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Wolverhampton Intellectual Repository and E-Theses > School of Applied Sciences > Research Centre in Applied Sciences  > Plant and Environmental Research Group > Urban small sites – landscape ecology and contribution to urban greenspace

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Title: Urban small sites – landscape ecology and contribution to urban greenspace
Authors: Williams, D.
Young, Christopher
Hooper, Ian
Jarvis, Peter
Citation: In Catchpole, R., Smithers, R., Baarda, P. and Eycott, A. (Eds), Ecological Networks: Science and Practice : 197-200
Publisher: Edinburgh: IALE(UK)
Issue Date: 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2436/92005
Abstract: Urban areas are highly modified and complex landscapes, within which green spaces are seen as valuable for human well being as well as wildlife. Most studies evaluate the significance of the upper end of this spatial scale (>10ha), and ignore the smaller patches (<1ha). Despite this omission it is likely that small patches of greenspace constitute a significant absolute area and a dynamic and potentially useful green resource, the value of which has not been systematically assessed at either the landscape or the patch scale. Using a combination of OS Mastermap data and field visits, a GIS was generated of a transect line in urban Wolverhampton. The primary conclusion reached from this study was that small sites that are not audited for practical reasons can provide as much in terms of variety and quality as sites above recommended thresholds without detracting from meaningfulness or deliverability
Type: Book chapter
Language: en
Keywords: Urban
Greenspace
GIS
Small sites
Appears in Collections: Plant and Environmental Research Group

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