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Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium on the History of Landscape Architecture #34: Designing Wildlife Habitats

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The vision of a garden shared peacefully by humans and animals is a familiar, but elusive, landscape trope. Whether threatened by habitat destruction or climate change, displaced by urbanization or invasive species, poisoned by industrial toxins, or hunted to extinction, many wild animals have failed to thrive in the company of people. There is growing scientific consensus that we are in the midst of the sixth great extinction in earth history--and the first caused by human activities.

What agency can landscape architects and garden designers have in conserving or restoring wildlife diversity? Designing Wildlife Habitats gathers essays by designers, scientists, and historians to explore how they might better collaborate to promote zoological biodiversity and how scientific ambitions might be expressed in culturally significant and historically informed design. Established conservation practices within ecology have begun to shape landscape architecture, and current initiatives in ecosystem services, restoration ecology, and designer-generated ecological experiments provide an enlarged role for landscape architects in the creation of productive habitats. Design has become increasingly instrumental to both the appearance and the ecological function of landscapes.

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Whether threatened by habitat destruction or climate change, many wild animals have failed to thrive in the company of humans. The essays in Designing Wildlife Habitats explore how landscape architects and garden designers are drawing on the insights and practices of conservation ecology to create productive ecosystems and promote biodiversity.

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John Beardsley is Director of Garden and Landscape Studies, Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection.

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ISBN:
9780884023852
Author:
Beardsley, John (edt)
Publisher:
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library & Collection
Author:
Michael R. Van Valkenburgh
Author:
Woltz, Thomas L.
Author:
Naeem, Shahid
Author:
Calis, B. Deniz
Author:
Ritvo, Harriet
Author:
id Naeem
Author:
Handel, Steven N.
Author:
Carruthers, Jane
Author:
Beardsley, John
Author:
Green, Stuart
Author:
Shah
Author:
Felson, Alexander J.
Author:
Ginsberg, Joshua R.
Author:
Yu, Kongjian
Author:
Hill, Kristina
Author:
Krech, Shepard
Author:
Van Valkenburgh, Michael R.
Location:
Cambridge
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Gardening-Garden Structure
Subject:
GARDENING / Garden Design
Subject:
NATURE / Ecology
Subject:
NATURE / Ecosystems & Habitats / General
Subject:
Nature - Environmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
NATURE / Env
Subject:
ironmental Conservation & Protection
Subject:
GARDENING / Garden Desi
Subject:
GN
Copyright:
Series:
Dumbarton Oaks Colloquium Series in the History of Landscape Architecture
Series Volume:
34
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
85 color photos, 41 color illustrations,
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11 x 9 in

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Home and Garden » Gardening » Garden Structure
Home and Garden » Gardening » Landscape and Design
Science and Mathematics » Environmental Studies » Environment

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