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    Glenn Stewart

    Glenn Stewart is Professor of Urban Ecology, Lincoln University, NZ. He graduated in NZ before completing his PhD at Oregon State University, USA. He has published over 200 refereed journal articles, conference proceedings, books, book chapters and presented his research at over 100 international and national conferences and workshops. After twenty years as a forest ecologist Glenn turned his attention to urban forestry and urban biodiversity. He now conducts research on the compositional variation in urban plant communities and how these communities can be enhanced by design using indigenous species. Current research is on Southern Hemisphere urban ecosystems and current issues with invasive species, successional processes and predicted changes in global climate. He is Associate Editor for Landscape & Urban Planning (urban eology and design) Associate Editor for Plant Ecology, on the editorial Board of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening, President of Southern Connection, Deputy Director of the Isaac Centre for Nature Conservation, and a member of the URBIO Advisory Board.

    December 7, 2014

    Aerial view of Riccarton Bush, Christchuch City. The native forest (dominated by an endemic podocarp tree, Dacrycarpus dacrydioides) is in the middle and lower left of the image (dark green) and on the right is a woodland of planted European species of trees that are now c. 150 years old. Photo: Google Earth
    If We Plant the Plants Will the Insects Follow?
    Denise Ford, Christchurch
    Glenn Stewart, Christchurch

    Remnants of indigenous vegetation in urban and rural areas often are the only remaining examples of ecosystems that were once more extensive before human settlement. They are therefore vital for preserving and promoting biodiversity. Remnant vegetation also serves as a...

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    October 5, 2014

    Photo: SEGC CityLab Universidad de los Andes
    Do urban green corridors “work”? It depends on what we want them to do. What ecological and/or social functions can we realistically expect green corridors to perform in cities? What attributes define them, from a design and performance perspective?
    Diego Borrero, Cali
    Kelly Brenner, Seattle
    Lena Chan, Singapore
    Geoffrey Davison, Singapore
    Susannah Drake, New York City
    Marcus Hedblom, Uppsala
    Mark Hostetler, Gainesville
    Chris Ives, Lüneburg
    Tori Kjer, Los Angeles
    Kathryn Lwin, London
    Pierre-André Martin, Rio de Janeiro
    Colin Meurk, Lincoln
    Toni Pujol, Barcelona
    Glenn Stewart, Christchurch
    Marten Wallberg, Stockholm
    Na Xiu, Uppsala & Xi’an
    Irene Guida, Venice

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    July 7, 2014

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    How much should we worry about exotic species in urban zones? How do we reduce damage from exotic invasives when management resources are limited? Are there conflicts between management or eradication efforts and building general support for urban biodiversity?
    Pippin Anderson, Cape Town
    David Burg, New York City
    Mark Davis, Saint Paul
    Ana Faggi, Buenos Aires
    Katie Holzer, Davis
    Madhusudan Katti, Fresno
    Deborah Lev, Portland
    Timon McPhearson, New York
    Matt Palmer, New York City
    Toby Query, Portland
    Glenn Stewart, Christchurch
    Paula Villagra & Carmen Silva, Los Rios, Chile
    Peter Werner

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    June 1, 2014

    New Zealand native bellbird. Photo: www.naturewatch.org.nz
    What Species Return? Natural Disasters and the Nature of Cities, Part II
    Glenn Stewart, Christchurch

    In my first blog way back in December 2012 I introduced you to the Christchurch earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 and the devastation that followed to our beautiful “Garden City”. And also to vegetation studies that I initiated in the...

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    November 20, 2013

    The subtropical forests at Punakaiki, Paparoa National Park, NZ. Photo: Glenn Stewart
    To See Biodiversity Downunder, Visit a National Park…or a City
    Glenn Stewart, Christchurch

    When the first European colonists arrived on the islands of New Zealand a little over 150 years ago they were met by an essentially forested landscape with very unfamiliar plants and animals. The dramatic and breath-taking scenery ranged from geysers,...

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    June 30, 2013

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    How Would You Design an Urban Eco-village?
    Glenn Stewart, Christchurch

    What would you do if you had the opportunity to design and build a new village or city? These opportunities do not come around often, so when one does we have to make the most of it!! The opportunities abound...

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    March 3, 2013

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    Temporary Nature’s Potential for Resilience and Liveability
    Glenn Stewart, Christchurch

    In my last blog I introduced to you the earthquakes that devastated Christchurch city beginning back in September 2010. I had been wondering about what I might share with you in my next blog and when I was driving thru...

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    December 19, 2012

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    Natural Disasters and the Nature of Cities
    Glenn Stewart, Christchurch

    Environmental traumas are here.  Global climate is a reality that is bringing extremes in weather as we have seen recently with the devastating impacts of Hurricane Sandy in the northeast of the USA.  And in the last several years there...

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