A study in the relationship between greenery of urban parks and bird diversity in Tainan City, Taiwan

H. T. Lin, C. Y. Sun, C. T. Hung

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Abstract

Green space is important for the maintenance of the ecological dimension of a sustainable urban landscape. Therefore, in order to figure out the relationship between the greening of urban parks and bird diversity, we used 5 avian ecological diversity indexes, such as Species richness, Abundance, Shannon-Weiner diversity index, Evenness, and Margalef's richness indices, to evaluate the functionality of different types of urban parks. Therefore, birds in 17 parks were surveyed with the circular-plot method from August of 2004 to April of 2005; meanwhile, the greening level of urban park of Tainan city in Taiwan was measured by remote sensing method. As the result, overall there was higher bird species richness in higher greening level parks. Our findings emphasize the importance of urban park with abundant greening to maintain high ecological diversity. Thus, we suggest that increasing greening level of urban parks can promote the bird diversity in urban area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Sustainable City V
Subtitle of host publicationUrban Regeneration and Sustainability
PublisherWITPress
Pages193-202
Number of pages10
Volume117
ISBN (Print)9781845641283
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event5th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, Sustainable City V - Skiathos, Greece
Duration: 2008 Sep 242008 Sep 26

Other

Other5th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability, Sustainable City V
CountryGreece
CitySkiathos
Period08-09-2408-09-26

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Environmental Science(all)

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