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Cities, nature and life between them: the dynamics of human and natural ecosystems and the interrelationships between them

Cities, nature and life between them: the dynamics of human and natural ecosystems and the interrelationships between them

Leitung:  Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Prasse, Dr. Stefan Rüter
Team:  Dipl.-Ing. Sarah Matthies
Jahr:  2011
Datum:  08-09-11
Förderung:  Niedersächsisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kultur (Niedersächsisches Vorab)
Laufzeit:  2011-2014
Ist abgeschlossen:  ja

Projektbeschreibung

Cities, although highly altered by human activities, are known to show high species diversity. While urbanisation continues, open patches within cities are at risk. Therefore, it is crucial to identify main factors maintaining a high biodiversity within open patches in cities.
Aim of this research is to identify the influence of patch size and distance to the urban edge on species diversity in open patches. Investigations will be conducted in the cities of Haifa, Israel, and Hannover, Germany, and will initially focus on vascular plants, birds and mammals.