Special Issue "Nature-Based Solutions (NbS) in Urban Areas Contrasting Bird Diversity Decline"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2021).
Interests: biodiversity conservation; bird community; avian diversity; bird behavior; urban ecology; landscape ecology; ecosystem services; evolutionary ecology; agroecology
Interests: urban birds; migratory birds; ecology of birds; urban biodiversity; arctic biodiversity; boreal biodiversity; forest birds; mire birds; water birds; bird monitoring; conservation biology
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The main drivers of the current biodiversity loss - land-use and climate change - in association with the rising world population living in cities, require the design of more sustainable, safe, and resilient cities for both animals and humans, via urban management activities. There is increasing scientific recognition of the need to adopt Nature-based Solutions (NbS) to achieve urban sustainability and increase resilience facing climate change. However, more knowledge about NbS contrasting bird diversity decline in urban areas is essential.
NbS are living solutions, inspired by nature and should be pragmatic, cost-effective, reliable, and replicable to provide multiple environmental benefits. Accordingly, the latest NbS studies in urban areas focused on environmental benefits such as the mitigation of heat island effects, restoration, the reduction of noise, light and air pollution, flood prevention/protection, the enhancement of biodiversity and natural capital, and human well-being and health present important challenges for the future research of these effects on urban bird species.
This Special Issue is interested in research, and review papers, focusing on the development and assessment of NbS (as well as related concepts such as ecosystem services and blue, brown, and green infrastructure) supporting multiple components of bird diversity, populations, and individuals. Ecological, behavioral, and physiological assessments of NbS effects on complex bird species responses reflecting the enhancement of different processes (behavior, physiology, health, and molecular activity and performance) are also welcome.Dr. Yanina Benedetti
Dr. Jukka Jokimäki
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- avian communities
- biotic homogenization
- bird behaviour
- bird populations
- climate change mitigation
- ecosystem-based management
- evolutionary distinctiveness
- functional diversity
- Nature-based Solutions
- phylogenetic diversity
- urban birds
- urban ecosystem services
- urban greenery
- urban management
- urban planning and development