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Bird song diversity influences young people's appreciation of urban landscapes

Författare och institution:
Marcus Hedblom (Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap); Erik Heyman (Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap); Henrik Antonsson (Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap); Bengt Gunnarsson (Institutionen för biologi och miljövetenskap)
Publicerad i:
Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, 13 ( 3 ) s. 469-474
Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig
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Sammanfattning (abstract):
Increased losses of green areas in cities reduce people's experience of flora and fauna. Earlier studies have shown that biodiversity has benefits for urban inhabitants but the influence of animal sounds on people's experience of green space is poorly known. A sample of young urban people (N = 227) rated their reactions - positive or negative - to three bird song combinations: House Sparrow (Passer domesticus), Willow Warbler (Phylloscopus trochilus), 7 spp. i.e. Willow Warbler, Chaffinch (Fringilla coelebs), Blue Tit (Cyanistes caeruleus), Great Tit (Parus major), European Robin (Erithacus rubecula), Common Blackbird (Turdus merula), Great Spotted Woodpecker (Dendrocopos major), three urban settings (residential areas with varying amount of greenery) and nine combinations of song and setting. Bird song was generally considered positive and singing by several species was more highly rated than singing by a single species. On average, urban settings combined with bird song were more highly appreciated than the settings alone and even more so where there was singing by several species rather than just one. We conclude that our data support the idea that bird song contributes to positive values associated with urban green space. Urban planners should consider preserving a variety of habitats in cities for hosting a diversity of birds and thereby boost conservation of songbird diversity and recreational experiences for urban people. (C) 2014 Elsevier GmbH. All rights reserved.
Ämne (baseras på Högskoleverkets indelning av forskningsämnen):
Geovetenskap och miljövetenskap ->
Biologiska vetenskaper
Biodiversity, Green space, Passerines, Songbirds, Urban soundscape, Urban woodland, GREEN SPACE, NATURAL SOUNDS, BIODIVERSITY, ENVIRONMENT, COMMUNITIES, WOODLANDS, RECOVERY, BENEFITS, STRESS, CITIES, Plant Sciences, Environmental Studies, Forestry, Urban Studies
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2014-10-10 15:48
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2014-10-13 15:05

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