Differentiating and evaluating human-induced versus climate-induced impacts on urban vegetation in Denver, CO
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Changes in vegetation patterns within cities can have detrimental environmental consequences, including increased temperatures and exacerbated water and air pollution problems which threaten human health and preservation of environmental resources. Given expected growth in urban population, and in the context of climate change, understanding how city development effects urban green spaces is important in order to combat the negative effects decreased vegetation creates within cities. While the effects of traditional open space development on vegetation are well documented, the impacts of new ...