Vegetation composition and structure of forest patches along urban-rural gradients

  • Authors: Zipperer, W.C.; Guntenspergen, G.R.
  • Publication Year: 2009
  • Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
  • Source: In: McDonnell, M.J.; Hahns, A.K.; Breuste, J.H., eds. Ecology of Cities and Towns. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 274-286.

Abstract

The urban landscape is highly altered by human activities and is a mosaic of different land covers and land uses. Imbedded in this are forest patches of different origins (Zipperer et al .• 1997). How these patches influence and are influenced by the urban landscape is of ecological importance when managing the urban forest for ecosystem goods and services.

  • Citation: Zipperer, W.C.; Guntenspergen, G.R. 2009. Vegetation composition and structure of forest patches along urban-rural gradients. In: McDonnell, M.J.; Hahns, A.K.; Breuste, J.H., eds. Ecology of Cities and Towns. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 274-286.
  • Posted Date: November 12, 2009
  • Modified Date: February 14, 2011
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