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Building Cities and Sustaining Nature; The Emergence of Urban Ecology in the U.S.

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003848/00001

Material Information

Title: Building Cities and Sustaining Nature; The Emergence of Urban Ecology in the U.S.
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Scribner, Sallie
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Urban Ecology
Urban Nature
Urban Environment
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores the emerging discipline of urban ecology as a crossdisciplinary area of research focused on investigating the integrated nature of ecological and social patterns and processes in growing metropolitan areas. I trace the evolution of the field of urban ecology, beginning with an analysis of our historical human-nature interactions and touching on important writers and thinkers who have informed our interactions with nature, as well as developments such as urbanization and the national and urban parks movements. Early attempts to understand human influence in urban nature are also analyzed. Building on this foundation, I apply the urban ecological paradigm to the idea of urban biodiversity, discussing the specific nature of reciprocal influence in urban ecology. This thesis creates a framework of for understanding cities through a paradigm addressing human influence in the urban ecological system. I provide insight into the ways traditional ecologies are transformed and changed when placed in an urban context. My conclusion suggests relationships of the study of urban ecology to sustainability issues and management of the urban ecosystem.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sallie Scribner
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Lowman, Margaret

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 S5
System ID: NCFE003848:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003848/00001

Material Information

Title: Building Cities and Sustaining Nature; The Emergence of Urban Ecology in the U.S.
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Scribner, Sallie
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2007
Publication Date: 2007

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Urban Ecology
Urban Nature
Urban Environment
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis explores the emerging discipline of urban ecology as a crossdisciplinary area of research focused on investigating the integrated nature of ecological and social patterns and processes in growing metropolitan areas. I trace the evolution of the field of urban ecology, beginning with an analysis of our historical human-nature interactions and touching on important writers and thinkers who have informed our interactions with nature, as well as developments such as urbanization and the national and urban parks movements. Early attempts to understand human influence in urban nature are also analyzed. Building on this foundation, I apply the urban ecological paradigm to the idea of urban biodiversity, discussing the specific nature of reciprocal influence in urban ecology. This thesis creates a framework of for understanding cities through a paradigm addressing human influence in the urban ecological system. I provide insight into the ways traditional ecologies are transformed and changed when placed in an urban context. My conclusion suggests relationships of the study of urban ecology to sustainability issues and management of the urban ecosystem.
Statement of Responsibility: by Sallie Scribner
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2007
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Lowman, Margaret

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2007 S5
System ID: NCFE003848:00001

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