Living in the city: can anyone become an 'urban exploiter'?

Kark, Salit, Iwaniuk, Andrew, Schalimtzek, Adam and Banker, Eran (2007) Living in the city: can anyone become an 'urban exploiter'?. Journal of Biogeography, 34 4: 638-651. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2699.2006.01638.x

Author Kark, Salit
Iwaniuk, Andrew
Schalimtzek, Adam
Banker, Eran
Title Living in the city: can anyone become an 'urban exploiter'?
Journal name Journal of Biogeography   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-0270
Publication date 2007-04-01
Year available 2007
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2699.2006.01638.x
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 34
Issue 4
Start page 638
End page 651
Total pages 14
Place of publication OXFORD
Language eng
Abstract Aim As urban landscapes expand, shifts in biodiversity are occurring. This is leading biogeographers and ecologists to consider human-dominated landscapes in their current work. One question that arises is: what characterizes those species that are widespread in the most highly urban environments compared with those restricted to less urbanized areas in the city? Here, we aim to identify the traits that enable species to become urban exploiters, i.e. to dominate highly urbanized surroundings. Identifying these traits may help us better predict and possibly mitigate the biotic homogenization occurring in these areas.
Keyword birds
brain size
urban adapters
urban exploiters
urban gradient
Relative Brain Size
Forebrain Size
Biotic Homogenization
Fragmented Landscape
Feeding Innovations
Bird Community
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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