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Springer Series on Environmental Management

Ecology, Planning, and Management of Urban Forests

International Perspective

Editors: Carreiro, Margaret M., Song, Yong-Chang, Wu, Jianguo (Eds.)

  • Takes an international approach to sharing knowledge about the management of urban forests
  • Allows the reader to evaluate methods and management that are appropriate for particular geographic, environmental and socio-political contexts
  • Combines knowledge gathered from case studies in many different regions
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About this book

Urban forests play a fundamentally important role in building ecological cities. They improve the environmental quality of the urban environment and the aesthetics of urban landscapes, and in many developed and developing countries, the evolution of urban forestry has been recognized as an essential means of maintaining urban ecosystem health, improving human living conditions, fostering a harmonious human-nature relationship, and ultimately achieving urban sustainability.

Ecology, Planning, and Management of Urban Forests contains studies and perspectives on urban forests from a broad array of basic and applied scientific disciplines including ecosystem ecology, biogeochemistry, landscape ecology, plant community ecology, geography, and social science. The book contains contributions from experts in Asia, Europe, and North America, allowing the reader to evaluate methods and management that are appropriate for particular geographic, environmental, and socio-political contexts. Urban forests are also approached on regional and landscape scales to encompass more natural environments in and around cities, rather than within arbitrary municipal boundaries. The studies provided are intended to motivate scientists, planners, and managers to work together and to adopt a broader landscape ecology approach to urban forestry, and in so doing, better address the pressing needs for improving the quality of life in urban environments.

 

 

About the Editors:

Dr. Margaret M. Carreiro is Associate Professor in the Biology Department of the University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, USA. Dr. Yong-Chang Song is Professor in the Department of Environmental Sciences at East China Normal University, Shanghai, China. Dr. Jianguo Wu is Professor of Ecology and Sustainability Science in the School of Life Sciences and Global Institute of Sustainability at Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA.

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Growth of Cities and Urban Forestry

    Margaret M. Carreiro

    Pages 3-9

  • Toward a Landscape Ecology of Cities: Beyond Buildings, Trees, and Urban Forests

    Jianguo Wu

    Pages 10-28

  • Principles for Guiding Eco-City Development

    Rüdiger Wittig

    Pages 29-34

  • A Multiple-Indicators Approach to Monitoring Urban Sustainable Development

    Kunmin Zhang, Zongguo Wen, Bin Du, et al.

    Pages 35-52

  • Assessment and Valuation of the Ecosystem Services Provided by Urban Forests

    Wendy Y. Chen, C. Y. Jim

    Pages 53-83

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-71425-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-387-71424-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $139.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-2441-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology, Planning, and Management of Urban Forests
Book Subtitle
International Perspective
Editors
  • Margaret M. Carreiro
  • Yong-Chang Song
  • Jianguo Wu
Series Title
Springer Series on Environmental Management
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71425-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71425-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-71424-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2441-4
Series ISSN
0172-6161
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 468
Number of Illustrations and Tables
90 b/w illustrations
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