25. Ecological Modeling in Urban Environments: Predicting Changes in Biodiversity in Response to Future Urban Development

  1. Xiaojun Yang
  1. Jeffrey Hepinstall-Cymerman

Published Online: 13 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470979563.ch25

Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis and Modeling in the Urban Environment

Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis and Modeling in the Urban Environment

How to Cite

Hepinstall-Cymerman, J. (2011) Ecological Modeling in Urban Environments: Predicting Changes in Biodiversity in Response to Future Urban Development, in Urban Remote Sensing: Monitoring, Synthesis and Modeling in the Urban Environment (ed X. Yang), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470979563.ch25

Editor Information

  1. Department of Geography, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA

Author Information

  1. Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia 30602, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 15 APR 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470749586

Online ISBN: 9780470979563

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Keywords:

  • ecological modeling in urban environments - predicting changes in biodiversity, in response to future urban development;
  • human population growth, transforming the landscape - into urbanized land uses;
  • urban environments, inherent fine-grained heterogeneity of land use and land cover - special problem when attempting to map and model vegetation and land cover;
  • spatially explicit population models (SEPMs) - relating species habitat requirements to demographic rates to model populations;
  • future land use and land cover prediction;
  • steps involved in modeling potential change - in land cover and biodiversity in a region;
  • land cover change model;
  • avian biodiversity model, and avian biodiversity - indexed by expected species richness, modeled using published models for Central Puget Sound;
  • predicted land cover change - for a study area;
  • predicted total bird diversity - for 2003 and 2027, difference in species richness with time

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Predicting changes in land cover and avian biodiversity for an area north of Seattle, Washington

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References