Urban pollutants can degrade and inhibit ecological functions and processes. Those natural processes provide vital benefits and services to humans. The ‘services’ range from food and water provision, to aesthetics, cultural benefits, health and recreation opportunities, and also climate regulation (including water and air quality regulation and flood regulation). These services are referred to collectively as ecosystem services (ES). To understand the impacts of urban pollution, and the opportunities for mitigating its effects, it is important to explore the relationship between pollution and ES. This can lead to better decision-making for urban infrastructure and spaces and can provide increased opportunities for gaining multiple ES from urban environments.
|Title of host publication||Urban pollution|
|Subtitle of host publication||science and management|
|Editors||Susanne M. Charlesworth, Colin A. Booth|
|Number of pages||12|
|ISBN (Print)||1119260485, 9781119260486|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 2019|