The book, Urban Ecosystems: Ecological Principles for the Built Environment, was authored by Frederick R. Adler and Colby J. Tanner. Published in 2013 by Cambridge, the textbook confronts the new reality that over half of the world’s population is residing in urban environments. This has astounding implications for the study of ecology. Urban Ecosystems provides readers with the tools needed for studying ecological principles in the built environment, emphasizing hands-on study and active learning that extends beyond the traditional classroom. The authors focus on the importance of interactions rather than rules in ecosystems and link human life and impacts to ecological outcomes.
Fred Adler is a Professor in the Departments of Biology and Mathematics at the University of Utah. He also directs the school’s Center for Quantitative Biology.
For more information, or to purchase the book, please click on the link: Urban Ecosystems: Principles for the Built Environment (2013)