Climate Regulation by Diverse Urban Green Spaces: Risks and Opportunities Related to Climate and Land Use Change

Sonja Knapp*, Madhumitha Jaganmohan, N. Schwarz

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Abstract

Climate regulation provided by urban trees and green spaces is one of the main ecosystem services for urban areas. Urban green spaces are increasingly threatened by urbanization, and changing temperatures and precipitation due to climate change might impair the ability of trees to cool their surroundings. Thus urban planning is faced with the challenge of improving climate regulation in the face of urbanization and climate change. How should the urban green spaces be designed to meet this challenge? Does climate regulation improve with higher tree diversity, or is a single tree species sufficient?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAtlas of Ecosystem Services
Subtitle of host publicationDrivers, Risks, and Societal Responses
EditorsMatthias Schröter, Aletta Bonn, Stefan Klotz, Ralf Seppelt, Cornelia Baessler
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Chapter26
Pages167-172
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9783319962290
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-96228-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Feb 2019

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    Knapp, S., Jaganmohan, M., & Schwarz, N. (2019). Climate Regulation by Diverse Urban Green Spaces: Risks and Opportunities Related to Climate and Land Use Change. In M. Schröter, A. Bonn, S. Klotz, R. Seppelt, & C. Baessler (Eds.), Atlas of Ecosystem Services: Drivers, Risks, and Societal Responses (pp. 167-172). Cham: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-96229-0_26