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Presentations and Results of the URBIO 2013 workshop
"Global Research Agenda for Urban Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services & Design"


By courtesy of the authors the presentations of the URBIO2013 workshop in Erfurt are available as PDF to view and download on this website. Please be aware that all rights remain with their respective owners.


1 Opening of the Workshop
   Norbert Müller (URBIO) & André Mader (SCBD & ICLEI)

   Opening of the Workshop (252KB)



2 Presentation Sessions




Session 1 – What local governments need… (Chairs Chantal van Ham & Nam-choon Kim)


André Mader (Secretariat of CBD & ICLEI, Montreal, Canada)

What do local governments need? (82KB)


Norbert Müller (URBIO, University of Applied Sciences Erfurt, Germany)

40 years of applied urban biodiversity research in Germany and its relevance for the CBD Plan of Action (6,3MB)


Sarel S. Cilliers (North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa)

Urban biodiversity research in South Africa: status, policies, implementation and global relevance (4MB)

Notes and discussion on Session 1 (96KB)



Session 2 – How can we communicate? (Chairs Mahito Kamada & Charles H. Nilon)


Chantal van Ham (IUCN, Brussels, Belgium)

Aims of URBES –Urban Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (0,6MB)


Maria Ignatieva (Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden)

How do we translate our scientific results on urban biodiversity to the needs of landscape architects? (4,2MB)


G. David Maddox (Sound Science / The Nature of Cities, New York, USA)

Value-driven useful knowledge and cities that are Resilient + Sustainable + Livable (8,2MB)

Notes and discussion on Session 2 (96KB)




Session 3 – What we need… (Chairs Maria Ignatieva & Peter Werner)


Mahito Kamada (University of Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan)

Ecosystem services as the security against natural disaster - lessons from Japan (10,8MB)


Haripriya Gundimeda (Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai, India)

Urban Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services and Design: How to go forward in India? (0,5MB)


Nam Choon Kim (Dankook University, Yongin, South Korea)

Adding and connecting more Pieces of Urban Wildlife Habitats (5MB)


Notes and discussion on Session 3 (122KB)



Session 4 – What we need… (Chairs Haripriya Gundimeda & Sarel Cilliers)



Glenn Stewart (Lincoln University, Christchurch, New Zealand)

Research priorities in urban biodiversity (and design) (4,3MB)


Peter Werner (Institute for Housing & Environment, Darmstadt, Germany)

New Challenges for Urban Biodiversity Strategies (2,9MB)


Mark J. McDonnell (Australian Research Centre for Urban Ecology, Melbourne, Australia)

The future of urban biodiversity research: Moving beyond the ‘low-hanging fruit’ (1MB)


Charles H. Nilon (University of Missouri, Columbia, USA)

Incorporating Urban Biodiversity Theory and Research into Monitoring, Design and Planning (2,6MB)


Notes and discussion on Session 4 (80KB)



3 Breakout Sessions

Breakout Session 1


G. David Maddox (Chair)


Results Breakout Session 1 (16KB)




Breakout Session 2


Mark McDonnell (Chair)


Results Breakout Session 2 (48KB)




Breakout Session 3


Glenn Stewart (Chair)


Results Breakout Session 3 (16KB)



4 Summarised results - Presentation made during the first SURE congress in Berlin, 27. July 2013


Norbert  Müller, Sarel Cilliers, Haripriya Gundimeda, Maria Ignatieva, Mahito Kamada, Nam-choon Kim, Louise Lezy-Bruno, G. David Maddox, André Mader, Mark J. McDonnell, Charles H. Nilon, Glenn Stewart, Chantal van Ham & Peter Werner


“Results of the URBIO Workshop “Global Research Agenda for Urban Biodiversity, Ecosystem Services & Design“ (6,1MB)

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