Search for dissertations about: "Sara Cousins"

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  1. 1. Urban shades of green Current patterns and future prospects of nature conservation in urban landscapes

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Systems Ecology, Stockholm University

    Author : Sara Borgström; Regina Lindborg; Sara Cousins; Thomas Elmqvist; Christer Nilsson; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; urbanisation; nature conservation; urban planning; urban systems; nature reserves; Sweden; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Natural Resources Management; naturresurshushållning;

    Abstract : Urban nature provides local ecosystem services such as absorption of air pollutants, reduction of noise, and provision of places for recreation, and is therefore crucial to urban sustainable development. Nature conservation in cities is also part of the global effort to halt biodiversity decline. READ MORE

  2. 2. Urban shades of green Current patterns and future prospects of nature conservation in urban landscapes

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Systems Ecology, Stockholm University

    Author : Sara Borgström; Regina Lindborg; Sara Cousins; Thomas Elmqvist; Christer Nilsson; [2011]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; urbanisation; nature conservation; urban planning; urban systems; nature reserves; Sweden; NATURAL SCIENCES; NATURVETENSKAP; Natural Resources Management; naturresurshushållning;

    Abstract : Urban nature provides local ecosystem services such as absorption of air pollutants, reduction of noise, and provision of places for recreation, and is therefore crucial to urban sustainable development. Nature conservation in cities is also part of the global effort to halt biodiversity decline. READ MORE

  3. 3. Plant species diversity patterns in a Swedish rural landscape : effects of the past and consequences for the future

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Sara A. O. Cousins; Roy Haines-Young; [2001]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES;

    Abstract : Plant species richness in rural landscapes is threatened as grassland management ceases or changes, and as many remaining semi-natural grasslands are becoming increasingly fragmented. This thesis is a study of plant species diversity in a rural landscape in south-eastern Sweden, and its relationship to management history and landscape pattern. READ MORE

  4. 4. The role of past and present management in the seed dispersal of grassland plants in the rural landscape

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Stockholm University

    Author : Alistair Auffret; Sara Cousins; Per Milberg; []
    Keywords : ;

    Abstract : The destruction and fragmentation of semi-natural grasslands due toagricultural industrialisation during the past 150 years has had seriousconsequences for biodiversity in the rural landscape. Currently, plantcommunities are usually better explained by historical than by presentday landscape configurations, and the ability for plant species todisperse in space and in time, within and between remaining habitatfragments or to restoration sites will be an important factor in thefuture diversity in the landscape. READ MORE

  5. 5. Climate change effects on migratory birds and on the ecology and behaviour of the willow warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus)

    University dissertation from Stockholm : Department of Zoology, Stockholm University

    Author : Johanna Hedlund; Sven Jakobsson; Thord Fransson; Cecilia Kullberg; Sara Cousins; Martin Schaefer; [2015]
    Keywords : NATURVETENSKAP; NATURAL SCIENCES; climate change; bird migration; ecology; phenology; bird; avian; willow warbler; chaffinch; land use change; landscape ecology; historical ecology; etologi; Ethology;

    Abstract : Recent global climate change is influencing the behaviour and ecology of species worldwide. Birds are typical systems to study in this context, as they are often migratory and thus subjected to a variety of environmental effects. READ MORE