Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Karen C. Seto, Susan Parnell, Thomas Elmqvist
    Pages 1-12 Open Access
  3. Thomas Elmqvist, Charles L. Redman, Stephan Barthel, Robert Costanza
    Pages 13-30 Open Access
  4. Robert I. McDonald, Peter J. Marcotullio, Burak Güneralp
    Pages 31-52 Open Access
  5. Karen C. Seto
    Pages 53-56 Open Access
  6. Burak Güneralp, Karen C. Seto
    Pages 57-63 Open Access
  7. Harini Nagendra, H. S. Sudhira, Madhusudan Katti, Maria Schewenius
    Pages 65-74 Open Access
  8. Wenliang Liu, Xiaohua Chen, Qiang Wang
    Pages 107-122 Open Access
  9. Norbert Müller, Maria Ignatieva, Charles H. Nilon, Peter Werner, Wayne C. Zipperer
    Pages 123-174 Open Access
  10. Erik Gómez-Baggethun, Åsa Gren, David N. Barton, Johannes Langemeyer, Timon McPhearson, Patrick O’Farrell et al.
    Pages 175-251 Open Access
  11. Dagmar Haase
    Pages 253-274 Open Access
  12. Jakub Kronenberg, Azime Tezer, Dagmar Haase, Johan Colding
    Pages 275-278 Open Access
  13. Timon McPhearson, Roger Auch, Marina Alberti
    Pages 279-286 Open Access
  14. Robert Dyball, Christopher D. Ives, Ian White
    Pages 287-289 Open Access
  15. Burak Güneralp, Azime Tezer, İlke Albayrak
    Pages 291-311 Open Access
  16. Liam Heneghan, Christopher Mulvaney, Kristen Ross, Susan Stewart, Lauren Umek, Cristy Watkins et al.
    Pages 337-354 Open Access
  17. Timon McPhearson, David Maddox, Bram Gunther, David Bragdon
    Pages 355-383 Open Access

About this book


To understand how the world’s ecosystems are changing we need to understand cities, and to create better cities we need to understand the ecosystems they depend on. The failure of most markets, government policies and even urban studies to take these relations into account has put cities, and increasingly the whole world, in a difficult position. Studies like Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services can help us to extricate ourselves, provided we act on the knowledge they provide.
Gordon McGranahan
International Institute for Environment and Development

The challenges of urbanization are profound, but so too are the opportunities. Cities can reconcile human society and biodiversity by creating environments that are ecologically sustainable, economically productive, socially just, politically participatory and culturally vibrant. I commend this study to all who have a stake in creating ecologically sustainable urbanization for the benefit of humanity and the planet.
Ban Ki-moon
Secretary-General, United Nations


Biodiversity Challenges Ecosystem services Opportunities Urbanization

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Elmqvist
    • 1
  • Michail Fragkias
    • 2
  • Julie Goodness
    • 3
  • Burak Güneralp
    • 4
  • Peter J. Marcotullio
    • 5
  • Robert I. McDonald
    • 6
  • Susan Parnell
    • 7
  • Maria Schewenius
    • 8
  • Marte Sendstad
    • 9
  • Karen C. Seto
    • 10
  • Cathy Wilkinson
    • 11
  1. 1.Stockholm Resilience CentreStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsBoise State University College of Business and EconomicsBoiseUSA
  3. 3.Stockholm Resilience CentreStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  4. 4.Department of GeographyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  5. 5.Department of GeographyCity University of New York (CUNY) Hunter CollegeNew YorkUSA
  6. 6.The Nature ConservancyArlingtonUSA
  7. 7.Dept Environmental & Geographical SciUniversity of Cape TownCape TownSouth Africa
  8. 8.Stockholm Resilience CentreStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  9. 9.Stockholm Resilience CentreStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden
  10. 10.School of Forestry & Environmental StudiYale UniversityNew HavenUSA
  11. 11.Stockholm Resilience CentreStockholm UniversityStockholmSweden

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s)(if applicable) and the Author(s) 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-94-007-7087-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-007-7088-1
  • About this book