The Biology of Urban Environments

ISBN : 9780198827238

Philip James
304 Pages
156 x 234 mm
Pub date
Jul 2018
Biology of Habitats Series
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Provides a novel perspective on urban ecosystems, summarising our current understanding of the basic and applied aspects of these important and complex habitats, whilst focusing on environmental concerns in the context of global change.


1 What is the urban environment and what is biology?
Part I
The urban environment
2 The built environment
3 The physical environment
4 The natural environment - habitats and communities
Part II
Diversity and distribution
5 Diversity of species
6 Relationships
7 Temporal patterns
8 Spatial patterns
Part III
Adapting to urban living
9 Strategies
10 Physiological and behavioural changes - how do they live
Part IV
People and nature
11 Human urban biology
12 A new relationship

About the author: 

Philip James is Professor of Ecology in the School of Environment and Life Sciences at the University of Salford. In addition to his post at the University of Salford, Philip has honorary positions at the Universities of Manchester and Cambridge. Prior to The Biology of Urban Environments Philip has previously co-authored two books on Urban Ecology and has published the results of his own, and collaborative research, in journal articles. Philip is a Fellow of the Royal society of Biology and a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management.

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