Urban Ecosystems

(The TQCC of Urban Ecosystems is 5. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts [max. 250 papers]. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2020-07-01 to 2024-07-01.)
Urban biodiversity: State of the science and future directions62
The relationship between pollinator community and pollination services is mediated by floral abundance in urban landscapes37
Butterfly species’ responses to urbanization: differing effects of human population density and built-up area33
Conceptualizing social-ecological drivers of change in urban forest patches30
More losses than gains in ground-nesting bees over 60 years of urbanization25
Plant-pollinator networks in Australian urban bushland remnants are not structurally equivalent to those in residential gardens25
Assessment of ecological environment quality in Kolkata urban agglomeration, India25
Urban forest invertebrates: how they shape and respond to the urban environment23
Urban ecosystems and ecosystem services in megacity Dhaka: mapping and inventory analysis22
An avian urban morphotype: how the city environment shapes great tit morphology at different life stages22
Green infrastructures and ecological corridors shape avian biodiversity in a small French city21
Green space networks as natural infrastructures in PERI-URBAN areas21
Green in times of COVID-19: urban green space relevance during the COVID-19 pandemic in Buenos Aires City21
The effect of urban green roof design on beetle biodiversity20
Ecology with Cities20
Impacts of the remnant sizes, forest types, and landscape patterns of surrounding areas on woody plant diversity of urban remnant forest patches19
Urbanization alters the abundance and composition of predator communities and leads to aphid outbreaks on urban trees19
Microclimate in an urban park and its influencing factors: a case study of Tiantan Park in Beijing, China19
Land sharing between cultivated and wild plants: urban gardens as hotspots for plant diversity in cities18
Vegetation structure drives taxonomic diversity and functional traits of birds in urban private native forest fragments18
Influence of environmental factors on bird diversity in greenspaces in an Amazonian city18
Litter decomposition and infiltration capacities in soils of different tropical urban land covers17
Impacts of strengthened warming by urban heat island on carbon sequestration of urban ecosystems in a subtropical city of China17
‘Urban biocultural diversity’ as a framework for human–nature interactions: reflections from a Brazilian favela17
Diet, ecological role and potential ecosystem services of the fruit bat, Cynopterus brachyotis, in a tropical city17
‘Stray appetites’: a socio-ecological analysis of free-ranging dogs living alongside human communities in Bangalore, India17
A method of linking functional and structural connectivity analysis in urban green infrastructure network construction17
Investigating temporal and spatial correlates of the sharp decline of an urban exploiter bird in a large European city16
Coproduction of place and knowledge for ecology with the city15
Evaluation of the importance of ornamental plants for pollinators in urban and suburban areas in Stuttgart, Germany15
How do heat and flood risk drive residential green infrastructure implementation in Phoenix, Arizona?15
The contribution of urban community gardens to food availability in Emfuleni Local Municipality, Gauteng Province15
Habitat patch size and tree species richness shape the bird community in urban green spaces of rapidly urbanizing Himalayan foothill region of India14
Grasslands provide diverse opportunities for bird species along an urban-rural gradient14
Estimating carbon storage in urban forests of New York City14
Investigating potential hydrological ecosystem services in urban gardens through soil amendment experiments and hydrologic models14
Vacant lot soil degradation and mowing frequency shape communities of belowground invertebrates and urban spontaneous vegetation14
Long-term assessment of floodplain reconnection as a stream restoration approach for managing nitrogen in ground and surface waters14
Trade-offs and synergies of ecosystem services in the Yangtze River Delta, China: response to urbanizing variation13
How to plan urban green space in cold regions of China to achieve the best cooling efficiency13
Reproductive patterns of solitary cavity-nesting bees responsive to both local and landscape factors13
Citizen science in cities: an overview of projects focused on urban Australia13
Species-specific breeding habitat association of declining farmland birds within urban environments: conservation implications13
Living in the concrete jungle: a review and socio-ecological perspective of urban raptor habitat quality in Europe13
Effect of urbanization on the dynamics of ecosystem services: An analysis for decision making in Kolkata urban agglomeration12
Tolerance and avoidance of urban cover in a southern California suburban raptor community over five decades12
Seasonal variation in habitat use, daily routines and interactions with humans by urban-dwelling gulls12
Urban ecosystem services in strategic planning in Swedish municipalities12
The Joy of birds: the effect of rating for joy or counting garden bird species on wellbeing, anxiety, and nature connection12
Reap what you sow: local plant composition mediates bumblebee foraging patterns within urban garden landscapes12
Moth assemblages within urban domestic gardens respond positively to habitat complexity, but only at a scale that extends beyond the garden boundary12
An improved method for the identification and setting of ecological corridors in urbanized areas11
Exposure to urban heavy metal contamination diminishes bumble bee colony growth11
Influence of urbanization on the avian species-area relationship: insights from the breeding birds of Rome11
The interaction of imperviousness and habitat heterogeneity drives bird richness patterns in south Asian cities11
Urbanization does not affect green space bird species richness in a mid-sized city11
Greenspace sites conserve taxonomic and functional diversity of dung beetles in an urbanized landscape in the Brazilian Cerrado11
Assessment of four urban forest as environmental indicator of air quality: a study in a brazilian megacity11
Tree trade-offs in stream restoration: impacts on riparian groundwater quality11
Urban growth and heat islands: A case study in micro-territories for urban sustainability10
Urban open spaces from a dispersal perspective: lessons from an individual-based model approach to assess the effects of landscape patterns on the viability of wildlife populations10
Space–time analysis of the earth's surface temperature, surface urban heat island and urban hotspot: relationships with variation of the thermal field in Andalusia (Spain)10
Aquatic biodiversity loss in Andean urban streams10
Influence of habitat type and distance from source area on bird taxonomic and functional diversity in a Neotropical megacity9
Carrion increases pollination service across an urban gradient9
Population estimates of non-native rose-ringed parakeets Psittacula krameri (Scopoli, 1769) in the Durban Metropole, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa9
Probabilistic modeling of sustainable urban drainage systems9
Examining the paradox of urban disease ecology by linking the perspectives of Urban One Health and Ecology with Cities9
Caterpillar survival in the city: attack rates on model lepidopteran larvae along an urban-rural gradient show no increase in predation with increasing urban intensity9
Urban colonies are more resistant to a trace metal than their forest counterparts in the ant Temnothorax nylanderi9
Soil microbial community of urban green infrastructures in a polar city9
Investigating and predicting Land Surface Temperature (LST) based on remotely sensed data during 1987–2030 (A case study of Reykjavik city, Iceland)8
The effect of artificial light on bat richness and nocturnal soundscapes along an urbanization gradient in an arid landscape of central Peru8
Floristic diversity and correlates of naturalization of alien flora in urban green spaces of Srinagar city8
The role of woodpeckers (family: Picidae) as ecosystem engineers in urban parks: a case study in the city of Madrid (Spain)8
More than noise: light, moon phase, and singing behavior in a passerine8
Expanding catchment-scale hydrologic restoration in suburban watersheds via stream mitigation crediting—A Northern Kentucky (USA) case study8
Population increase and synurbization of the yellow-necked mouse Apodemus flavicollis in some wooded areas of Warsaw agglomeration, Poland, in the years 1983–20188
Siblicide in the city: the urban heat island accelerates sibling cannibalism in the black widow spider (Latrodectus hesperus)8
Study on the ecosystem services of urban forests: implications for climate change mitigation in the case of Adama City of Oromiya Regional Sate, Ethiopia8
Chicago’s fish assemblage over ~30 years – more fish and more native species8
Phase II MS4 challenges: moving toward effective stormwater management for small municipalities8
Greenhouse gases and green roofs: carbon dioxide and methane fluxes in relation to substrate characteristics8
Anthropogenic noise and atmospheric absorption of sound induce amplitude shifts in the songs of Southern House Wren (Troglodytes aedon musculus)8
Estimates of energy partitioning, evapotranspiration, and net ecosystem exchange of CO2 for an urban lawn and a tallgrass prairie in the Denver metropolitan area under contrasting conditions8
An unexpected presence in urban environment: factors governing occurrence of the vulnerable European turtle-dove (Streptopelia turtur) in the city of Rabat, Morocco7
Public perception of urban wildlife during a COVID-19 stay-at-home quarantine order in Chicago7
Distribution and diet of recovering Eurasian otter (Lutra lutra) along the natural-to-urban habitat gradient (river Segura, SE Spain)7
Living in a tropical concrete jungle: diversity and abundance variation in a parrot assemblage (Aves, Psittacidae) of a major Amazonian city7
Prioritization and thresholds for managing biological invasions in urban ecosystems7
The University of West Florida campus ecosystem study: the college/university campus as a unit for study of the ecology of longleaf pine7
Vegetation management and benthic macroinvertebrate communities in urban stormwater ponds: implications for regional biodiversity7
The resilient frugivorous fauna of an urban forest fragment and its potential role in vegetation enrichment7
The abundance of yellow-legged gulls Larus michahellis breeding in the historic centre of Venice, Italy and the initial effects of the new waste collection policy on the population7
Parasitism of urban bumble bees influenced by pollinator taxonomic richness, local garden management, and surrounding impervious cover7
32 years of essential management to retain value of an urban dragonfly awareness pond7
The phenology of the endangered Nogal (Juglans neotropica Diels) in Bogota and its conservation implications in the urban forest7
Designing and managing biodiverse streetscapes: key lessons from the City of Melbourne7
Noise attenuation varies by interactions of land cover and season in an urban/peri-urban landscape7
Street-level green spaces support a key urban population of the threatened Hispaniolan parakeet Psittacara chloropterus7
Response of plant diversity of urban remnant mountains to surrounding urban spatial morphology: a case study in Guiyang of Guizhou Province, China6
Potential habitat and carrying capacity of endangered San Joaquin kit foxes in an urban environment: implications for conservation and recovery6
Floristic changes of vascular flora in the city of Rome through grid-cell census over 23 years6
Using the dendro-climatological signal of urban trees as a measure of urbanization and urban heat island6
Urban structure and environment impact plant species richness and floristic composition in a Central European city6
Response of urban tree DBH to fast urbanization: Case of coastal Zhanjiang in south China6
Wastewater treatment plant effluent inputs influence the temporal variability of nutrient uptake in an intermittent stream6
A sustainable urban regeneration project to protect biodiversity6
Looking beyond leaves: variation in nutrient leaching potential of seasonal litterfall among different species within an urban forest6
Forest structure and anthropogenic disturbances regulate plant invasion in urban forests6
Are vascular epiphytes in urban green areas subject to the homogenization of biodiversity? A case study in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest6
Multiscale drivers of amphibian community occupancy in urban ponds6
Floral richness and seasonality influences bee and non-bee flower interactions in urban community gardens6
Urban space awakening – identification and potential uses of urban pockets6
Avian species richness in cities: A review of the Spanish-language literature from the Southern Cone of South America6
Venerable trees of tropical Chinese Wuzhishan city: Distribution patterns and drivers6
Stream restoration milestones: monitoring scales determine successes and failures6
The impact of different tree planting strategies on ecosystem services and disservices in the piazzas of a northern Italian city6
Patterns in macroinvertebrate taxonomic richness and community assembly among urban wetlands in Cape Town, South Africa: implications for wetland management5
Urbanization affects the richness of invasive alien trees but has limited influence on species composition5
High species turnover shapes anuran community composition in ponds along an urban-rural gradient5
Assessment of dispersal and population structure of Norway rats (Rattus norvegicus) in a seaport setting5
An investigation into residents' willingness to pay for vertical greening in China5
Comparisons of flux-based stemflow enrichment ratios for two Quercus spp. within the megalopolis of the eastern USA5
Effect of replacing surface with underground rubbish containers on urban House Sparrows Passer domesticus5
Aspects of the ecology and behaviour of a potential urban exploiter, the southern tree agama, Acanthocercus atricollis5
The queen of the island: On the density and distribution of the Eurasian Collared-Dove (Streptopelia decaocto) in Cozumel5
No overall effect of urbanization on nest-dwelling arthropods of great tits (Parus major).5
Cultivar blends: A strategy for creating more resilient warm season turfgrass lawns5
Patterns of white-tailed deer movements in suburban Maryland: implications for zoonotic disease mitigation5
Shrinking into the big city: influence of genetic and environmental factors on urban dragon lizard morphology and performance capacity5
Bright lights, big city: an experimental assessment of short-term behavioral and performance effects of artificial light at night on Anolis lizards5
Comparison of the mustard oil and electrical methods for sampling earthworm communities in rural and urban soils5
Urbanisation differently affects decomposition rates of recalcitrant woody material and labile leaf litter5
Spread of the invasive Javan myna along an urban–suburban gradient in Peninsular Malaysia5
Morphological divergence, tail loss, and predation risk in urban lizards5
Demographic drivers of Norway rat populations from urban slums in Brazil5
Soil chemical properties in forest patches across multiple spatiotemporal scales in mid-Atlantic U.S. metropolitan areas5
The relationship between landscape features and domestic species on the occupancy of native mammals in urban forests5
Sustainable landscaping programs in the United States and their potential to encourage conservation and support ecosystem services5
Foxes at your front door? Habitat selection and home range estimation of suburban red foxes (Vulpes vulpes)5
Areas of ecological importance are exposed to risk from urban sky glow: Auckland, Aotearoa-New Zealand as a case study5
Rescue data as an alternative for assessing trends and phenological changes in two invasive parakeet species5
Urban renewable energy and ecosystems: integrating vegetation with ground-mounted solar arrays increases arthropod abundance of key functional groups5
Develop a public response model of soundscape for urban landscape garden parks5
Breeding performance is explained for coloniality and phenology but not for urbanization in a generalist raptor bird5