Gopal, Divya (2018)
Social and cultural processes play key roles in shaping urban green spaces, enabling urban residents from diverse backgrounds to interact with and experience nature. A better understanding of biocultural diversity and cultural ecosystem services (ES) is, therefore, important to maintain the urban green infrastructure in rapidly growing megacities, particularly in developing countries where econ...Urban foraging in Berlin: people, plants and practices within the metropolitan green infrastructure
Landor-Yamagata, Jonah L. ; Kowarik, Ingo ; Fischer, Leonie Katharina (2018-06-04)
Gathering wild plants in cities (urban foraging) is likely an important, but understudied human-nature interaction globally. As large European cities are critically understudied in this regard, we performed in-depth ethnography-based interviews in Berlin, Germany, to shed light on the cultural background of foragers, their motivations and which plants and fungi are gathered for which purposes. ...Plant invasions in China: an emerging hot topic in invasion science
Liu, Jian ; Chen, Hua ; Kowarik, Ingo ; Zhang, Yiran ; Wang, Renqing (2012)
China has shown a rapid economic development in recent decades, and several drivers of this change are known to enhance biological invasions, a major cause of biodiversity loss. Here we review the current state of research on plant invasions in China by analyzing papers referenced in the ISI Web of Knowledge. Since 2001, the number of papers has increased exponentially, indicating that plant in...Drivers of carbon sequestration by biomass compartment of riparian forests
Rieger, Isaak ; Kowarik, Ingo ; Cierjacks, Arne (2015)
Riparian forests are expected to play a crucial role in the global carbon (C) cycle but the complex mechanisms of C sequestration in forests remain poorly understood. This study used a comprehensive approach to analyze C sequestration that included the main C compartments in forests, i.e., litterfall, fine roots, and aboveground woody biomass. We aimed at modeling each of them in response to an...