A new article has recently been published in the Journal of Environmental Monitoring and Assessment entitled “Urban ecosystem services delivered by green open spaces: an example from Nicosia City in North Cyprus”.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the major urban ecosystem services delivered by a number of green open spaces (e.g. home garden, park, and square) and their contributions to the components of human wellbeing in four selected sites located in the city of Nicosia, Cyprus.
The objectives of the study were to map the dominant green open spaces in the selected sites, to identify the plant species cultivated in the green open spaces, and to evaluate the major urban ecosystem services delivered by the green open spaces and their contributions to the components of human wellbeing.
The results of the study revealed that plant diversity is the main criterion that influences the degree of urban ecosystem services. Finally, the identification and assessment of urban ecosystem services can help policy-makers and planners to design more effective policies in terms of building resilient cities and societies in the city of Nicosia and elsewhere.
You can get the full article here.