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A global analysis of the impacts of urbanization on bird and plant diversity reveals key anthropogenic drivers
Urbanization contributes to the loss of the world's biodiversity and the homogenization of its biota. However, comparative studies of urban biodiversity leading to robust generalities of the statusExpand
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Contrasting Diversity Values: Statistical Inferences Based on Overlapping Confidence Intervals
Ecologists often contrast diversity (species richness and abundances) using tests for comparing means or indices. However, many popular software applications do not support performing standardExpand
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Living in the big city: effects of urban land-use on bird community structure, diversity, and composition.
Cities represent an important threat to biodiversity at different scales. Nevertheless, little is known on the processes underlying such effects. In this paper we describe bird diversity, structure,Expand
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Butterflies in the city: a review of urban diurnal Lepidoptera
Human migration to urban centers has resulted in diverse environmental disturbances that affect biodiversity. Although urbanization has been highlighted as one of the main drivers of biodiversityExpand
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Stress responses of the House Sparrow (Passer domesticus) to different urban land uses
Urbanization generates human-made habitats with novel resources. Such change is not homegeneous, and includes different urban land uses characterized by specific habitat traits. In this study weExpand
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How do people perceive urban trees? Assessing likes and dislikes in relation to the trees of a city
Cities are systems that include natural and human-created components. When a city grows without proper planning, it tends to have low environmental quality. If improving environmental quality isExpand
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Dusting-off the file: A review of knowledge on urban ornithology in Latin America
Abstract The accelerated rate of urban growth has become of major environmental concern, especially in less developed countries where urban development is expected to rise. Although urbanExpand
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Misconceptions or misunderstandings? On the standardization of basic terms and definitions in urban ecology
Abstract Urban ecology is a promising research field that could generate important information to be transferred into practical applications for urban landscape planning and management. However, theExpand
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Pretty, but dangerous! Records of non-native Monk Parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus) in Mexico
The Monk Parakeet (Myiopsitta monachus) is native to South America and has been introduced by the pet market to several countries around the world. In this note, we compiled records for this speciesExpand
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Fading from the forest: Bird community shifts related to urban park site-specific and landscape traits
Abstract Site-specific and landscape traits of urban green areas have been identified as determinants for the presence/absence of bird species among urban systems. Nevertheless, most urban ecologyExpand
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