publication . 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: 28 Aug 2015
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: Terminology, Microsite, Spatial ecology, Biodiversity, Urban ecology, Typology, Environmental resource management, business.industry, business, Habitat, Vegetation, Ecology, Biology
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