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Green Streets and Habitat for Biodiversity

ATKINS, Eleanor (2018) Green Streets and Habitat for Biodiversity. In: Nature Based Strategies for Urban and Building Sustainability. Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, pp. 251-260. ISBN 978-0-12-812150-4

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Green streets incorporate multiple elements with the potential to offer a diverse range of habitats to greatly increase urban Biodiversity. Habitat types include: trees, wetlands and pools and vegetated areas; these can be incorporated into a relatively small area and offer potential habitat to microbes, invertebrates, herpatiles, mammals and birds including some of our rare or protected species. Biodiversity value of a green street increases with the inclusion of wildflowers and materials of local provenance and incorporation of diverse microhabitats. Due to the linear connected nature of green streets they offer potential to facilitate movement of species within the green street itself and even across landscapes when incorporated into a network with other green streets or green infrastructure.

Item Type: Book Chapter, Section or Conference Proceeding
Faculty: School of Life Sciences and Education > Biological Sciences
Depositing User: Eleanor ATKINS
Date Deposited: 14 Oct 2019 11:37
Last Modified: 14 Oct 2019 11:37
URI: http://eprints.staffs.ac.uk/id/eprint/5900

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