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Urban Biodiversity


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1. Bringing Urban Biodiversity Research into Practice

Alessandro Ossola, Ulrike M. Irlich and Jari Niemela 2. Soil as a foundation to urban biodiversity Katalin Szlavecz, Ian Yesilonis and Richard Pouyat 3. Urban biodiversity and ecosystem services Johannes Langemeyer and Erik Gomez-Baggethun 4. Planning for protection: Promoting pest suppressing urban landscapes through habitat management Dieter F. Hochuli and Caragh G. Threlfall 5. Urban agriculture: an opportunity for biodiversity and food provision in urban landscapes Brenda B. Lin and Monika H. Egerer 6. Urban biological invasions: when vertebrates come to town Lucas A. Wauters and Adriano Martinoli 7. Management of plant diversity in urban green spaces Myla F.J. Aronson, Max R. Piana, J. Scott MacIvor and Clara C. Pregitzer 8. Managing biodiversity through social values and preferences Kate E. Lee and Dave Kendal 9. Biodiversity and psychological well-being Kalevi Korpela, Tytti Pasanen and Eleanor Ratcliffe 10. Governance perspectives on urban biodiversity Sara Borgstroem 11. Managing urban green spaces for biodiversity conservation: an African perspective Sarel S. Cilliers, Stefan J. Siebert, Marie J. Du Toit and Elandrie Davoren 12. Urban green infrastructures and ecological networks for urban biodiversity conservation Emily S. Minor, Elsa C. Anderson, J. Amy Belaire, Megan Garfinkel and Alexis Dyan Smith 13. Designing nature in cities to safeguard meaningful experiences of biodiversity in an urbanizing world Assaf Shwartz 14. Biodiversity-friendly designs in cities and towns: towards a global biodiversinesque style Maria Ignatieva 15. Integrating urban biodiversity mapping, citizen science and technology Cynnamon Dobbs, Angela Hernandez, Francisco de la Barrera, Marcelo D. Miranda and Sonia Reyes Paecke

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Alessandro Ossola is a Research Coordinator within the Centre for Smart Green Cities at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia and a former US National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine NRC Associate within the US Environmental Protection Agency in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. Jari Niemela is Professor of Urban Ecology and Director of the Helsinki Institue for Sustainability Science, Department of Environmental Sciences, at the University of Helsinki, Finland.

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