Moscow University Geology Bulletin

, Volume 72, Issue 1, pp 1–7 | Cite as

The place of ecological–geophysical studies in the system of urban ecology

  • V. T. Trofimov
  • A. D. Zhigalin
  • V. A. Bogoslovsky
  • E. V. Arkhipova
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Abstract

According to the forecasts of the World Health Organization, 70% of the world’s population will have lived in large and small cities by 2050. This means that more than two-thirds of the planet’s population will become a part of new natural-technical formation, that is, geobiotechnoecosystems. Such ecosystems are characterized by profound changes in natural properties during active human impacts and by acquiring new qualities. The changes manifest themselves in all ecological functions of the terrestrial spheres: the atmosphere, the hydrosphere, and the lithosphere, including a change in the geophysical (energetic) potential as well. The presented material can be considered as a basis for the formation of Geophysical Urban Ecology, which is a new scientific and practical field.

Keywords

urbanization, ecological functions of terrestrial spheres, environmental transformation, geophysical fields, geophysical urban ecology 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. T. Trofimov
    • 1
  • A. D. Zhigalin
    • 2
  • V. A. Bogoslovsky
    • 1
  • E. V. Arkhipova
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of GeologyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Sergeev Institute of Geoecology, Department of GeologyMoscow State UniversityMoscowRussia
  3. 3.Dubna State UniversityDubnaRussia

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