Urban land systems: an ecosystems perspective

Nagendra, Harini and Millington, Andrew and Kopeck´a, Monika, eds. (2018) Urban land systems: an ecosystems perspective. MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. ISBN 9783038429180

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Abstract

Andrew Millington is a Professor in the College of Science and Engineering, Flinders University. His research interests are in remote sensing, land-use dynamics, biogeography and human impacts on the environment. Most of his work lies in the area described as coupled human-natural systems in which he examine the influences of human systems on land use and its impacts on things like vegetation change, landscape fragmentation and biodiversity. In 1978 he joined one of Africa’s oldest universities (Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone) as a lecturer in the Geography Department. While teaching there he did his doctoral degree at the University of Sussex. Harini Nagendra is a Professor of Sustainability at Azim Premji University. She is an ecologist who uses satellite remote sensing coupled with field studies of biodiversity, archival research, institutional analysis, and community interviews to examine the factors shaping the social-ecological sustainability of forests and cities in the south Asian context. She completed her PhD from the Centre for Ecological Sciences in the Indian Institute of Science in 1998. Monika Kopeck ´a, Ph.D., is a senior research scientist at the Institute of Geography, Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Head of the Department of Geoinformatics. Her research is focused on land use and land cover mapping, landscape changes, and landscape indicators. She participated in several projects related to spatial analysis and assessment of landscape structure and its changes. Currently, her research activities are oriented to monitoring of urban landscape dynamics and agricultural landscape abandonment

Item Type: Book
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Nagendra, HariniUNSPECIFIED
Millington, AndrewUNSPECIFIED
Kopeck´a, MonikaUNSPECIFIED
Uncontrolled Keywords: Urban system, Land system, Ecosystem.
Subjects: Social sciences > Economics > Production > Sustainable development
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Full Text Status: Public
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URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/340
Publisher URL: http://www.mdpi.com/books/pdfview/book/661

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