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What does urbanization actually mean? A framework for urban metrics in wildlife research.

Published online: 21 Jul 2020

Authors: Moll, R. J. & Cepek, J. D. & Lorch, P. D. & Dennis, P. M. & Tans, E. & Robison, T. & Millspaugh, J. J. & Montgomery, R. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Extensive research has demonstrated that urbanization strongly alters ecological processes, often perniciously. However, quantifying the magnitude of ...

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Lichens as ecological indicators in urban areas: beyond the effects of pollutants.

Published online: 14 Jan 2015

Authors: Munzi, S. & Correia, O. & Silva, P. & Lopes, N. & Freitas, C. & Branquinho, C. & Pinho, P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

In this work, we hypothesized that in urban areas with reduced pollution levels, local climatic conditions can be an important driver of lichen divers...

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Managing urban ecosystems for goods and services.

Published online: 31 Jul 2013

Authors: Gaston, K. J. & Ávila-Jiménez, M. L. & Edmondson, J. L.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Concomitant with the rise in the proportion of the global human population that resides in urban areas has been growth in awareness of the importance ...

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What makes urban parks good for California quail? Evaluating park suitability, species persistence, and the potential for reintroduction into a large urban national park.

Published online: 29 Mar 2022

Authors: Iknayan, K. J. & Wheeler, M. M. & Safran, S. M. & Young, J. S. & Spotswood, E. N.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Preserving and restoring wildlife in urban areas benefits both urban ecosystems and the well-being of urban residents. While urban wildlife conservati...

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Balanced spatial distribution of green areas creates healthier urban landscapes.

Published online: 20 Sep 2022

Authors: Cirino, D. W. & Tambosi, L. R. & Mauad, T. & Freitas, S. R. de & Metzger, J. P.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

The benefits of green infrastructure on human well-being in urban areas are already well-established, with strong evidence of the positive effects of ...

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Evaluating the potential for bird-habitat models to support biodiversity-friendly urban planning.

Published online: 02 Dec 2020

Authors: Plummer, K. E. & Gillings, S. & Siriwardena, G. M.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Urban expansion poses a major threat to wildlife populations. Biodiversity-friendly urban landscapes could deliver benefits for both wildlife and peop...

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Challenges and future directions in urban afforestation.

Published online: 16 Oct 2013

Authors: Oldfield, E. E. & Warren, R. J. & Felson, A. J. & Bradford, M. A.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Mature urban trees improve air quality, reduce storm water run-off and sequester carbon. Municipal agencies establish forests of native juvenile trees...

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Urban protected areas : profiles and best practice guidelines.

Published online: 01 May 2019

Authors: Edmiston, J. T. & Hyman, G. & McNeely, J. A. & Trzyna, T.

Content type: Bulletin

As our cities continue to grow, we should defend the protection of natural areas and even try to create new space for nature within this urban fabric....

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Spatial contagion structures urban vegetation from parcel to landscape.

Published online: 08 Aug 2022

Authors: Locke, D. H. & Ossola, A. & Minor, E. & Lin, B. B.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: People and Nature

Residential yards are a significant component of urban socio-ecological systems; residential land covers 11% of the United States and is often the dom...

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Prioritizing terrestrial invasive alien plant species for management in urban ecosystems.

Published online: 29 Apr 2022

Authors: Potgieter, L. J. & Shrestha, N. & Cadotte, M. W.

Content type: Journal article

Journal title: Journal of Applied Ecology

Invasive alien plant species (IAPs) in urban areas can have detrimental effects on biodiversity, ecosystem services and human well-being. Urban areas ...

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