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Synopsis:

Today, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes—from public parks to backyards—to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. With Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, Travis Beck gives professionals and students the first book to translate the science of ecology into design practice. 

This groundbreaking work explains key ecological concepts and their application to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. It covers topics from biogeography and plant selection to global change. Beck draws on real world cases where professionals have put ecological principles to use in the built landscape.

For constructed landscapes to perform as we need them to, we must get their underlying ecology right. Principles of Ecological Landscape Design provides the tools to do just that.

About the Author

Travis Beck is Landscape and Gardens Project Manager with the New York Botanical Garden. He is a registered landscape architect and LEED Accredited Professional with a Masters degree in horticulture from The Ohio State University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword

Introduction

 

Chapter 1. Right Plant, Right Place: Biogeography and Plant Selection

Chapter 2. Beyond Massing: Working with Plant Populations and Communities

Chapter 3. The Struggle for Coexistence: On Competition and Assembling Tight Communities

Chapter 4. Complex Creations: Designing and Managing Ecosystems

Chapter 5. Maintaining the World as We Know It: Biodiversity for High-functioning Landscapes

Chapter 6. The Stuff of Life: Promoting Living Soils and Healthy Waters

Chapter 7. The Birds and the Bees: Integrating Other Organisms

Chapter 8. When Lightning Strikes: Counting on Disturbance, Planning for Succession

Chapter 9. An Ever-shifting Mosaic: Landscape Ecology Applied

Chapter 10. No Time Like the Present: Creating Landscapes for an Era of Global Change

 

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9781597267021
Author:
Beck, Travis
Publisher:
Island Press
Author:
Franklin, Carol
Subject:
Landscape
Subject:
Architecture-Landscape Architecture
Edition Description:
Paperback
Publication Date:
20130201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
296
Dimensions:
10 x 8.5 in

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Today, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes—from public parks to backyards—to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. With Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, Travis Beck gives professionals and students the first book to translate the science of ecology into design practice. 

This groundbreaking work explains key ecological concepts and their application to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. It covers topics from biogeography and plant selection to global change. Beck draws on real world cases where professionals have put ecological principles to use in the built landscape.

For constructed landscapes to perform as we need them to, we must get their underlying ecology right. Principles of Ecological Landscape Design provides the tools to do just that.

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