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Ekosystemstödjande och multifunktionella växtval i urban miljö: En fallstudie med utgångspunkt i Nacka stadsbildning
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This study has investigated how urban vegetation can be used in a multifunctional way to support ecosystem services in urban environments. Nacka municipality is in the start-up phase of building what is to become Nacka city. This provides a unique possibility to study and analyse what role the vegetation play in making the city a healthy living environment and how it needs to be adapted in order to be resilient against changing climate conditions and how the effects of those changes can be regulated. The study further investigates how airborne pollution, caused by urbanization processes, can be regulated or reduced by vegetation or species selection. Methods used in this study were a combination of qualitative interviews and literature studies, seeking to answer the questions: Which specific ecosystem functions are needed in the urban environment and which aspects will influence the ecosystems ability to deliver the functions in demand? And which plant species have the right mechanisms needed to deliver those functions? These questions have been studied and analysed in a local based context where the local conditions ands site specific needs of Nacka define criteria for plant selection. Based on those criteria, a plant list is presented that seeks to find synergies and effectiveness in plant selection with the aim to find plants that support and/or produce multiple ecosystem functions. 

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ecosystem services, multifunctional, urban, plant, vegetation
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-18621OAI: diva2:773615
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Available from: 2015-01-07 Created: 2014-12-19 Last updated: 2015-01-07Bibliographically approved

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