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dc.contributor.authorStrohbach, Michael W.eng
dc.contributor.authorHaase, Dagmareng
dc.contributor.authorKabisch, Nadjaeng
dc.coverage.spatialGermany -- Leipzigeng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.descriptionGiven this experience, our purpose is to analyze whether this idea holds true for Leipzig, Germany. The city of Leipzig is a compact, central European city that is situated in the former Communist Bloc; the development of the city and its society has been very different compared to most North American cities. We therefore expect different relationships between bird diversity, land use, and socioeconomic patterns. Because we focus on the spatial and social aspects of potential urban human-nature interactions, we take the method developed by Turner et al. (2004) one step further by overlaying patterns of human populations living in neighborhoods of below-average ND with land use and socioeconomic data.eng
dc.description.abstractWe 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.eng
dc.identifier.citationStrohbach MW, Haase D, Kabisch N. 2009. Birds and the city: urban biodiversity, land Use, and socioeconomics. Ecol. Soc. 14, 31.eng
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10355/66942
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.publisherResilience Alliance Inc.eng
dc.relation.ispartofcollectionUrban Biodiversity Research Coordination Network (UrBioNet) (MU)eng
dc.subjectUrban Ecologyeng
dc.subjectNativeeng
dc.subjectExoticeng
dc.subjectBiodiversityeng
dc.subject.lcshBirdseng
dc.titleBird data : Germany, Leipzigeng
dc.title.alternativeBirds and the city: urban biodiversity, land Use, and socioeconomics.eng
dc.typeDataseteng


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