Geospatial Analysis of Urban Growth and Ecological Impacts II

Type: Paper
Sponsor Groups: Geographic Information Science and Systems Specialty Group, Urban Geography Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/14/2018
Start / End Time: 10:00 AM / 11:40 AM
Room: Astor Ballroom II, Astor, 2nd Floor
Organizers: Xiaojun Yang, Liding Chen
Chairs: Xiaojun Yang


Urban areas are now the home of more than half of the world’s population. The ongoing process of urbanization has profound impacts not only on the way cities develop, but also on the functioning of ecosystems and the services they provide to humans and other life on Earth. This thematic session serves as a forum for researchers to exchange the current development in understanding the linkages between urban growth and the ecology of landscapes especially through spatially explicit approaches. Topics include but are not limited to:
(1) Spatio-temporal patterns of changing urban landscapes and the underlying socio-biophysical drivers;
(2) Ecological and environmental consequences of urbanization;
(3) Impacts of urban growth on ecosystem services;
(4) Ecological sustainability assessment in urban areas;
(5) Methodological issues in urban growth studies; and
(6) Regional case studies on urban growth and its ecological impacts.


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Siyi Yu*, Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science, Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, Bailang Yu, Key Laboratory of Geographic Information Science, Ministry of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai, Lei Wang, Louisiana State University, Identifying development patterns of 3D urban morphology and analyzing its influence on thermal environment 20 10:00 AM
Presenter Ranhao Sun*, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Understanding the variability of urban heat islands from geographical and anthropogenic factors 20 10:20 AM
Presenter Feilin Lai*, Florida State University, Social Inequity in exposure to Traffic Noise in Atlanta Metropolitan Area 20 10:40 AM
Presenter Di Shi*, , Xiaojun Yang, Florida State University, A Multilevel Analysis of Factors Determining Vegetation Patterns in a Large Metropolitan Area 20 11:00 AM
Presenter Limin Jiao*, , Ting Dong, Wuhan university, Geographic Meta-process Model: a new tool to analyze urban expansion dynamics 20 11:20 AM

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