Perspectives in Urban Ecology

Ecosystems and Interactions between Humans and Nature in the Metropolis of Berlin

Editors: Endlicher, Wilfried (Ed.)

  • Interdisciplinary (both social and natural science) approach to urban ecology
  • Berlin’s metropolitan region used as a case study
  • New research findings take into account climate change, city shrinking and demographic and economic development
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This book gives an interdisciplinary overview on urban ecology. Basic understanding of urban nature development and its social reception are discussed for the European Metropolitan Area of Berlin. Furthermore, we investigate specific consequences for the environment,  nature and the quality of life for city dwellers due to profound changes such as climate change and the demographic and economic developments associated with the phenomena of shrinking cities. Actual problems of urban ecology should be discussed not only in terms of natural dimensions such as  atmosphere, biosphere, pedosphere and hydrosphere but also in terms of social and cultural dimensions such as  urban planning, residence and recreation, traffic and mobility and economic values. Our research findings focus on streets, new urban landscapes, intermediate use of brown fields and the relationships between urban nature and the well-being of city dwellers. Finally, the book provides a contribution to the international discussion on urban ecology.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction: From Urban Nature Studies to Ecosystem Services

    Endlicher, Wilfried

    Pages 1-13

  • Particulate Matter in the Urban Atmosphere: Concentration, Distribution, Reduction – Results of Studies in the Berlin Metropolitan Area

    Langner, Marcel (et al.)

    Pages 15-41

  • Contamination of Urban Surface and Ground Water Resources and Impact on Aquatic Species

    Nützmann, Gunnar (et al.)

    Pages 43-88

  • Urban Soils in the Vadose Zone

    Wessolek, Gerd (et al.)

    Pages 89-133

  • Plants in Urban Settings: From Patterns to Mechanisms and Ecosystem Services

    Kowarik, Ingo (et al.)

    Pages 135-166

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eBook $189.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Perspectives in Urban Ecology
Book Subtitle
Ecosystems and Interactions between Humans and Nature in the Metropolis of Berlin
Editors
  • Wilfried Endlicher
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-17731-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-17731-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-17730-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-44608-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 352
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