Species-Specific Information for Enhancing Ecosystem Services

  • Roeland SamsonEmail author
  • Tine F. Ningal
  • Abhishek Tiwary
  • Rüdiger Grote
  • Silvano Fares
  • Hadas Saaroni
  • Jelle A. Hiemstra
  • Miglena Zhiyanski
  • Urša Vilhar
  • Paloma Cariñanos
  • Leena Järvi
  • Arkadiusz Przybysz
  • Marco Moretti
  • Naomi Zürcher
Part of the Future City book series (FUCI, volume 7)

Understanding the multiple processes involved in the interactions between urban trees and their surrounding environment is of the utmost importance to determine the relationship between them and to assess what might happen under altered conditions such as those imposed by climate change or by increasing concentrations of air pollutants. In order to meet this objective and to evaluate the impact on different ecosystem services they provide, the numerous interactions between trees and their urban environment have to be considered holistically.

Because planting new trees in cities is just not a simple action –space is limited and needs are crucial – and trees do not exist in a void, we do not just want to plant any tree. We want to plant the righttree - the one that is most appropriate. In a typical urban setting, this means a tree that requires minimal management, can tolerate limited space, does not produce annoying litter and feeds our urban bees. But the successful candidate tree...


Service Ecosystem Volatile Organic Compound Urban Environment Urban Tree Emission Volatile Organic Compound 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Roeland Samson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Tine F. Ningal
    • 2
  • Abhishek Tiwary
    • 3
  • Rüdiger Grote
    • 4
  • Silvano Fares
    • 5
  • Hadas Saaroni
    • 6
  • Jelle A. Hiemstra
    • 7
  • Miglena Zhiyanski
    • 8
  • Urša Vilhar
    • 9
  • Paloma Cariñanos
    • 10
  • Leena Järvi
    • 11
  • Arkadiusz Przybysz
    • 12
  • Marco Moretti
    • 13
  • Naomi Zürcher
    • 14
  1. 1.Faculty of Sciences, Department of Bioscience EngineeringUniversity of AntwerpAntwerpenBelgium
  2. 2.School of GeographyUniversity College DublinDublinIreland
  3. 3.Faculty of Engineering and the EnvironmentNorthumbria UniversityNewcastleUK
  4. 4.Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU)Karlsruhe Institute of TechnologyKarlsruheGermany
  5. 5.Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Research Centre for the Soil-Plant SystemGoriziaItaly
  6. 6.Department of Geography and the Human EnvironmentTel Aviv UniversityTel AvivIsrael
  7. 7.Applied Plant Research, Wageningen URWageningenThe Netherlands
  8. 8.Forest Research Institute, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences (FRI-BAS)SofiaBulgaria
  9. 9.Department of Forest EcologySlovenian Forestry Institute (SFI)LjubljanaSlovenia
  10. 10.Department of BotanyUniversity of GranadaGranadaSpain
  11. 11.Division of Atmospheric Sciences, Department of PhysicsUniversity of HelsinkiHelsinkiFinland
  12. 12.Faculty of Horticulture Biotechnology and Landscape ArchitectureWarsaw University of Life Sciences (SGGW)WarsawPoland
  13. 13.Biodiversity and Conservation BiologySwiss Federal Research Institute WSLZürichSwitzerland
  14. 14.Urban Forester/Consulting Arborist/Certified Master Composter, Arbor AegisLuzernSwitzerland

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