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Birds and the City: Urban Biodiversity, Land Use, and Socioeconomics

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dc.contributor.author Strohbach, Michael
dc.contributor.author Haase, Dagmar
dc.contributor.author Kabisch, Nadja
dc.date.accessioned 2010-01-22T14:48:10Z
dc.date.available 2010-01-22T14:48:10Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5420
dc.description.abstract "We examined bird diversity in relation to land use and socioeconomic indicators in Leipzig, Germany. We used neighborhood diversity (ND) and bivariate correlation to show that the potential to experience biodiversity in a city is associated with population density, household income, unemployment, and urban green space. People living in urban districts with high socioeconomic status experience the highest species richness around their homes, whereas lower social status increases the chance of living in species-poor neighborhoods. High-status districts are located along forests, parks, and rivers that have a high quantity and quality of green space. However, green space in general does not guarantee high bird diversity. We conclude that bird diversity mirrors land use and socioeconomic patterns within the compact European city of Leipzig. Therefore, urban planning should focus on decreasing these patterns and protecting the remaining species-rich green spaces." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject urban affairs en_US
dc.subject biodiversity en_US
dc.subject human-environment interaction en_US
dc.subject neighborhoods en_US
dc.subject diversity en_US
dc.subject ecology en_US
dc.title Birds and the City: Urban Biodiversity, Land Use, and Socioeconomics en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.type.published published en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Europe en_US
dc.coverage.country Germany en_US
dc.subject.sector Urban Commons en_US
dc.subject.sector Wildlife en_US
dc.identifier.citationjournal Ecology and Society en_US
dc.identifier.citationvolume 14 en_US
dc.identifier.citationnumber 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationmonth unknown en_US

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