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Provisional Bibliography of Atlases, Floras and Faunas of European Cities: 1650 - 2014

  • Provides a bibliography of urban ecology of major cities in Europe
  • Serves as an atlas and comprehensive database for Urban Ecology researchers
  • Written practically for a wide readership including students, researchers, planners, and professionals

By: John G Kelcey(Author)

140 pages, colour photos


Paperback | Jul 2016 | #228230 | ISBN-13: 9783319311180
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The bibliography provides information about the presence and distribution of plants and animals in cities throughout Europe. It will be of considerable interest to and should be used by a wide range of people including academics, researchers, librarians, school teachers, and people with a general interest in the natural history of cities. The bibliography is an important tool for the professions involved in the planning, design and management of high quality urban developments, including biologists, architects, urban designers, planners, consultants, medics, sociologists, engineers, politicians, landscape architects, building surveyors, agronomists and landscape managers.



Chapter 1 Prologue
Scope of the Bibilography
Importance of Floras, Faunas and Atlases
Previous and Forthcoming Bibliographies
Sources of Information
European Context
National Context
Biogeographical Regions
Negative Information Period
When is a city an urban area?
Extent of a city
The 'City and District' v 'Around the City'
Classification of Organisms
Structure of the Bibliography
Form of the references

Chapter 2 Europe as a whole
Chapter 3 Animals (Invertebrates)
Chapter 4 Animals (Vertebrates)
Chapter 5 Bacteria (and related organisms)
Chapter 6 Fungi and Lichenised Fungi
Chapter 7 Plants (Non-vascular)
Chapter 8 Plants (Vascular)
Chapetr 9 Protozoans and Viruses

Annex I List of Contributors and other Organisations and Individuals consulted
Annex II Number of Animals (Invertebrates) references for each country
Annex III Number of Animals (Vertebrates) references for each country
Annex IV Number of Plants (Vascular and Non-Vascular) and Fungi references for each country
Annex V Miscellaenous

Index (Europe)
Index (Countries)
Index (Cities)
Index (Organisms)

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John G Kelcey is not an academic but a practitioner of the art of managing natural resources. After graduating in Botany and Geology from the University of Manchester, Britain, he was appointed the ecologist and eventually also the Linear Parks Manager of the new city of Milton Keynes, the first such appointment in Britain. Subsequently he became an ecological consultant and advisor and carried out ecological assessements of major development projects mainly in urban areas, including roads, housing, commercial and retail developments and the provision of recreational facilities such as golf courses. He also prepared management plans, habitat creation schemes and supervised their implementation and has acted as a Resident Engineer. During this time he was a member of nine professional institutions and several learned societies throughout Europe. John Kelcey became interested in the natural history and geology of Europe in the early 1970s and has travelled extensively throughout Europe since that time. He has visited, worked in or lived in virtually all of the cities mentioned in the bibliography and many more besides to study their natural history and the arts and sciences of their countries.

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