Selection of papers on Urban Ecology

Selection of papers on Urban Ecology from University of Salford, UK.


James P, Tzoulas K, Adams MD, Barber A, Box J, Breuste J, Elmqvist T, Frith M, Gordon C, Greening K, Haworth S, Kazmierczak AE, Johnston M, Korpela K, Moretti M, Niemelä J, Pauleit S, Roe MH, Sadler JP and Ward Thompson C (2009) Towards an integrated understanding of green space in the European built Environment. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 8, 65-75. View at publishers.

Gledhill DG, James P and Davies DH (2008) Pond density as a determinant of aquatic species richness in an urban landscape. Landscape Ecology. [Online]. DOI: 10.1007/s10980-008-9292-x The original is available from the publishers here. In print publication pending.

Gledhill DG & James P (2008) Rethinking Urban Blue Spaces from a Landscape Perspective: Species, scale and the human element. Salzburger Geographische Arbeiten42, 151 – 164, Salzburg 2008

Box J (2007) Increasing the supply of local nature reserves. Town & Country Planning 76: 160-162.

Box J & Barker G (2007) Green grids and design codes. Town & Country Planning 76: 114-115

Box J, Berry S, Angus I, Cush P & Frost P (2007) Planning local nature reserves. Town & Country Planning 76: 392-395.

McDonnell MJ (2007) Restoring and managing biodiversity in an urbanizing world filled with tensions. Ecological Management & Restoration Vol 8 No 2 August 2007, Ecological Society of Australia.

Scott, A.V & James, P (2007) What is landscape scale conservation and how does it apply to urban regeneration? IN: Amaratunga D, Haigh R, Ruddock L and Alshawi M (Eds) Proceedings of the 7th international postgraduate conference in the built and human environment, 27th-29th March 2007.

Gledhill, D; James, P & Davies, D (2005) Urban ponds: A landscape of Multiple Meaning.5th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, The Lowry Centre, Salford, 14th – 15th April 2005.

Tzoulas, K & James, P (2005) Surrogate measures for Biodiversity and human health and well-being . 5th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, The Lowry Centre, Salford, 14th – 15th April 2005.

Dodouras, S & James, P, (2005) Participative & Integrative Techniques To Improve Multidisciplinary Communication: A Precursor To Producing Sustainability Profile Indicators.Environmental Accounting & Sustainable Development Indicators Conference, Jan Evangelista University & Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Dodouras, S & James P, (2004) Examining the sustainability impacts mega-sports events: Fuzzy mapping as a new integrated appraisal system. 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, Salford, 29th March – 2nd April 2004.

Tzoulas, K & James, P(2004) Finding links between urban biodiversity and human health and well-being. 4th International Postgraduate Research Conference in the Built and Human Environment, Salford, 29th March – 2nd April 2004.


Lincoln University


Conference programme

The Role of Nature in the Built Environment, Sarel Cilliers, North West University, South Africa
Abstract (PDF 66 KB), handout (PDF 1 MB)

Cultural Literacy in the Built Environment, Hirini Matunga, Lincoln University
Abstract (PDF 63 KB), handout (PDF 513 KB)

The Importance of Nature for Human Well-Being: A Cultural Geographer’s Perspective on Nature and the City, Harvey Perkins, Lincoln University
Abstract (PDF 65 KB), handout (PDF 28 KB)

Natural Landforms, Artificial Substrates and Habitat in the Built Environment, Ian Lynn, Landcare Research
Abstract (PDF 68 KB), handout (PDF 426 KB)

The Role of Nature in Aesthetic Values: Globalisation and Westernisation of the Urban Environment, Maria Ignatieva and Jacky Bowring, Lincoln University
Abstract (PDF 69 KB), handout (PDF 527 KB)

Cities as Complex Landscapes – Part 1: Issues for Urban Greenspace Design, Simon Swaffield (Lincoln University) and Colin Meurk (Landcare Research).

Plant Communities and Biodiversity in the City, Glenn Stewart (Lincoln University), Ben Horne (Lincoln University), Toni Braddick (Lincoln University), Maria Ignatieva Lincoln University), Colin Meurk (Landcare Research)  and Hannah Buckley (Lincoln University) 
Abstract (PDF 69 KB), handout (PDF 196 KB)

Trees in Urban Environments: Which Species and Why? Ian Spellerberg (Lincoln University) and David Given (Christchurch City Council) 
Abstract (PDF 65 KB), handout (PDF 43 KB)

Maintaining Biodiversity and Ecosystem Processes in Cities and Towns, Mark McDonnell, Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Melbourne
Abstract (PDF 65 KB),

Managing New Zealand Cities for Indigenous Wildlife, Colin Miskelly, Department of Conservation, Wellington
Abstract (PDF 66 KB), handout (PDF 654 KB)

Challenges for Pest Management in the Urban Environment, Bruce Chapman, Lincoln University
Abstract (PDF 62 KB), handout (PDF 689 KB)

Habitat potential of aquatic systems in the built environment: A Christchurch Perspective, Shelly McMurtrie (EOS Ecology) and Alistair Suren (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) 
Abstract (PDF 68 KB), handout (PDF 2 MB)

Thinking Like a Tree: Short-Term Planning Ignores New Zealand’s Urban and Peri-Urban Development Crisis, Mark Bellingham, Aristos Consultants Ltd, Waitakere City
Abstract (PDF 67 KB), handout (PDF 596 KB)

Facilitating Nature’s Role in Urban Design: Integrating the Built and Natural Environments, Charles Eason (Landcare Research), Jenny Dixon2, Robert Vale (Landcare Research) and Marjorie van Roon (University of Auckland)
Abstract (PDF 66 KB), handout (PDF 557 KB)

Cities as Complex Landscapes – Part 2: Design Directions, Landscape Configurations and Biodiversity Opportunities, Colin Meurk (Landcare Research), Simon Swaffield (Lincoln University) and Graeme Hall (Landcare Research) 
Abstract (PDF 68 KB), handout (PDF 1 MB)


Urban Streamscapes: What do people want to see in their neighbourhood?, Stephanie Parkyn, John Quinn and Beth Quinn, National Institute of Water & Atmospheric Research
Abstract (PDF 7 KB)

Aidanfield (Christchurch): Low Impact Urban Design and Development (LIUDD): matching urban design and urban ecology, Maria Ignatieva, Frazer Baggaley, Charlotte Cameron, Antonia Guthrey and Angela Newall, Landscape Architecture Group, Lincoln University
Abstract (PDF 77 KB)



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