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Perspectives in Urban Ecology

Ecosystems and Interactions between Humans and Nature in the Metropolis of Berlin

  • Wilfried Endlicher

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Gunnar Nützmann, Claudia Wiegand, Valeska Contardo-Jara, Enrico Hamann, Vanessa Burmester, Karen Gerstenberg
    Pages 43-88
  3. Gerd Wessolek, Björn Kluge, Alexandra Toland, Thomas Nehls, Eva Klingelmann, Yong Nam Rim et al.
    Pages 89-133
  4. Ingo Kowarik, Leonie K. Fischer, Ina Säumel, Moritz von der Lippe, Frauke Weber, Janneke R. Westermann
    Pages 135-166
  5. Barbara Clucas, John M. Marzluff, Sonja Kübler, Peter Meffert
    Pages 167-195
  6. Elmar Kulke, Maike Brammer, Benjamin Otto, Daniela Baer, Julika Weiß, Betka Zakirova
    Pages 197-230
  7. Tobia Lakes, Patrick Hostert, Birgit Kleinschmit, Steffen Lauf, Jan Tigges
    Pages 231-259
  8. Miriam Fritsche, Martin Klamt, Marit Rosol, Marlies Schulz
    Pages 261-295
  9. Elke van der Meer, Martin Brucks, Anna Husemann, Mathias Hofmann, Jasmin Honold, Reinhard Beyer
    Pages 305-331
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 347-352

About this book


This book gives an interdisciplinary overview on urban ecology. Basic understanding of urban nature development and its social reception are discussed for the European Metropolitan Area of Berlin. Furthermore, we investigate specific consequences for the environment,  nature and the quality of life for city dwellers due to profound changes such as climate change and the demographic and economic developments associated with the phenomena of shrinking cities. Actual problems of urban ecology should be discussed not only in terms of natural dimensions such as  atmosphere, biosphere, pedosphere and hydrosphere but also in terms of social and cultural dimensions such as  urban planning, residence and recreation, traffic and mobility and economic values. Our research findings focus on streets, new urban landscapes, intermediate use of brown fields and the relationships between urban nature and the well-being of city dwellers. Finally, the book provides a contribution to the international discussion on urban ecology.


Urban Ecology Urban Ecosystems Urban Environment Urban Nature Urban Planning

Editors and affiliations

  • Wilfried Endlicher
    • 1
  1. 1.Geographisches InstitutHumboldt-Universität BerlinBerlinGermany

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