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Simulating urban growth processes incorporating a potential model with spatial metrics (2012)
Journal Article
Kong, F., Yin, H., Nakagoshi, N., & James, P. (2012). Simulating urban growth processes incorporating a potential model with spatial metrics. Ecological Indicators, 20, 82-91. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2012.02.003

Urbanization is one phenomena that drives land use pattern change. Persistent rapid urbanization is associated with depletion of natural resources and worsening conditions in the urban environment. Monitoring urban development is, therefore, an absol... Read More about Simulating urban growth processes incorporating a potential model with spatial metrics.

The importance of biodiversity in cities and ecosystem services (2011)
Presentation / Conference
James, P. (2011, November). The importance of biodiversity in cities and ecosystem services. Presented at Conferencia Biodiversidade em Ambiente Urbano, Lisbon

In 1984 E. O. Wilson described the word “biophilia” as “the connections that human beings subconsciously seek with the rest of life”. Had Wilson written this text post 1992 he might have replaced the phrase “the rest of life” with a single word: Bio... Read More about The importance of biodiversity in cities and ecosystem services.

Fresh air: people cannot get enough of it (2011)
Presentation / Conference
James, P., Greening, K., & Champion, M. (2011, September). Fresh air: people cannot get enough of it. Poster presented at Sustainable Well-Being, Wrexham

Applying the concept of ecosystem services, a core concept in the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), and explored more fully in the recent UK National Ecosystem Assessment, asks that the relationship between people and the natural environme... Read More about Fresh air: people cannot get enough of it.

Why don’t you go for a walk at lunchtime when you know it’s good for you? (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Conroy, C., James, P., Weinberg, A., & Bendall, R. (2011, September). Why don’t you go for a walk at lunchtime when you know it’s good for you?. Poster presented at Sustainable Well-Being, Wrexham

Health ecology, an emerging discipline, considers human health and well-being, including psychosocial issues such as perception of and attitudes towards wellbeing, in the context of human interaction with their environment (Bhasin, Shampa Nag, 2011)... Read More about Why don’t you go for a walk at lunchtime when you know it’s good for you?.

Changes in the values of ecosystem services along a rural-urban gradient (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Radford, K., & James, P. (2011, July). Changes in the values of ecosystem services along a rural-urban gradient. Presented at Synthesizing different perspectives on the value of urban ecosystem services, Lodz, Poland

The degradation and loss of vital ecosystem functions and services have been an uncontested result of urbanisation. An understanding of how ecosystem services are provided along rural-urban gradients is crucial in the task of conserving and enhancing... Read More about Changes in the values of ecosystem services along a rural-urban gradient.

The value of naturalistic urban planting in Runcorn, UK (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Wallbank, N., & James, P. (2011, June). The value of naturalistic urban planting in Runcorn, UK. Poster presented at College of Science and Technology Research Showcase, University of Salford

“Ecosystem services” is increasingly recognised as a concept that can aid sustainability of ecosystems, and there is a drive to include this concept into planning and policy practices. The aim of this research is to identify the ecosystem services of... Read More about The value of naturalistic urban planting in Runcorn, UK.

People watching nature: “it’s all in the umwelt!” and “how do we value a view?” (2011)
Presentation / Conference
James, P. (2011, May). People watching nature: “it’s all in the umwelt!” and “how do we value a view?”. Presented at As Yet Impossible: in human performance symposium, The Lowry & MediaCity, Salford Quays

In response to the invitation to deliver a “provocation” as part of the “As Yet Impossible: in human performance” symposium I wrote three short essays. I was unsure what a provocation was, and if my thoughts and subsequent presentation would be prov... Read More about People watching nature: “it’s all in the umwelt!” and “how do we value a view?”.

How to do (or not to do) . . . a social network analysis in health systems research (2011)
Journal Article
analysis in health systems research. Health Policy and Planning, 27(5), 438-446. https://doi.org/10.1093/heapol/czr055

The main challenges in international health are to scale up effective health interventions in low- and middle-income countries in order to reach a higher proportion of the population. This can be achieved through better insight into how health syste... Read More about How to do (or not to do) . . . a social network analysis in health systems research.

The resilience of urban trees (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Wallbank, N., & James, P. (2010, September). The resilience of urban trees. Presented at Forestclim mid-term conference 'European Forestry- Fit for climate change?', Palais de congres in Nancy, France

Trees incorporated into urban environments have both ecological and social values which help sustain public health and well being. What is not known is how resilient urban trees are to the challenges, including climate change, of the 21st century. If... Read More about The resilience of urban trees.

Avian population dynamics and human induced change in an urban environment (2010)
Journal Article
James, P., Norman, D., & Clarke, J. (2010). Avian population dynamics and human induced change in an urban environment. Urban Ecosystems, 13(4), 499-515. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-010-0132-9

The predominantly urban boroughs of Warrington and Halton straddle the river Mersey in northwest England. Since the 1970s there has been a major change in land-use associated with both innovative town design and the decline of manufacturing and chemi... Read More about Avian population dynamics and human induced change in an urban environment.

The resilience of urban green infrastructure: a case study of Runcorn, UK (2010)
Presentation / Conference
Wallbank, N., & James, P. (2010, June). The resilience of urban green infrastructure: a case study of Runcorn, UK. Presented at Urban green space postgraduate colloquium, Leeds Metropolitan University

Vegetation incorporated into urban environments has an ecological and a social value which helps sustain public health and well being. What is not known is how resilient urban vegetation is. If urban vegetation is likely to change over time then this... Read More about The resilience of urban green infrastructure: a case study of Runcorn, UK.

Making biodiversity measures accessible to non-specialists: An innovative method for rapid assessment of urban biodiversity (2010)
Journal Article
Tzoulas, K., & James, P. (2010). Making biodiversity measures accessible to non-specialists: An innovative method for rapid assessment of urban biodiversity. Urban Ecosystems, 13(1), 113-127. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11252-009-0107-x

Urban biodiversity studies provide important inputs to studying the interactions between human societies and ecological systems. However, existing urban biodiversity methods are time intensive and/or too complex for the purposes of rapid biodiversity... Read More about Making biodiversity measures accessible to non-specialists: An innovative method for rapid assessment of urban biodiversity.

Peoples’ use of, and concerns about, green space networks: A case study of Birchwood, Warrington New Town, UK (2010)
Journal Article
Tzoulas, K., & James, P. (2010). Peoples’ use of, and concerns about, green space networks: A case study of Birchwood, Warrington New Town, UK. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening, 9(2), 121-128. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ufug.2009.12.001

Cultural services provided by green space networks and in particular leisure and recreational opportunities are central to the quality of life of those living in urban areas. However, the literature concerned with green space networks has mainly focu... Read More about Peoples’ use of, and concerns about, green space networks: A case study of Birchwood, Warrington New Town, UK.

The role of privately owned sports related green spaces in urban ecological frameworks (2009)
Book Chapter
James, P., & Gardner, E. (2009). The role of privately owned sports related green spaces in urban ecological frameworks. In P. Clark, M. Niemi, & J. Niemela (Eds.), Sport, recreation and green space in the European city (161-170). Helsinki: SKS Kirjat. https://doi.org/10.21435/sfh.16

An ecological framework seeks to maintain ecological processes in the wider landscape and to conserve ecosystems, habitats, species, genetic diversity, and landscapes of importance. As greater attention is paid to ecological frameworks and in part... Read More about The role of privately owned sports related green spaces in urban ecological frameworks.

An uncertain future for urban woodlots (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Wallbank, N., & James, P. (2009, September). An uncertain future for urban woodlots. Presented at 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology, Prague, Czech Republic

Pond networks in an urban context (2009)
Presentation / Conference
Gledhill, D., & James, P. (2009, September). Pond networks in an urban context. Poster presented at 2nd European Congress of Conservation Biology, Prague, Czech Republic