Urban biodiversity and ecosystem services : from research to practice
Langemeyer, Johannes (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)
Gómez-Baggethun, Erik (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals)

Publicació: New York Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group 2018
Descripció: 53 pàg.
Resum: With more than half of the world's population already living in cities, urban biodiversity and ecosystem services are attracting increasing attention in the sustainability policy and research agendas for the creation for more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable cities. This chapter examines the relation between urban ecosystems, biodiversity and the provision of ecosystem services by three major urban ecosystem types: vegetable gardens, urban forests, and urban parks. All three ecosystem types provide bundles of ecosystem services, yet with important differences. While urban gardens are most important for the resilient food supply, urban forests are most important for regulating services, and urban parks provide a wide set of mainly cultural ecosystem services. These are critical insights to discuss the role of urban ecosystems and biodiversity as nature-based solutions to urban challenges, ranging from adaptation to global climate change, to environmental learning in the context of increased disconnection from nature and the promotion of social inclusion in cities. Understanding the role of urban ecosystems and biodiversity and the services they provide is also crucial for the creation of larger green infrastructure networks beyond the city boundaries and the protection of biodiversity worldwide.
Drets: Tots els drets reservats.
Llengua: Anglès
Col·lecció: Routledge Studies in Urban Ecology
Document: Capítol de llibre ; recerca ; Versió acceptada per publicar
ISBN: 978-1-138-22438-4
Publicat a: Urban Biodiversity, 2018, p. 36-53

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