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Emerging issues in urban ecology

Title: Emerging issues in urban ecology: implications for research, social justice, human health, and well-being.

Embargoed until Mar 18, 2018

Name(s): Jennings, Viniece, author
Floyd, Myron, author
Shanahan, Danielle, author
Coutts, Christopher, author
Sinykin, Alex, author
Type of Resource: text
Genre: text
journal article
Date Issued: 2017-03-18
Physical Form: computer
Physical Form: online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Urbanization affects landscape structure and the overall human condition in numerous ways. Green spaces include vegetated land cover (e.g., urban forests, trees, riparian zones, parks) which play a distinctive role in urban ecology. This article reviews emergent literature on the linkages between urban green spaces, social justice, and human health. We explore this subject in the context of landscape structure, ecosystem services, and distributional equity as it relates to various health outcomes. Finally, we conclude by identifying gaps in the scholarship and potential areas of future research.
Identifier: FSU_libsubv1_scholarship_submission_1504201831_35a23638 (IID), 10.1007/s11111-017-0276-0 (DOI)
Keywords: Green space, Urban ecology, Public health, Nature, Well-being
Publication Note: The final publication is available at Springer via
Preferred Citation: Jennings, V., Floyd, M., Shanahan, D., Coutts, C., & Sinykin, A. (2017). Emerging issues in urban ecology: Implications for research, social justice, and human health and well-being. Population and Environment, 39(1), 69-86. doi:10.1007/s11111-017-0276-0
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Owner Institution: FSU
Is Part Of: Population and Environment.
Issue: iss. 1, vol. 39