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The Influence of Adaptive Management Practices on the Success of Ecological Landscapes in Southern Ontario: Lessons for Landscape Architecture

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dc.contributor.advisor Landman, Karen
dc.contributor.author Trendle, Chelsey
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-08T15:44:50Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-08T15:44:50Z
dc.date.copyright 2016-05
dc.date.created 2017-05-04
dc.date.issued 2017-05-08
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/10412
dc.description.abstract Ecological design projects face many challenges in intensively modified landscapes that threaten the long-term integrity of natural systems. Intensification of surrounding land uses and increasing recreational pressures present numerous obstacles for conservation land managers. This research investigates the existing land management strategies of public and private agencies in Southern Ontario. The goal is to determine how adaptive management and ecological design principles contribute to the long-term success of conservation and habitat enhancement projects in intensively modified landscapes. Six case studies form the basis of this investigation; a review of existing management plans and semi-structured interviews inform a comparative analysis of current land management regimes. Results are used to determine how metrics for land management, informed by ecological design goals, contribute to the adaptive management process and the ability of landscape architects to achieve long-term success in their ecological design projects. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject adaptive management en_US
dc.subject ecological design en_US
dc.subject ecological landscapes en_US
dc.subject land management en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.title The Influence of Adaptive Management Practices on the Success of Ecological Landscapes in Southern Ontario: Lessons for Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Landscape Architecture en_US
dc.degree.department School of Environmental Design and Rural Development en_US
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