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Book: Urban Ecosystem Ecology, Agronomy Monographs 55, 2010
Published by: American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America

 

If more than half the Earth’s people live in cities and the amount of paved surfaces in the United States is equivalent to the area of Ohio, shouldn’t our sciences thrive in the city? This book reconciles environmental sciences with the world’s growing urbanization. From wildlife to water, from urban agriculture to low-impact development, we need a better understanding of the urban ecosystem. Urban Ecosystem Ecology explores the ecology of urban and suburban ecosystems in its traditional sense, but it puts humans into the ecosystem rather than assigning them positions of onlookers or polluters. Readers will especially benefit from a synthesis of the literature, results from urban ecosystems, and modified methods of analysis.

Table of Contents



    • Chapter 1

    • J.M. Shepherd, J.A. Stallins, M.L. Jin and T.L. Mote
      Urbanization: Impacts on Clouds, Precipitation, and Lightning
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c1
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:1-27
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    • Chapter 2

    • Gordon M. Heisler and Anthony J. Brazel
      The Urban Physical Environment: Temperature and Urban Heat Islands
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c2
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:29-56
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    • Chapter 3

    • Sri Juari Santosa
      Urban Air Quality
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c3
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:57-74
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    • Chapter 4

    • Eyal Shochat, Susannah Lerman and Esteban Fernández-Juricic
      Birds in Urban Ecosystems: Population Dynamics, Community Structure, Biodiversity, and Conservation
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c4
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:75-86
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    • Chapter 5

    • Robert McCleery
      Urban Mammals
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c5
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:87-102
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    • Chapter 6

    • Joan G. Ehrenfeld and Emilie K. Stander
      Habitat Function in Urban Riparian Zones
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c6
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:103-118
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    • Chapter 7

    • Richard V. Pouyat, Katalin Szlavecz, Ian D. Yesilonis, Peter M. Groffman and Kirsten Schwarz
      Chemical, Physical, and Biological Characteristics of Urban Soils
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c7
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:119-152
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    • Chapter 8

    • Thomas W. Cook and Erik H. Ervin
      Lawn Ecology
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c8
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:153-178
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    • Chapter 9

    • Astrid Volder
      Urban Plant Ecology
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c9
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:179-198
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    • Chapter 10

    • David L. Iaquinta and Axel W. Drescher
      Urban Agriculture: A Comparative Review of Allotment and Community Gardens
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c10
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:199-226
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    • Chapter 11

    • Astrid Volder and W. Todd Watson
      Urban Forestry
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c11
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:227-240
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    • Chapter 12

    • Sarah Hayden Reichard
      Inside Out: Invasive Plants and Urban Environments
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c12
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:241-251
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    • Chapter 13

    • Emilie K. Stander and Joan G. Ehrenfeld
      Urban Riparian Function
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c13
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:253-275
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    • Chapter 14

    • Steven J. Burian and Christine A. Pomeroy
      Urban Impacts on the Water Cycle and Potential Green Infrastructure Implications
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c14
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:277-296
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    • Chapter 15

    • Meredith K. Steele, William H. McDowell and Jacqueline A. Aitkenhead-Peterson
      Chemistry of Urban, Suburban, and Rural Surface Waters
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c15
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:297-339
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    • Chapter 16

    • Allison H. Roy, Michael J. Paul and Seth J. Wenger
      Urban Stream Ecology
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c16
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:341-352
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    • Chapter 17

    • G. Darrel Jenerette and Karrin P. Alstad
      Water Use in Urban Ecosystems: Complexity, Costs, and Services of Urban Ecohydrology
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c17
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:353-371
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    • Chapter 18

    • Jacqueline A. Aitkenhead-Peterson, Meredith K. Steele and Astrid Volder
      Services in Natural and Human Dominated Ecosystems
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c18
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:373-390
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    • Chapter 19

    • D. Bradley Rowe and Kristin L. Getter
      Green Roofs and Garden Roofs
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c19
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:391-412
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    • Chapter 20

    • Ming-Han Li, Bruce Dvorak and Chan Yong Sung
      Bioretention, Low Impact Development, and Stormwater Management
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c20
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:413-430
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    • Chapter 21

    • Anne R. Beer
      Greenspaces, Green Structure, and Green Infrastructure Planning
      doi:10.2134/agronmonogr55.c21
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:431-448
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    • Index
      doi:10.2134/urban ecosystem ecology2010.0449
      Agronomy Monographs, Urban Ecosystem Ecology, 55:449-478
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