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Vertebrates and Invertebrates of European Cities:Selected Non-Avian Fauna

  • John G. Kelcey
  • Describes the vertebrates (excluding birds) and some of the major invertebrate groups in a variety of European cities

  • Details the major biological components of different European cities

  • Considers native and non-native species


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. John G. Kelcey
    Pages 1-24

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Mária Tóth-Ronkay, Zoltán Bajor, Annamária Bárány, Gábor Földvári, Tamás Görföl, Bálint Halpern et al.
      Pages 27-73
    3. Ivelin A. Mollov, Dilian G. Georgiev
      Pages 75-94
    4. Filipa Guilherme, Miguel A. Carretero, Paulo Farinha-Marques
      Pages 95-117
    5. Karel Št’astný, Jaroslav Červený, Jiří Rom, Milič Solský, Lubomír Hanel, Jan Andreska et al.
      Pages 119-153
    6. Jeike Laurien van de Poel, André de Baerdemaeker, Garry Bakker, Wouter Moerland, Niels de Zwarte
      Pages 155-178
    7. Nikolay Tzankov, Georgi Popgeorgiev, Yurii Kornilev, Boyan Petrov, Sirma Zidarova, Tihomir Stefanov
      Pages 179-206
    8. Pedro M. Herrera, José Antonio García ‘Petu’, Alfonso Balmori
      Pages 207-253

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 255-255
    2. Minodora Manu, Levente Szekely, Liliana Vasiliu Oromulu, Daniela Bărbuceanu, Viorica Honciuc, Sanda Maican et al.
      Pages 257-322
    3. Stephen Venn, Harry Schulman, Sirpa Törrönen, Antti Salla, Timo Pajunen, Sakari Kerppola et al.
      Pages 323-377
    4. Karel Št’astný, Jaroslav Červený, Milan Řezáč, Antonín Kurka, Petr Veselý, Tomáš Kadlec et al.
      Pages 379-451
    5. Wouter Moerland, André de Baerdemaeker, Arno Boesveld, Mark A. J. Grutters, Jeike Laurien van de Poel
      Pages 453-494
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 495-700

About this book


Vertebrates and Invertebrates of European Cities: Selected Non-Avian Fauna is the first known account of the vertebrate and invertebrate fauna of several cities in Europe and throughout the rest of the world. It excludes birds, which are described in a companion volume. The book contains eleven chapters about nine cities distributed throughout Europe. The chapters start with the history of the cities, which is followed by a description of the abiotic features such as geology, climate, air and water quality and then a brief account of the habitats. The vertebrate chapters describe the fish, amphibians, reptiles and mammals that are known to occur in each city together with their status and the habitats in which they occur, for example housing, industrial areas, parks, transport routes and rivers. The invertebrate chapters contain an account of the presence, status and habitats occupied by 6 - 8 of the major invertebrate groups including butterflies, dragonflies and damselflies, crickets and grasshoppers, beetles, molluscs, spiders, mites and springtails.

This volume has been written and edited to be accessible to a wide range of interests and expertise including academic biologists, urban ecologists, landscape architects, planners, urban designers, undergraduates, other students and people with a general interest in natural history (especially cities) – not only in Europe but throughout the world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • John G. Kelcey
    • 1
  1. 1.Bor U TachovaCzech Republic

About the editors

John G. Kelcey is not an academic but a practitioner of the art of managing natural resources. After graduating in Botany and Geology from the University of Manchester, Britain, he was appointed the ecologist and eventually also the Linear Parks Manager of the new city of Milton Keynes, the first such appointment in Britain. Subsequently he became an ecological consultant and advisor and carried out ecological assessments of major development projects including major road schemes, housing, commercial and retail developments, mainly in urban areas.  During this time he was a member of nine professional institutions and several learned societies throughout Europe.

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