The Urbane Ecologist


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This is a list of scientific papers I have found informative. They are listed by date (most recent first).

NOTE: This list is continuously updated, so ignore the date associated with this post.

  • Koh, L.P. and T.A. Gardner. 2010. Conservation in human-modified landscapes. Conservation Biology for All. (Editors: Sodhi, N.S. and P.R. Ehrlich.) Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.
  • Vega, A.Z. 2010. An urban ecology for the developing world. Submitted for Master’s Degree in Natural Resources, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.
  • David Satterthwaite, “The Implications of Population Growth and Urbanization for Climate Change,” Environment and Urbanization, 29 September 2009, vol. 21, pp. 545.
  • Young, R.F. 2009. Interdisciplinary foundations of urban ecology. Urban Ecosystems. 12:311-331.
  • Kuttler, W. 2008. The Urban Climate—Basic and Applied Aspects. Urban Ecology: An International Perspective on the Interaction between Humans and Nature. (Editors: Marzluff, J.M., E. Shulenberger, W. Endlicher, M.Alberti, G.Bradley, C. Ryan, U. Simon, C. ZumBrunnen.) New York, NY, USA: Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.
  • Kaimowitz, D. and Sheil, D. (2007). Conserving What and for Whom? Why Conservation Should Help Meet Basic Human Needs in the Tropics. Biotropica 39(5): 567-574.
  • Agrawal, A. and Redford, K. H. (2006). Poverty, development, and biodiversity conservation: Shooting in the Dark? Wildlife Conservation Society Working Paper, 26, 1-48.
  • Gray, L.C. and Moseley, W.G. (2005). A geographical perspective on poverty-environment interactions. The Geographical Journal, 171(1): 29-43.
  • Colchester, M. (2004). Review: Conservation policy and indigenous peoples. Environmental Science and Policy, 7, 145-153.
  • Alberti, M., J.M. Marzluff, E. Shulenberger, G. Bradley, C. Ryan, C. Zumbrunnen. 2003. Integrating humans into ecology: Opportunities and challenges for studying urban ecosystems. BioScience. 53(12):1169-1179.
  • Marcotullio, P. 2003. Globalisation, Urban form, and environmental conditions in Asia-Pacific cities. Urban Studies. 40:219-247.
  • Marcotullio, P.J., S. Rothenberg, M. Nakahara. 2003. Globalization and urban environmental transitions: Comparison of New York and Tokyo’s Experiences. The Annals of Regional Science. 37:369-390.
  • McGranahan, G. and D. Satterthwhaite. 2002. The environmental dimensions of sustainable development for cities. Geography. 3:213-226.
  • Marzluff, J.M. 2001. Worldwide urbanization and its effect on birds. Avian ecology in an urbanizing world. (Editors:  Marzluff J.M., R. Bowman, R. Donelly.) Norwell, MA, USA: Kluwer.
  • Pickett, S.T.A, M.L. Cadenasso, J.M. Grove, C.H. Nilon, R.V. Pouyat, W.C. Zipperer, R. Costanza. 2001. Urban Ecological Systems: Linking Terrestrial Ecological, Physical, and Socioeconomic Components of Metropolitan Areas. Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 32:127-157.
  • Collins, J.P., A. Kinzig, N.B. Grimm, W.F. Fagan, D. Hope, J. Wu, E.T. Borer. 2000. A new urban economy. American Scientist.
  • Grimm, N.B., J.M. Grove, S.T.A. Pickett, C.L. Redman. 2000. Integrated approaches to long-term studies of urban ecological systems. Bioscience. 50:571-584.
  • McIntyre, N.E., K. Knowles-Yánez, D. Hope. 2000. Urban ecology as an interdisciplinary field: Differences in the use of “urban” between the social and natural sciences. Urban Ecosystems. 4:5-24.
  • Sukopp, H. 1998. Urban ecology: Scientific and practical aspects.
  • Botkin, D.B. and C.E. Beveridge. 1997. Cities as environments. Urban Ecosystems. 1:3-19.
  • Folke, C.A., J. Jansson, R. Costanza. 1997. Ecosystem appropriation by cities. Ambio. 26:167-172.
  • Noss, R. F. (1997). Editorial: The Failure of Universities to Produce Conservation Biologists. Conservation Biology. 11(6): 1267-1269.
  • Pickett, S.T.A., W.R. Burch Jr., S.E. Dalton, T.W. Foresman, J.M. Grove, R. Rowntree. 1997. A Conceptual framework for the study of human ecosystems in urban areas. Urban Ecosystems. 1:185-199.
  • Costanza, R. 1996. Ecological economics: Reintegrating the study of humans and Nature. Ecological Applications. 6:978-990.
  • Vitousek, P.M., H.A. Mooney, J. Lubchenco, J.M. Melillo. 1997. Human domination of Earth’s Ecosystems. Science. 277:494-499.
  • Blair, R.B. 1996. Land use and avian species diversity along an urban gradient. Ecological applications. 6:506-519.
  • Odum, E.P. 1997. Ecology: A Bridge Between Science and Society. Sunderland, MA, USA: Sinauer.
  • Makse, H.A., S. Havlin, H.E. Stanley. 1995. Modelling urban growth patterns. Nature. 377: 608-612.
  • Chameides, W.I., P.S. Kasibhatla, J. Yienger, I.I.H. Levy. 1994. Growth of continental-scale metro-agro-plexes, regional ozone pollution, and world food production. Science. 264:74-77.
  • Ewing, R. 1994. Characteristics, causes, and effects of sprawl: A literature review. Environmental and Urban Issues. 21:1-15.
  • Pickett, S.T.A., I.C. Burke, V.H. Dale, J.R. Gosz, R.G. Lee, S.W. Pacala, M. Shachak. 1994. Integrated models in forested regions. Integrated Regional Models. (Editors: P.M. Groffman, G.E. Likens.) New York, NY, USA: Chapman and Hall.
  • Rebele, F. 1994. Urban ecology and special features of urban ecosystems. Global Ecology and Biogeography Letters. 4:173-187.
  • Rees, W.E. and M. Wackernagel. 1994. Ecological footprints and appropriated carrying capacity: Measuring the natural capital requirements of the human economy. Investing in Natural Capital: The Ecological Economics Approach to Sustainability. (Editors: Jansson, A.M., M. Hammer, C. Folke, R. Costanza.) Washington (DC), USA: Island Press.
  • Zimmerer, K.S. 1994. Human geography and the “new ecology”: The prospect and promise of integration. Annals of the Association of American Geographers. 84:108-125.
  • Borden, S. 1993. The human component of ecosystems. Humans and Components of Ecosystems: The Ecology of Subtle Human Effects and Populated Areas. (Editors: McDonnell, M.J. and S.T.A. Pickett.) New York, NY, USA: Springer-Verlag.
  • Pickett, S.T.A. and M.J. McDonnell. 1993. Humans as components of ecosystems: A synthesis. Humans as Components of Ecosystems: The Ecology of Subtle Human Effects and Populated Areas. (Editors: McDonnell, M.J. and S.T.A. Pickett.) New York, NY, USA: Springer-Verlag.
  • Pickett S.T.A., V.T. Parker, P.L. Fiedler.1992. The new paradigm in ecology: Implications for conservation biology above the species level. Conservation Biology: The Theory and Practice of Nature Conservation, Preservation and Management. (Editors: Fiedler, P.L. and S.K. Jain.) New York, NY, USA: Chapman and Hall.
  • Berry, B.J.L. 1990. Urbanization. The earth as transformed by human action. (Editors: Turner, B.L. III., W.C. Clark, R.W. Kates, J.F. Richards, J.T. Matthews, W.B. Meyer.) Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
  • Loehle, C. (1990). A guide to increased creativity in research: inspiration or perspiration? Bioscience. 40(2): 123-129.
  • McDonnell, M.J. & S.T.A. Pickett. 1990. Ecosystem structure and function along urban-rural gradients: An unexploited opportunity for ecology. Ecology. 71:1231-1237.
  • Yalden, D.W. 1980. Urban small mammals. Journal of Zoology. 191:403-406.
  • Ottensmann, J.R. 1977. Urban sprawl, land values and the density of development. Land Economics. 53:389-400.
  • Berry, B.J.L. and F.E. Horton. 1974. Urban Environmental Management. Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA: Prentice Hall.
  • Wolman, M.G. 1967. The cycle of sedimentation and erosion in urban river channels. Geografiska Amaler. 49A:285-295, 385.
  • Adams, C.C. 1935. The relation of general ecology to human ecology. Ecology. 16:316-335.
  • Tansley, A.G. 1935. The use and abuse of vegetational concepts and terms. Ecology. 16:284-307.

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