4. Quantifying Spatiotemporal Patterns and Ecological Effects of Urbanization: A Multiscale Landscape Approach

  1. Matthias Richter5 and
  2. Ulrike Weiland6
  1. Jianguo Wu1,2,
  2. Alexander Buyantuyev2,
  3. G. Darrel Jenerette3,
  4. Jennifer Litteral1,
  5. Kaesha Neil1 and
  6. Weijun Shen4

Published Online: 13 SEP 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch4

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework

How to Cite

Wu, J., Buyantuyev, A., Jenerette, G. D., Litteral, J., Neil, K. and Shen, W. (2011) Quantifying Spatiotemporal Patterns and Ecological Effects of Urbanization: A Multiscale Landscape Approach, in Applied Urban Ecology: A Global Framework (eds M. Richter and U. Weiland), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444345025.ch4

Editor Information

  1. 5

    Germany

  2. 6

    Institute for Geography, University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Life Sciences and Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA

  2. 2

    Sino-US Center for Conservation, Energy, and Sustainability Science (SUCCESS), Inner Mongolia University, Hohhot, China

  3. 3

    Department of Botany and Plant Sciences, University of California, Riverside, California, USA

  4. 4

    South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou, China

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 SEP 2011
  2. Published Print: 16 SEP 2011

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444333398

Online ISBN: 9781444345025

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Keywords:

  • urban ecology, ecosystem approach pathways;
  • quantifying spatiotemporal patterns;
  • multiscale landscape approach;
  • human domination;
  • urbanization patterns and landscape metrics;
  • spectral mixture analysis (SMA);
  • simulation models;
  • urbanization and biogeochemical patterns;
  • urban sustainability

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Characterizing the spatiotemporal pattern of urbanization

  • Simulating spatiotemporal dynamics of urbanization

  • Effects of urbanization on biodiversity and ecosystem processes: examples from CAP-LTER

  • Concluding remarks

  • Acknowledgments

  • References