Urban-Forest Assessment in the Dominican Republic
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International Forestry Working Group Newsletter
The world´s urbanization forecast shows that 60% of the human population will be living in cities by 2050 (United Nations et al. 2017). This growth will negatively impact natural forests surrounding urban areas and will contribute to losses of biodiversity, ecosystem functions, and ecosystem services. Urban green infrastructure is often associated with improvements to city aesthetics and even with improvements in resident (Kabisch and van den Bosch 2017).
KeywordsUrban Forests; Urbanization; Dominican Republic
Pérez, Mervin E.; Meléndez-Ackerman. Elvia; Bonilla, Solhanlle; Bauer, Jerry; Volcán, Mirel; Pou, Ana; Caballero, Claudia; Cortés, Leonardo; Arendt, Wayne J; Muñoz-Erickson, Tisha; Nowak, David. 2019. Urban-Forest Assessment in the Dominican Republic. Society of American Foresters, International Forestry Working Group Newsletter, Working Group B3, International Society of Tropical Foresters.