2021

Variations in urban forest allergy potential among cities and land uses

Highlights Natural forests composition can have a substantial impact on pollen allergenicity in cities. Cities developed within Pinaceae forests tend to have lower allergenic potential. Forests/open spaces had slightly higher allergenic potential than developed areas. On average, less than 10 % of city leaf area is within the lowest allergenic class. Abstract Tree pollen with allergenic potential

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Can aggregated patterns of urban woody vegetation cover promote greater species diversity, richness and abundance of native birds?

Rapid urban growth poses the global challenge of mitigating urbanization impacts on biodiversity. The amount and spatial arrangement of vegetation could help managers and urban planners improve habitat conditions for fauna; however, whether aggregated patterns of trees and shrubs promote greater diversity of wildlife in urban areas remains poorly understood…

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Uncertainty of solar radiation in urban canyons propagates to indoor thermo-visual comfort

Highlights Uncertainty is propagated into detailed models of urban canyon. A hybrid approach is used for uncertainty treatment of solar radiation. Trees’ transparency values are often imprecise and require possibilistic treatment. Ignoring canyon complexities can misinform on the indoor comfort status. A new method is proposed for assessing thermo-visual comfort under uncertainty. Abstract The incident solar

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