Chapter 15. Multivariate Approaches to the Study of Urban Biodiversity and Vegetation: An Example from a Southern Temperate Colonial City, Christchurch, New Zealand

  1. Norbert Müller4,
  2. Peter Werner5 and
  3. John G. Kelcey6
  1. Glenn H. Stewart1,
  2. Maria Ignatieva2 and
  3. Colin D. Meurk3

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch15

Urban Biodiversity and Design

Urban Biodiversity and Design

How to Cite

Stewart, G. H., Ignatieva, M. and Meurk, C. D. (2010) Multivariate Approaches to the Study of Urban Biodiversity and Vegetation: An Example from a Southern Temperate Colonial City, Christchurch, New Zealand, in Urban Biodiversity and Design (eds N. Müller, P. Werner and J. G. Kelcey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 4

    Department Landscape Management & Restoration Ecology, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Landscape Architecture, Post-box, 450155, 99081 Erfurt, Germany

  2. 5

    Institute Housing and Environment, Annastr. 15, 64285 Darmstadt, Germany

  3. 6

    Ceckovice 14, Bor U Tachova 348 02, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. 1

    New Zealand Research Centre for Urban Ecology, 178 Days Rd, Springston RD4, Christchurch 7674, New Zealand

  2. 2

    School of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Environment, Society & Design, Lincoln University, PO Box 84, Canterbury, Aotearoa, New Zealand

  3. 3

    Landcare Research, P.O. Box 40, Lincoln 7640, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332667

Online ISBN: 9781444318654

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Keywords:

  • urban biodiversity and vegetation study - Christchurch, New Zealand;
  • sustainable urban design - urban plant communities, current composition;
  • investigating species richness patterns, in Christchurch forest patches;
  • Thellungian paradigm;
  • NZRCUE - New Zealand Research Centre for Urban Ecology;
  • NZRCUE and urban vegetation sampling - defining urban biotopes;
  • Christchurch urban lawns field sampling - stratified random sampling;
  • Christchurch wall vegetation, bryophytes and lichens and abundance;
  • Two-Way Indicator Species Analysis (TWINSPAN) - lawn classification;
  • Canonical Correspondence Analysis (CCA) - lawn species variation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Methods

  • Results

  • Discussion

  • Acknowledgments

  • References