Chapter 7. Urban Patterns and Biological Diversity: A Review

  1. Norbert Müller2,
  2. Peter Werner3 and
  3. John G. Kelcey4
  1. Peter Werner3 and
  2. Rudolf Zahner1

Published Online: 16 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch7

Urban Biodiversity and Design

Urban Biodiversity and Design

How to Cite

Werner, P. and Zahner, R. (2010) Urban Patterns and Biological Diversity: A Review, in Urban Biodiversity and Design (eds N. Müller, P. Werner and J. G. Kelcey), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444318654.ch7

Editor Information

  1. 2

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

  2. 3

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

  3. 4

    Ceckovice 14, Bor U Tachova 348 02, Czech Republic

Author Information

  1. 1

    Institut für Zoologie, Abt. Ökologie, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität J.-J. Becherweg 13, D-55099 Mainz, Germany

  2. 3

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

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 patterns and biological diversity - a review;
  • matrix-patches-model - to describe relation between system as a whole and sub-units;
  • spatial attributions - analysing relationship between urban pattern and biological diversity;
  • landscape level - hampered by lack of published studies;
  • habitat structure - amount, composition and three dimensional arrangement of physical structure;
  • habitat size - increase in number of species;
  • habitat age - pristine remnants of native vegetation;
  • habitat connectivity - representing the spatial continuity

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Summary

  • Introduction

  • Landscape level

  • Habitat level

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgements

  • References