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Unformatted text preview: DOI: 10.1126/science.1150195 , 756 (2008); 319 Science , et al. Nancy B. Grimm Global Change and the Ecology of Cities This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. clicking here. colleagues, clients, or customers by , you can order high-quality copies for your If you wish to distribute this article to others here. following the guidelines can be obtained by Permission to republish or repurpose articles or portions of articles ): September 1, 2011 (this infomation is current as of The following resources related to this article are available online at version of this article at: including high-resolution figures, can be found in the online Updated information and services, can be found at: Supporting Online Material found at: can be related to this article A list of selected additional articles on the Science Web sites 82 article(s) on the ISI Web of Science cited by This article has been 16 articles hosted by HighWire Press; see: cited by This article has been Ecology subject collections: This article appears in the following registered trademark of AAAS. is a Science 2008 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science; all rights reserved. The title Copyright American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20005. (print ISSN 0036-8075; online ISSN 1095-9203) is published weekly, except the last week in December, by the Science on September 1, 2011 Downloaded from REVIEW Global Change and the Ecology of Cities Nancy B. Grimm, 1 * Stanley H. Faeth, 1 Nancy E. Golubiewski, 2 Charles L. Redman, 3 Jianguo Wu, 1,3 Xuemei Bai, 4 John M. Briggs 1 Urban areas are hot spots that drive environmental change at multiple scales. Material demands of production and human consumption alter land use and cover, biodiversity, and hydrosystems locally to regionally, and urban waste discharge affects local to global biogeochemical cycles and climate. For urbanites, however, global environmental changes are swamped by dramatic changes in the local environment. Urban ecology integrates natural and social sciences to study these radically altered local environments and their regional and global effects. Cities themselves present both the problems and solutions to sustainability challenges of an increasingly urbanized world. H umanity today is experiencing a dramat- ic shift to urban living. Whereas in 1900 a mere 10% of the global population were urban dwellers, that percentage now ex- ceeds 50% and will rise even more in the next 50 years (Fig. 1). More than 95% of the net increase in the global population will be in cities of the developing world, which will approach...
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