Acta Scientific Agriculture (ASAG)(ISSN: 2581-365X)

Review Article Volume 4 Issue 2

Effect of Built Environment on Biodiversity

Manjeet Kour Arora*

PMB Gujarati Science College, Indore, India

*Corresponding Author: Manjeet Kour Arora, PMB Gujarati Science College, Indore, India.

Received: December 17, 2019; Published: January 11, 2020



  The aim of this paper is to establish a broad overview of the impact which urban areas have on biodiversity and to determine the major impacts that biodiversity loss and ecosystem degradation have and will have on the built environment. Common built environment responses to these impacts will also be studied. Regenerative design that uses the ecosystem services analysis method is proposed as a way of responding to biodiversity loss while simultaneously addressing climate change and adaption in a built environment. This is studied for potential benefits and disadvantages.

Keywords: Biodiversity; Ecology; Environment; Natural Resources



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Citation: Manjeet Kour Arora. “Effect of Built Environment on Biodiversity". Acta Scientific Agriculture 4.2 (2020): 26-28.


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