12

    A Global Outlook on Urbanization

  3. Chapter

    Pages 13-30

    History of Urbanization and the Missing Ecology

  4. Chapter

    Pages 31-52

    Urbanization and Global Trends in Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  5. Chapter

    Pages 53-56

    Regional Assessment of Asia

  6. Chapter

    Pages 57-63

    Sub-regional Assessment of China: Urbanization in Biodiversity Hotspots

  7. Chapter

    Pages 65-74

    Sub-regional Assessment of India: Effects of Urbanization on Land Use, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  8. Chapter

    Pages 75-91

    Local Assessment of Bangalore: Graying and Greening in Bangalore – Impacts of Urbanization on Ecosystems, Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity

  9. Chapter

    Pages 93-105

    Local Assessment of Tokyo: Satoyama and Satoumi – Traditional Landscapes and Management Practices in a Contemporary Urban Environment

  10. Chapter

    Pages 107-122

    Local Assessment of Shanghai: Effects of Urbanization on the Diversity of Macrobenthic Invertebrates

  11. Chapter

    Pages 123-174

    Patterns and Trends in Urban Biodiversity and Landscape Design

  12. Chapter

    Pages 175-251

    Urban Ecosystem Services

  13. Chapter

    Pages 253-274

    Shrinking Cities, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  14. Chapter

    Pages 275-278

    Regional Assessment of Europe

  15. Chapter

    Pages 279-286

    Regional Assessment of North America: Urbanization Trends, Biodiversity Patterns, and Ecosystem Services

  16. Chapter

    Pages 287-289

    Regional Assessment of Oceania

  17. Chapter

    Pages 291-311

    Local Assessment of İstanbul: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services

  18. Chapter

    Pages 313-335

    Local Assessment of Stockholm: Revisiting the Stockholm Urban Assessment

  19. Chapter

    Pages 337-354

    Local Assessment of Chicago: From Wild Chicago to Chicago Wilderness – Chicago’s Ecological Setting and Recent Efforts to Protect and Restore Nature in the Region

  20. Chapter

    Pages 355-383

    Local Assessment of New York City: Biodiversity, Green Space, and Ecosystem Services

  21. Chapter

    Pages 385-407

    Local Assessment of Melbourne: The Biodiversity and Social-Ecological Dynamics of Melbourne, Australia

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