publication . Other literature type . Article . 2015

Informal urban green space: A trilingual systematic review of its role for biodiversity and trends in the literature

Christoph D. D. Rupprecht; Jason Antony Byrne; Jenni G. Garden; Jean-Marc Hero;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
Abstract
Urban greenspaces harbor considerable biodiversity. Such areas include spontaneously vegetated spaces such as such as brownfields, street or railway verges and vacant lots. While these spaces may contribute to urban conservation, their informal and liminal nature poses a challenge for reviewing what we know about their value for biodiversity. The relevant literature lacks a common terminology. This paper applied a formal definition and typology of informal urban greenspace (IGS) to identify and systematically review a total of 174 peer-reviewed papers in English (152), German (14) and Japanese (8). We identified three main topics: value for conservation (94 pape...
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free text keywords: Ecology, Forestry, Soil Science, Habitat, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Typology, Urban ecology, Microsite, Biology, Biodiversity, Terminology, Spatial ecology, Vegetation
Communities
Agricultural and Food Sciences
Rural Digital Europe
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