Nature in cities is essential both to species conservation and to provide fulfilling environments for people. But natural spaces in urban places require management, both the protect species and to maintain human health. Research on urban nature often involves those species that can persist within a city and in urban fragments. It also includes the urban forest, which is not necessarily natural, but provides valuable habitat for wildlife and irreplaceable ecosystems services.
Lee, S. J, T. Longcore, C. Rich, and J. P. Wilson. 2017. Increased home size and hardscape decreases urban forest cover in Los Angeles County’s single-family residential neighborhoods. Urban Forestry and Urban Greening 24:222-235.
Longcore, T., and P. A. Smith. 2013. On avian mortality associated with human activities [guest editorial]. Avian Conservation and Ecology 8(2):1.
Newell, J. P., M. Seymour, T. Yee, J. Renteria, T. Longcore, and J. R. Wolch. 2013. Green alleys: planning for a sustainable urban infrastructure? Cities 31:144-155.
Longcore, T. 2012. No-kill movement means death for birds. Bird Calls 16(3):3.
Wolch, J. R., T. Longcore, and J. P. Wilson. 2012. Unpaving paradise: the Green Visions Plan. Pages 230–239 in D. Sloane (ed.). Planning Los Angeles. APA Planners Press.
Bartos, M., S. Dao, D. Douk, S. Falzone, E. Gumerlock, S. Hoekstra, K. Kelly-Reif, D. Mori, C. Tang, C. Vasquez, J. Ward, S. Young, A. Morzillo, S.P.D. Riley, and T. Longcore. 2012. Use of anticoagulant rodenticides in single-family neighborhoods along an urban-wildland interface in California. Cities and the Environment 4(1):art12.
Longcore, T., C. Rich, and L. M. Sullivan. 2009. Critical assessment of claims regarding management of feral cats by trap–neuter–return. Conservation Biology 23(4):887-894.
Longcore, T., C. Rich, and D. Müller-Schwarze. 2007. Management by assertion: beavers and songbirds at Lake Skinner (Riverside County, California). Environmental Management 39:460–471.
Longcore, T. 2006. Prioritizing multiple-benefit watershed projects: dollars or sense? Watershed Wise 10(2):6–7.
Longcore, T. 2006. Ecological effects of fuel management practices around residential development [sidebar]. Pages 527–528 in N. G. Sugihara, J. W. van Wagtendonk, K. E. Shaffer, J. Fites-Kaufman, and A. E. Thode (eds.), Fire in California’s ecosystems. University of California Press, Berkeley.
Longcore, T., C. Li, and J. P. Wilson. 2004. Applicability of CITYgreen urban ecosystem analysis software to a dense urban neighborhood. Urban Geography 25(2):173–186.
Longcore, T.. 2003. Ecological effects of fuel modification on arthropods and other wildlife in an urbanizing wildland. Pp. 111–117 in Galley, K.E.M., R.C. Klinger, and N.G. Suguihara (eds.). Proceedings of Fire Conference 2000: The First National Congress on Fire Ecology, Prevention, and Management. Miscellaneous Publication No. 13, Tall Timbers Research Station, Tallahassee, Florida.
Longcore, T., K. Fitzpatrick, and M. Phelan. 2001. Assessment of Los Angeles Department of Water and Power Cool Schools Tree Planting Program. Univeristy of Southern California Sustainable Cities Program, Los Angeles. 13 pp.
Longcore, T. 2003. Terrestrial arthropods as indicators of restoration success in coastal sage scrub (California, U.S.A.). Restoration Ecology 11(4):397–409.
Mattoni, R., T. Longcore, and V. Novotny. 2000. Arthropod monitoring for fine-scale habitat analysis: a case study of the El Segundo sand dunes. Environmental Management 25(4):445-452.
Longcore, T., R. Mattoni, G. Pratt, and C. Rich. 2000. On the perils of ecological restoration: lessons from the El Segundo blue butterfly. Pp. 281-286 in Keeley, J., M. Baer-Keeley, and C. J. Fotheringham, eds. 2nd Interface Between Ecology and Land Development in California, U.S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 00-62, Sacramento, CA.