Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities: A Global Assessment (eBOOK)


Overview:Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities: A Global Assessment - 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 biodiversityUrban 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 elsewhereFuture 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

This book is on page /88f0ff300130a9332bf7ee8997e69000/book/1603728908-9789402400915. It was written by the following authors: Marte Sendstad, Randi J. Rost, Peter J. Marcotullio, Susan Parnell, Karen C. Seto, Robert I. McDonald, Julie Goodness, Thomas Elmqvist, Michail Fragkias, Maria Schewenius, Burak Guneralp. Book Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities: A Global Assessment, which can be read online, published by the company: Pearson Education (US), Springer. Other books on similar topics can be found in sections: Business, Science, Law, Internet, Technology, Finance, Computing, Medicine. The book was published on 2016-10-02 00:00:00. It has 755 pages and is published in Paperback format and weight 1583 g. File for download Urbanization, Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services: Challenges and Opportunities: A Global Assessment has PDF format and is called urbanization-biodiversity-and-ecosystem-services-challenges-and-opportunities-a-global-assessment.pdf. Other books you can download below. Our nottedeiricercatoriaq.it site is not responsible for the content of PDF files.


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