Ecology and urban planning

  title={Ecology and urban planning},
  author={Jari Niemel{\"a}},
  journal={Biodiversity \& Conservation},
  • J. Niemelä
  • Published 2004
  • Environmental Science
  • Biodiversity & Conservation
Urban areas harbour diverse nature ranging from semi-natural habitats to wastelands, parks and other highly human-influenced biotopes with their associated species assemblages. Maintenance of this urban biodiversity for the residents and for its intrinsic value in the face of increasing population and expanding cities requires that ecological knowledge should be better integrated into urban planning. To achieve this goal understanding of ecological patterns and processes in urban ecosystems is… 
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