Urban ecology is a relatively new discipline, but it has already generated books, specialized journals where research in the field can be reported, and several organizations devoted to the field. The following is a very short list of publications and web sites where more information about urban ecology can be found:


  1. Adams, C.E. and K.J Lindsey 2009. Urban Wildlife Management, 2nd ed. CRC Press, Boca Raton.
  2. Alberti, M. 2008. Advances in Urban Ecology: Integrating Humans and Ecological Processes in Urban Ecosystems. Springer, Amsterdam.
  3. Carreiro, M.M., Y. Song and J. Wu (eds.) 2007. Ecology, Planning, and Management of Urban Forests: International Perspective. Springer, Amsterdam.
  4. Douglas, I., D. Goode, M. Houck and R. Wang 2011. The Routledge Handbook of Urban Ecology. Routledge, New York.
  5. Gaston, K.J. (ed.) 2010. Urban Ecology. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge.
  6. Gehrt, S.D., Riley, S.P.D, and Cypher, B.L. (eds.) 2010. Urban Carnivores: Ecology, Conflict, and Conservation. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.
  7. Mitchell, J.C., R. E. Jung Brown, B. Bartholomew (eds.) Urban Herpetology. Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles, Salt Lake City.
  8. Niemela, J., J. H. Breuste , G.Guntenspergen, N. E. McIntyre, T. Elmqvist, P. James 2011. Urban Ecology: Patterns, Processes, and Applications. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
  9. Shulenberger, E., W. Endlicher, M. Alberti, G. Bradley, C. Ryan, C. ZumBrunnen, U. Simon, and J. Marzluff (eds.) 2008. Urban Ecology: An International Perspective on the Interaction Between Humans and Nature. Springer, Amsterdam.
  10. Werner, N. and J.G. Kelcey 2010. Urban Biodiversity and Design. John Wiley & Sons, Oxford.


  1. Urban Ecosystems
  2. Urban Habitats: An Electronic Journal on the Biology of Urban Habitat Areas around the World


  1. Center for Urban Ecology, Butler University
  2. CUES Center for Urban Ecology and Sustainability – University of Minnesota
  3. ERF: A Suburban Ecology Field Station - University of Kentucky
  4. Hixon Center for Urban Ecology – Yale University
  5. National Park Service Center for Urban Ecology
  6. Nurture New York's Nature
  7. Urban Ecology Institute
  8. Urban Ecology Research Laboratory, University of Washington