Nature in Fragments (häftad)
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Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
400
Utgivningsdatum
2005-09-01
Upplaga
illustrated ed
Förlag
Columbia University Press
Originalspråk
English
Medarbetare
Johnson, Elizabeth A. (red.)/Klemens, Michael W. (red.)
Illustrationer
30 line, 25 h/t
Dimensioner
215 x 146 x 19 mm
Vikt
544 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780231127790
Nature in Fragments (häftad)

Nature in Fragments

The Legacy of Sprawl

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This new collection focuses on the impact of sprawl on biodiversity and the measures that can be taken to alleviate it. Leading biological and social scientists, conservationists, and land-use professionals examine how sprawl affects species and alters natural communities, ecosystems, and natural processes. The contributors integrate biodiversity issues, concerns, and needs into the growing number of anti-sprawl initiatives, including the "smart growth" and "new urbanist" movements.
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This book provides on of the most comprehensive treatises on sprawl available. -- Elizabeth Farnsworth Ecology

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Elizabeth A. Johnson is manager of the Metropolitan Biodiversity Program of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, American Museum of Natural History. Michael W. Klemens is a senior conservationist at the Wildlife Conservation Society and director of its Metropolitan Conservation Alliance.

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Preface Acknowledgments Contributors Part I Biodiversity and the Genesis of Sprawl 1. The Context and Causes of Sprawl, by Barbara L. Lawrence 2. The Impacts of Sprawl on Biodiversity, by Elizabeth A. Johnson and Michael W. Klemens Part II Sprawl, Ecosystems, and Processes 3. Freshwater Wetland Biodiversity in an Urbanizing World, by Nicholas A. Miller and Michael W. Klemens 4. Ecosystems, Disturbance, and the Impact of Sprawl, by Seth R. Reice 5. Bees, Pollination, and the Challenges of Sprawl, by James H. Cane 6. Effects of Urbanization on Decomposer Communities and Soil Processes in Forest Remnants, by Margaret M. Carreiro 7. Sprawl and Disease, by Fred W. Koontz and Peter Daszak Part III Sprawl and Species 8. Sprawl and Species with Limited Dispersal Abilities, by Diane L. Byers and Joseph C. Mitchell 9. Sprawl and Highly Mobile or Wide-Ranging Species, by Justina C. Ray 10. Species that Benefit from Sprawl, by Stephen DeStefano and Elizabeth A. Johnson Part IV Identifying and Meeting the Challenges of Sprawl 11. Maintaining Connectivity in Urbanizing Landscapes, by M. A. Sanjayan and Kevin R. Crooks 12. The Economics of Biodiversity in Urbanizing Ecosystems, by Stephen Farber 13. Conserving Biodiversity Through State and Regional Planning, by Jessica Wilkinson, Sara Vickerman, and Jeff Lerner 14. Integrating Conservation of Biodiversity into Local Planning, by Jayne Daly and Michael W. Klemens 15. Building Public Awareness About the Effects of Sprawl on Biodiversity, by Cynthia Coffin and Jane Elder 16. Creating a Framework for Change, by Michael W. Klemens and Elizabeth A. Johnson Index