Urban ecology as an interdisciplinary field: differences in the use of “urban” between the social and natural sciences

  title={Urban ecology as an interdisciplinary field: differences in the use of “urban” between the social and natural sciences},
  author={Nancy E. McIntyre and Kim Knowles-Y{\'a}nez and Diane Hope},
  journal={Urban Ecosystems},
Abstract“If you wish to converse with me, define your terms.” —attributed to Voltaire, The Home Book of Quotations: Classical and Modern, Fourth edition (B. Stevenson, ed.), p. 428, Dodd, Mead and Co., New York, NY, 1944Though there is a growing appreciation of the importance of research on urban ecosystems, the question of what constitutes an urban ecosystem remains. Although a human-dominated ecosystem is sometimes considered to be an accurate description of an urban ecosystem, describing an… Expand

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