Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities

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

  • Harini NagendraAffiliated withAshoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE)Center for the Study of Institutions, Population, and Environmental Change (CIPEC), Indiana University Email author 
  • , H. S. SudhiraAffiliated withGubbi Labs
  • , Madhusudan KattiAffiliated withDepartment of Biology, California State University
  • , Maria ScheweniusAffiliated withStockholm Resilience Centre, Stockholm University


India is increasingly marked by the growing influence of urban areas, with large-scale, distal impacts on rural environments across the country. These changes will impact land cover, natural habitats, biodiversity and the ecosystem services that underpin human well-being.