WIT Press

Ecological Models And Urban Wildlife

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010211

Volume

46

Pages

12

Published

2001

Size

1,434 kb

Author(s)

W. Timmermans & R. Snep

Abstract

The promotion of urban ecological values is currently receiving a certain degree of political attention in the Netherlands, although not nearly as much as housing and jobs. In recent years, wildlife in and around cities has been studied as part of a long-term project called The Ecological City. One of the questions being studied is how cities could be provided with a sustainable network of green areas (including water bodies), i.e., areas that could house viable plant and animal populations. The present paper reviews two questions. It first discusses how the viability of animal populations can be assessed, using

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