Urban ecology and ecological design: New Zealand perspectives and future pathways
The main goals of the workshop were to identify ways in which ecology and design can be successfully integrated and to determine future research and teaching directions in urban ecology and ecological design. Now more than ever we need to understand the role of urban ecology and design in dealing with social, climatic, economic and biodiversity crises in a rapidly changing world. This presentation identifies New Zealand perspectives and future pathways.... [Show full abstract]
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Kerr, Simon (Lincoln University, 2005)The late 1960s witnessed an unprecedented interest in the environment. One of the intellectual characteristics of this period was the rise of ecocentrism, a form of ecological reasoning that challenged the domination of ...
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If we plant the plants do the insects follow? An assessment of indigenous invertebrates in an urban forest remnant and restoration sites in Christchurch Ford, Denise Elizabeth (Lincoln University, 2014)Urbanisation has led to substantial loss and fragmentation of natural habitat. Native ecosystems have been detrimentally affected through this habitat loss along with reduction of habitat quality and the introduction of ...