Chapter 27. Prospects of Biodiversity in the Mega-City of Karachi, Pakistan: Potentials, Constraints and Implications

  1. Norbert Müller4,
  2. Peter Werner5 and
  3. John G. Kelcey6
  1. Salman Qureshi1,2 and
  2. Jürgen H. Breuste3

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch27

Urban Biodiversity and Design

Urban Biodiversity and Design

How to Cite

Qureshi, S. and Breuste, J. H. (2010) Prospects of Biodiversity in the Mega-City of Karachi, Pakistan: Potentials, Constraints and Implications, in Urban Biodiversity and Design (eds N. Müller, P. Werner and J. G. Kelcey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch27

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

    Department of Geography and Geology, University of Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, 5020 Salzburg, Austria

  2. 2

    Department of Geography, University of Karachi, University Road, Karachi 75270, Pakistan

  3. 3

    Urban and Landscape Ecology, Department of Geography and Geology, University Salzburg, Hellbrunnerstrasse 34, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria

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:

  • biodiversity current state and prospects in Karachi, Pakistan;
  • multi-scale two-fold method - urban nature space evaluation;
  • Remote sensing and GPS services - analysing city nature spaces;
  • urban nature spaces ecological function evaluation;
  • marine influence on Karachi's climate;
  • nature space classification - green and non green-areas;
  • Karachi nature space management structure

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Methodology

  • Results

  • Discussion and conclusion

  • References