Does Urbanization Cause Shifts of Species’ Trait State Frequencies? – A Small Scale Analysis

  • Sonja Knapp


Urbanization is a global phenomenon that acts on large scales (cf. Vitousek et al. 1997). Therefore, large-scale analyses are well suited to reveal influences of urbanization on the composition of species assemblages. However, nature conservation often requires local action and nature conservation areas rarely exceed a regional level. Moreover, both large-scale climate and small-scale environmental conditions influence species ranges and therefore species occurrences (Korneck et al. 1998; Hampe 2004).


Protected Area Functional Composition Harz Mountain Urban Matrix Alluvial Forest 
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