Skip to the content

The value of naturalistic urban planting in Runcorn, UK

Wallbank, NJ and James, P 2011, The value of naturalistic urban planting in Runcorn, UK , in: College of Science and Technology Research Showcase, 16th June 2011, University of Salford. (Unpublished)

[img]
Preview
PDF - Published Version
Download (42kB) | Preview
    [img] Microsoft PowerPoint - Published Version
    Restricted to Repository staff only

    Download (137kB)

      Abstract

      “Ecosystem services” is increasingly recognised as a concept that can aid sustainability of ecosystems, and there is a drive to include this concept into planning and policy practices. The aim of this research is to identify the ecosystem services of naturalistic urban vegetation and how these services respond to drivers of change. For the purpose of this paper, the authors define naturalistic urban vegetation as ‘vegetation in an urban environment that consists of only native species that have been planted and managed by humans’. This poster describes results collected from botanical surveys carried out in Runcorn, UK. Four ecosystem services associated with naturalistic urban vegetation in Runcorn have been calculated: energy conservation, air quality improvement, carbon dioxide reduction and water runoff. The results demonstrate that Runcorn’s trees are worth a large amount each year for the provision of these four ecosystem services.

      Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
      Themes: Built and Human Environment
      Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences
      Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Environment and Life Sciences > Ecosystems and Environment Research Centre
      Refereed: No
      Depositing User: NJ Wallbank
      Date Deposited: 17 Jun 2011 10:15
      Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 17:55
      URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/16067

      Actions (login required)

      Edit record (repository staff only)

      Downloads per month over past year

      View more statistics