9. Ecological Value of Urban Environments

  1. Colin A. Booth2,
  2. Felix N. Hammond3,
  3. Jessica E. Lamond4 and
  4. David G. Proverbs4
  1. Ian C. Trueman and
  2. Christopher H. Young

Published Online: 9 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781444354539.ch9

Solutions to Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment

Solutions to Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment

How to Cite

Trueman, I. C. and Young, C. H. (2012) Ecological Value of Urban Environments, in Solutions to Climate Change Challenges in the Built Environment (eds C. A. Booth, F. N. Hammond, J. E. Lamond and D. G. Proverbs), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444354539.ch9

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Engineering and the Built Environment, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, UK

  2. 3

    School of Technology, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, UK

  3. 4

    Faculty of Environment and Technology, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS16 1QY, UK

Author Information

  1. School of Applied Sciences, University of Wolverhampton, Wulfruna Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1LY, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 9 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 6 JAN 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405195072

Online ISBN: 9781444354539

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Keywords:

  • ecological value of urban environments;
  • landscape scales, and urban areas;
  • climate change, ecological implications;
  • climate change implications, for urban ecology;
  • built environment, and climate change challenges;
  • urban ecology, and anthropogenic influences;
  • creative conservation sites, detailed assessment;
  • contextual landscape evaluation;
  • garden evaluation, for a rich urban environment;
  • sustained study of urban biodiversity, balancing gains/losses

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Ecological Value

  • Urban Habitats

  • Landscape Scales and Urban Areas

  • Ecological Implications of Climate Change

  • Implications of Climate Change for Urban Ecology

  • Solutions to Climate Change Challenges for the Built Environment

  • References