SECTION 1 - ECOLOGY IN CITIES: MAN-MADE PHYSICAL CONDITIONS; SECTION 2 - ECOLOGY IN CITIES: PATTERNS OF URBAN BIODIVERSITY; SECTION 3 - ECOLOGY IN CITIES: PROCESSES AFFECTING URBAN BIODIVERSITY; SECTION 4 - ECOSYSTEMS, ECOSYSTEM SERVICES, AND SOCIAL SYSTEMS IN URBAN LANDSCAPES; SECTION 5 - URBAN DESIGN, PLANNING, AND MANAGEMENT: LESSONS FROM ECOLOGY
The Editor-in-Chief, Jari Niemela, is professor of urban ecology at the University of Helsinki, Finland. His research interests include urban ecology, biodiversity, interactions between ecological and social systems, and the application of ecological knowledge in decision-making. ; The section editors Jurgen H. Breuste, Thomas Elmqvist, Glenn R. Guntenspergen, Philip James, and Nancy E. McIntyre are leading researchers in this field.
Not only will the next generation of ecology students benefit from reading this volume, but one could also do a favor for non-ecologist colleagues with a professional interest in cities by letting them know of this book and what urban ecology is now about. * Trend in Ecology and Evolution *