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Urban Habitats

Series: Routledge Habitat Guides

By: Phillip C Wheater

188 pages, Col and b/w photos, illus, figs, maps


Paperback | Dec 1999 | #90812 | ISBN: 0415162653
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Hardback | Dec 1999 | #90811 | ISBN: 0415162645
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Illustrated, practical guide to the wide range of urban habitats and the flora and fauna which live within them, and examining the most important conservation and management issues presently being faced within our towns and cities. A series of case studies from London, Merseyside, Glasgow, Derbyshire and the West Midlands provide supporting data.


1. Introduction, Impacts of physical factors, Ecological aspects, Geographical influences 2. The Ecology of Urban Habitats, Terrestrial Urban Habitats, Aquatic Urban Habitats 3. Managment and Conservation, Pollution, Noxious Species, Habitat Management 4. Case Studies, Reclaiming Limestone Quarry Faces in Derbyshire, Ecological Parks in London, Habitat initiatives in Merseyside, The Forth and Clyde Canal in Glasgow, A Stormwater Retention Basin in the West Midlands, Coastal Habitats in Cardiff 5. Practical Work, Experimental Design, Health and Safety, Distribution of Pavement Plants, Flora of Urban Wasteland, Distribution fo Tar-spot Fungus on Sycamore Trees Colonisation of Stones by Invertebrate Animals, Distribution of Grey Squirrel Dreys, Vigilance Behaviour in Mallards

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