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Urban Ecology and Global Climate Change

Bhadouria, Rahul / Upadhyay, Shweta / Tripathi, Sachchidanand / Singh, Pardeep (Herausgeber)

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1. Auflage April 2022
368 Seiten, Hardcover
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Urban Ecology and Global Climate Change

Urban Ecology and Global Climate Change contains the latest practical and theoretical concepts of the emerging issues in urban ecological studies. The authors highlight some of the major challenges currently impeding ecological restoration goals in urbanized regions across the globe. It is sobering that the majority of sustainable development projects are being defeated by the increasing pace of two particular phenomena - namely climate change and urbanization. This book includes coverage of the major threats to biodiversity conservation and the most significant contributors to the deterioration of urban ecosystems.

In addition, various case studies that reflect the anthropogenic interventions on ecological restoration are included. The book looks at evolving growth and urbanization concepts, monitoring of urbanization trends, land-use land cover (LULC) changes in urban and non-urban cities based on the use of open access data, urbanization affecting rural ecology, soil carbon emissions, urban development, human well-being and case studies of sustainable smart cities.

Urban Ecology and Global Climate Change will find an appreciative audience amongst students of urban ecology and environmental policy, as well as policymakers, scientists and industrialists. The book provides an excellent introduction to the principles of smart city planning and urban sustainability with a view to maintaining ecological and conservation status of urban environments.

List of Contributors viii

Foreword xiii
R.K. Kohli

Foreword xv
P K Joshi

Section 1 Urban Ecology and Global Climate Change: Introduction 1

1 Urban Ecology and Climate Change: Challenges and Mitigation Strategies 3
Rishikesh Singh, Pramit Verma, Vipin Kumar Singh, Pratap Srivastava, and Arun Kumar

2 Climate Change, Urbanisation, and Their Impact on Increased Occurrence of Cardiometabolic Syndrome 30
Saptamita P. Choudhury, Arisha Arora, Nishi Jain, and Sanjay K. Dey

Section 2 Urban Landscape Design Using Emerging Techniques 57

3 An Alternative Sustainable City Framework to Tackle Climate Change Issues in India 59
Sunny Bansal, Jayprakash Chadchan, and Joy Sen

4 Integrated Water Resource Management for Future Water Security 73
Musarrat Parween

5 Water Urbanism and Multifunctional Landscapes: Case of Adyar River, Chennai and Ganga River, Varanasi, India 85
Vidhu Bansal, Sharmila Jagadisan, and Joy Sen

6 Urban Landscape Change Detection Using GIS and RS: Chattogram City Corporation, Bangladesh 104
Mohammad Ali and Gul-e-Noor T. Hasnat

7 Emerging Techniques for Urban Resource Restoration of Various Ecosystem: Bioremediation, Phytoremediation, Habitat Enhancement 121
Riddhi Shrivastava, Jabbar Khan, Govind Gupta, and Naveen K. Singh

8 Phytoremediation of Urban Air Pollutants: Current Status and Challenges 140
Anina James

Section 3 Biodiversity and Natural Resource Exploitation 163

9 Tree Benefits in Urban Environment and Incidences of Tree Vandalism: A Review for Potential Solutions 165
Krishna K. Chandra, Rajesh Kumar, and Gunja Baretha

10 Environmental Status of Green Spaces in Bhaktapur District of Nepal - 2019 182
Samin Poudel, Shahnawaz Shahnawaz, and Him L. Shrestha

11 Challenges and Opportunities of Establishing Jungle Flora Nursery in Urban Settlements 204
Deepti Sharma and Sujata Sinha

12 Effect of the Changing Climate and Urban Ecology on Spreading of Infectious Diseases Including SARS-CoV-2 223
Joy K. Dey, Saiema Ahmedi, Nishi Jain, Sarika Bano, Nikhat Manzoor, and Sanjay Kumar Dey

13 Human-Wildlife Conflict in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region - An Empirical Study 250
Deepti Sharma and Prachi Sinha

Section 4 Urbanization, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Climate Change 273

14 Building Knowledge on Urban Sustainability in the Czech Republic: A Self-assessment Approach 275
Svatava Janousková and Tomás Hák

15 A Sustainable Approach to Combat Climate Change: Case Studies from Some Urban Systems 297
Meenakshi Chaurasia, Kajal Patel, Ranjana Singh, and Kottapalli S. Rao

Section 5 Climate Change and Threats to Ecological Conservation 321

16 Threats from Sea Level Rise and Erosion: A Case Study of An Estuarine Inhabited Island Ghoramara, Hooghly Estuary 323
Niloy Pramanick, Eyadul Islam, Subhasree Banerjee, Rohit Mukherjee, Arunashish Maity, Rituparna Acharyya, Abhra Chanda, Indrajit Pal, and Anirban Mukhopadhyay

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About the Editors

Rahul Bhadouria, Natural Resource Management Laboratory, Department of Botany, University of Delhi, India.

Shweta Upadhyay, Integrative Ecology Laboratory, Institute of Environmental and Sustainable Development, Banaras Hindu University, India.

Sachchidanand Tripathi, Department of Botany, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, University of Delhi, India.

Pardeep Singh, Department of Environmental Studies, PGDAV College, University of Delhi, India.