ECOSYSTEMS SERVICES FROM LARGE URBAN GREEN SPACES - THE BIODIVERSITY AND CARBON BENEFIT OF URBAN GOLF COURSES
Grant number: LP110100686 | Funding period: 2011 - 2014
Golf courses in our cities provide localised cooling, Carbon sequestration and biodiversity habitat benefits. To safeguard these urban green spaces from development these ecosystem services need to be quantified. This project will quantify the Carbon and biodiversity benefit of urban golf courses so that they can be better valued and managed for the future.
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Green space context and vegetation complexity shape people's preferences for urban public parks and residential gardens
Virginia Harris, Dave Kendal, Amy K Hahs, Caragh G Threlfall
Landscape preferences shape decision-making and drive the ecological outcomes of urban landscapes. We investigate how people’s lan..
Increasing biodiversity in urban green spaces through simple vegetation interventions
Caragh G Threlfall, Luis Mata, Jessica A Mackie, Amy K Hahs, Nigel E Stork, Nicholas SG Williams, Stephen J Livesley
Cities are rapidly expanding world-wide and there is an increasing urgency to protect urban biodiversity, principally through the ..
Contrasting effects of urban habitat complexity on metabolic functional diversity and composition of litter and soil bacterial communities
Alessandro Ossola, Cristina Aponte, Amy K Hahs, Stephen J Livesley
Functional diversity and composition of soil bacterial communities affect important soil biogeochemical processes. In natural and ..
Conserving herbivorous and predatory insects in urban green spaces
Luis Mata, Caragh G Threlfall, Nicholas SG Williams, Amy K Hahs, Mallik Malipatil, Nigel E Stork, Stephen J Livesley
Insects are key components of urban ecological networks and are greatly impacted by anthropogenic activities. Yet, few studies hav..
Approaches to urban vegetation management and the impacts on urban bird and bat assemblages
Caragh G Threlfall, Nicholas SG Williams, Amy K Hahs, Stephen J Livesley
To balance the needs of people and biodiversity in cities, local governments are increasingly incorporating green spaces and urban..
Cities are hotspots for threatened species
Christopher D Ives, Pia E Lentini, Caragh G Threlfall, Karen Ikin, Danielle F Shanahan, Georgia E Garrard, Sarah A Bekessy, Richard A Fuller, Laura Mumaw, Laura Rayner, Ross Rowe, Leonie E Valentine, Dave Kendal
Aim: Although urbanization impacts many species, there is little information on the patterns of occurrences of threatened species ..
Soil Carbon and Carbon/Nitrogen Ratio Change under Tree Canopy, Tall Grass, and Turf Grass Areas of Urban Green Space
SJ Livesley, A Ossola, CG Threlfall, AK Hahs, NSG Williams
Soils in urban green spaces are an important carbon (C) store, but urban soils with a high carbon to nitrogen (C/N) ratio can also..
Variation in Vegetation Structure and Composition across Urban Green Space Types
Caragh G Threlfall, Alessandro Ossola, Amy K Hahs, Nicholas SG Williams, Lee Wilson, Stephen J Livesley
HIGHLIGHTS • Vegetation structure and composition were measured in four major green space types • Remnants and golf courses suppor..
Urban habitat complexity affects species richness but not environmental filtering of morphologically-diverse ants
Alessandro Ossola, Michael A Nash, Fiona J Christie, Amy K Hahs, Stephen J Livesley
Habitat complexity is a major determinant of structure and diversity of ant assemblages. Following the size-grain hypothesis, smal..
Habitat complexity influences fine scale hydrological processes and the incidence of stormwater runoff in managed urban ecosystems
Alessandro Ossola, Amy Kristin Hahs, Stephen John Livesley
Urban ecosystems have traditionally been considered to be pervious features of our cities. Their hydrological properties have larg..
The conservation value of urban green space habitats for Australian native bee communities
Caragh G Threlfall, Ken Walker, Nicholas SG Williams, Amy K Hahs, Luis Mata, Nigel Stork, Stephen J Livesley
Networks of urban green space can provide critical resources for wild bees, however it is unclear which attributes of green spaces..