By marina Alberti
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J. Marzluff, E. Shulenberger, G. Bradley, C. Ryan, and C. Zumbrunnen, 2003. Integrating humans into ecology: Opportunities and challenges for studying urban ecosystems. BioScience 53(12):1169–1179. The Urban Ecosystem 19 suburban sprawl areas less desirable for people and may trigger further development at increasingly remote locations. Environmental regulation or urban growth control may emerge from these trends. But such feedback from urban dwellers or planning agencies can take many forms and is often phase-lagged by decades — consider, for example, how long the deliberations over highway development can take.
Urban dispersal causes forest fragmentation which leads to degraded environmental conditions, which in turn leads to changes in growth management regimes that would allow ecological conditions to recover. Scale mismatches between human and natural systems processes need to be taken into account to study interactions and feedbacks in such systems. (Cumming et al. 2006). Other important aspects of spatial and temporal dynamics of urbanization include discontinuities, tipping points, phase transitions, and system shifts.
Krugman (1998) suggests that the interaction among agents can be subject to bifurcations leading to sudden changes and qualitatively different urban structures. However, none of these explanations explicitly address the interactions between human and natural systems and the potential system shifts driven by existing thresholds in such systems. 32 Advances in Urban Ecology Heterogeneous agents Cities are built by a wide variety of agents: households, businesses, developers, financial agencies, governments, and services.