Responses of four hornet species to levels of urban greenness in Nagoya city, Japan: Implications for ecosystem disservices of urban green spaces

  title={Responses of four hornet species to levels of urban greenness in Nagoya city, Japan: Implications for ecosystem disservices of urban green spaces},
  author={Muna Maryam Azmy and T. Hosaka and S. Numata},
  journal={Urban Forestry \& Urban Greening},
Abstract Although there is a common trend towards increasing green space in modern cities, urban green spaces provide not only ecosystem services but also disservices for urban dwellers. However, the relationship between urban greenness and ecosystem disservices has been poorly examined. We aimed to understand the effect of greenness level on the abundance and species composition of hornets – critical pests in Japan and to identify the best spatial scale for estimating their abundance with… Expand

Tables from this paper

Greening up stormwater infrastructure: Measuring vegetation to establish context and promote cobenefits in a diverse set of US cities
Abstract Urban greening practices are often adopted to mitigate the negative impacts of increasing impervious surfaces in urban areas. In the United States, green approaches are prevalent in theExpand
Multi-functional Urban Green Spaces
The papers in this chapter aim to contribute to a better understanding about the planning of multifunctional urban green infrastructure for compact cities (Hansen and Pauleit) and a general conceptExpand
Spatiotemporal dynamics of urban green spaces and human–wildlife conflicts in Tokyo
The number of consultations per unit population did not correlate, or was even negatively correlated, with the proportions of green spaces for many indoor pests, but did positively correlate for some outdoor pests, such as wasps and snakes. Expand
Statistical Review of Quality Parameters of Blue-Green Infrastructure Elements Important in Mitigating the Effect of the Urban Heat Island in the Temperate Climate (C) Zone
The research has indicated that the BGI object parameters are essential for UHI mitigation, which are the following: area of water objects and green areas, street greenery leaf size (LAI), green roofs hydration degree, and green walls location. Expand
Microhabitat characteristics affecting the occurrence and diversity of queen hornets (genus Vespa) in an urban green area
Urban parks and green areas are increasing globally. However, when hornets (genus Vespa) in particular among wild organisms adapt to and settle in urban green spaces, they are likely to come intoExpand
Insect biodiversity of urban green spaces in Penang Island, Malaysia
In this study, the richness of insect species was assessed from two different vegetation arrangements, vertical and horizontal, from different sampling sites and noting their light intensity, solar radiation and relative humidity, with no significant correlation between insect species richness and all the three abiotic factors. Expand
Thermal environment effects and interactions of reservoirs and forests as urban blue-green infrastructures
Abstract Blue-green infrastructures, including reservoirs, lakes, forests and green spaces, play important roles in the microclimate environment. This study investigated the effects of blue-greenExpand
Making Green Cities: Concepts, Challenges and Practice
The Green City is a city that is “in balance with nature,” where all forms of nature—from living organisms to their habitats—are highly significant components of the urban form and part of greenExpand
Effects of childhood experience with nature on tolerance of urban residents toward hornets and wild boars in Japan
It is suggested that increasing people’s direct experience with nature is important to raise public tolerance, but its effect is limited to cases where wildlife does not cause any problems. Expand
Giants are coming? Predicting the potential spread and impacts of the giant Asian hornet (Vespa mandarinia, Hymenoptera:Vespidae) in the United States.
The results suggest that V. mandarinia will have serious effects in the USA, raising the need for prompt monitoring actions and planning at different administrative levels to avoid its potential spread. Expand


Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities
Bangalore is the principal administrative, cultural, commercial, industrial, and knowledge capital of the state of Karnataka, with a population approaching nine million. Economic growth has had aExpand
Hopping on one leg - the challenge of ecosystem disservices for urban green management.
The importance of ecosystem services for human well-being has been highlighted by several recent environmental studies and assessments. These assessments provide useful information for urban greenExpand
Urban gardens as a solution to energy poverty and urban heat island
Abstract In a highly structured environment, as an urban centre, there are impacts for both humans and the environment. The urban heat island effect and energy poverty are impacts of this situation.Expand
Urban soil compaction reduces cicada diversity
These findings identify soil compaction due to urbanization as a possible cause of cicada diversity loss, as it impedes the passage of nymphs to underground nests and may influence ecosystem functioning of soil-dwelling arthropods and their trophically associated animals. Expand
Urban Bird Diversity and Landscape Complexity: Species- environment Associations Along a Multiscale Habitat Gradient
Both local- and landscape-scale resources were important in determining the distribution of birds in urban areas and should be integrated into urban planning and development designs to maintain resident avifauna and overall species diversity in urban environments. Expand
NDVI indicated characteristics of vegetation cover change in China’s metropolises over the last three decades
The results suggest that current urbanization has caused deterioration of urban vegetation across most cities in China, particularly in East China, and the importance of implementing a sustainable urban development policy. Expand
Effect of Habitat Disturbance on Colony Productivity of the Social Wasp Mischocyttarus consimilis Zikán (Hymenoptera, Vespidae)
The result suggests that human degradation of habitats negatively affects the final productivity of colonies of social wasps. Expand
Increase trend of social hymenoptera (wasps and honeybees) in urban areas, inferred from moving‐out case by 119 rescue services in Seoul of South Korea
The situation of the return of social hymenoptera to Seoul is presented and the possible reasons for the recent increase in social wasps in urban areas are discussed, including enlarging the green space inurban areas and stable nesting places, which benefited colony development due to the relatively higher urban temperature and the few natural predators and parasitoids. Expand
Effects of urbanization on species richness: A review of plants and animals
105 studies on the effects of urbanization on the species richness of non-avian species: mammals, reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates and plants are reviewed, including the importance of nonnative species importation, spatial heterogeneity, intermediate disturbance and scale as major factors influencing species richness. Expand
Ecosystem disservices research: A review of the state of the art with a focus on cities
Ecosystem services, the benefits produced by ecosystem functions and structures for human well-being, have received continuous international attention since the publication of the MillenniumExpand