The Urban Forest

The Urban Forest
Author: David Pearlmutter,Carlo Calfapietra,Roeland Samson,Liz O'Brien,Silvija Krajter Ostoić,Giovanni Sanesi,Rocío Alonso del Amo
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 351
Release: 2017-02-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9783319502809

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This book focuses on urban "green infrastructure" – the interconnected web of vegetated spaces like street trees, parks and peri-urban forests that provide essential ecosystem services in cities. The green infrastructure approach embodies the idea that these services, such as storm-water runoff control, pollutant filtration and amenities for outdoor recreation, are just as vital for a modern city as those provided by any other type of infrastructure. Ensuring that these ecosystem services are indeed delivered in an equitable and sustainable way requires knowledge of the physical attributes of trees and urban green spaces, tools for coping with the complex social and cultural dynamics, and an understanding of how these factors can be integrated in better governance practices. By conveying the findings and recommendations of COST Action FP1204 GreenInUrbs, this volume summarizes the collaborative efforts of researchers and practitioners from across Europe to address these challenges.

A Problem Analysis for Environmental Forestry Research

A Problem Analysis for Environmental Forestry Research
Author: William E. Sopper,James A. Lynch,Edward Sisk Corbett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 60
Release: 1975
Genre: Forest influences
ISBN: UCR:31210024785816

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Ecosystem Services and River Basin Ecohydrology

Ecosystem Services and River Basin Ecohydrology
Author: Luis Chicharo,Felix Müller,Nicola Fohrer
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 341
Release: 2015-07-17
Genre: Technology & Engineering
ISBN: 9789401798464

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This book provides an integrated analysis of the methodologies and main processes occurring at the entire river basin, from upstream until the coast, by merging the biological and hydrological processes with the social and economic components, thus providing an integrated framework for river basin management, integrating the ecohydrology approach with the ecosystem services concept.

Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes

Ecosystem Services in Agricultural and Urban Landscapes
Author: Stephen Wratten,Harpinder Sandhu,Ross Cullen,Robert Costanza
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 284
Release: 2013-01-14
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9781118506240

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Ecosystem services are the resources and processes supplied by natural ecosystems which benefit humankind (for example, pollination of crops by insects, or water filtration by wetlands). They underpin life on earth, provide major inputs to many economic sectors and support our lifestyles. Agricultural and urban areas are by far the largest users of ecosystems and their services and (for the first time) this book explores the role that ecosystem services play in these managed environments. The book also explores methods of evaluating ecosystem services, and discusses how these services can be maintained and enhanced in our farmlands and cities. This book will be useful to students and researchers from a variety of fields, including applied ecology, environmental economics, agriculture and forestry, and also to local and regional planners and policy makers.

Urbanization Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Challenges and Opportunities

Urbanization  Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services  Challenges and Opportunities
Author: Thomas Elmqvist,Michail Fragkias,Julie Goodness,Burak Güneralp,Peter J. Marcotullio,Robert I. McDonald,Susan Parnell,Maria Schewenius,Marte Sendstad,Karen C. Seto,Cathy Wilkinson
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 755
Release: 2013-11-27
Genre: Science
ISBN: 9400770898

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Urbanization is a global phenomenon and the book emphasizes that this is not just a social-technological process. It is also a social-ecological process where cities are places for nature, and where cities also are dependent on, and have impacts on, the biosphere at different scales from local to global. The book is a global assessment and delivers four main conclusions: Urban areas are expanding faster than urban populations. Half the increase in urban land across the world over the next 20 years will occur in Asia, with the most extensive change expected to take place in India and China Urban areas modify their local and regional climate through the urban heat island effect and by altering precipitation patterns, which together will have significant impacts on net primary production, ecosystem health, and biodiversity Urban expansion will heavily draw on natural resources, including water, on a global scale, and will often consume prime agricultural land, with knock-on effects on biodiversity and ecosystem services elsewhere Future urban expansion will often occur in areas where the capacity for formal governance is restricted, which will constrain the protection of biodiversity and management of ecosystem services

Forests and Water

Forests and Water
Author: United Nations
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2018
Genre: Political Science
ISBN: UIUC:30112116052108

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The objectives of this study are to further improve our understanding about the ways in which payments for ecosystem services schemes can be applied to forests, in particular focusing on forest's hydrological functions for the mutual benefit of both humans and the environment. In addition, the study covers advances and challenges facing these schemes and provides practical guidance for policymakers and practitioners. This study contains the most comprehensive currently available database of case studies on forest-water related payment for ecosystem services schemes in the UNECE region.

Water Climate Change and Forests

Water  Climate Change  and Forests
Author: Michael J. Furniss
Publsiher: DIANE Publishing
Total Pages: 80
Release: 2011
Genre: Nature
ISBN: 9781437939842

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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. Water from forested watersheds provides irreplaceable habitat for aquatic and riparian species and supports our homes, farms, industries, and energy production. Yet population pressures, land uses, and rapid climate change combine to seriously threaten these waters and the resilience of watersheds in most places. Forest land managers are expected to anticipate and respond to these threats and steward forested watersheds to ensure the sustained protection and provision of water and the services it provides. Contents of this report: (1) Intro.; (2) Background: Forests and Water; Climate Change: Hydrologic Responses and Ecosystem Services; (3) Moving Forward: Think; Collaborate; Act; (4) Closing; (5) Examples of Watershed Stewardship. Illus.

Water Ecosystem Services

Water Ecosystem Services
Author: Julia Martin-Ortega,Robert C. Ferrier,Iain J. Gordon
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2015-03-26
Genre: Business & Economics
ISBN: 9781107100374

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This book uses ecosystem services-based approaches to address major global and regional water challenges, for researchers, students, and policy makers.