Urban heat island effects on moss gardens in Kyoto, Japan

@article{Oishi2018UrbanHI,
  title={Urban heat island effects on moss gardens in Kyoto, Japan},
  author={Yoshitaka Oishi},
  journal={Landscape and Ecological Engineering},
  year={2018},
  volume={15},
  pages={177-184}
}
Urban heat islands (UHIs) represent a serious problem for urban biodiversity and landscapes. The impact of UHIs on Japanese gardens are of particular concern because these gardens use moss as a ground cover, and moss can be strongly affected by UHIs due to their sensitivity to drought stress. We studied 17 historical gardens in Kyoto, Japan, and propose an effective management strategy for moss gardens that takes into account the influence of UHIs on these gardens. The study sites included… Expand

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