Promoting and preserving biodiversity in the urban forest

  title={Promoting and preserving biodiversity in the urban forest},
  author={Alexis A. Alvey},
  journal={Urban Forestry \& Urban Greening},
  • Alexis A. Alvey
  • Published 1 December 2006
  • Environmental Science
  • Urban Forestry & Urban Greening

A review of drivers of tree diversity in suburban areas: Research needs for North American cities

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Urban biodiversity in an era of climate change: Towards an optimised landscape pattern in support of indigenous wildlife species in urban New Zealand

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A the many human activities that cause habitat loss (Czech et al. 2000), urban development produces some of the greatest local extinction rates and frequently eliminates the large majority of native

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