Effects of urban land-use change on biogeochemical cycles
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In: Canadell, J.G.; Pataki, D.E.; Pitelka, L.F., eds. Terrestrial ecosystems in a changing world. Berlin. Springer-Verlag: 45-58.
Urban land-use change, the conversion of agricultural recand natural ecosystems to human settlements, has become an important component of global change. Virtually all of the projected increase in the world's population is expected to occur in cities so that by the year 2007 more than half of the global population is expected to live in urban areas (United Nations 2004). Yet, urban settlements and surrounding areas are complex ecological systems that have only recently been studied from a rigorous ecological perspective (Pickett et al. 2001).
Pouyat, Richard V.; Pataki, Diane E.; Belt, Kenneth T.; Groffman, Peter M.; Hom, John; Band, Lawrence E. 2007. Effects of urban land-use change on biogeochemical cycles. In: Canadell, J.G.; Pataki, D.E.; Pitelka, L.F., eds. Terrestrial ecosystems in a changing world. Berlin. Springer-Verlag: 45-58. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-32730-1_5.