Effects of urbanization on species richness: A review of plants and animals

  title={Effects of urbanization on species richness: A review of plants and animals},
  author={Michael L McKinney},
  journal={Urban Ecosystems},
  • M. McKinney
  • Published 29 January 2008
  • Biology
  • Urban Ecosystems
Many studies have described the effects of urbanization on species richness. [...] Key Result For all groups, species richness tends to be reduced in areas with extreme urbanization (i.e., central urban core areas). However, the effects of moderate levels of urbanization (i.e., suburban areas) vary significantly among groups.Expand

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