Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/186859
Title:
Protected areas and management agencies in arid landscapes.
Author:
Burmil, Shmuel.
Issue Date:
1994
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
In this dissertation, two agencies charged with the management of public protected areas in arid landscapes are analyzed for their ability to successfully execute their missions. First, the characteristics of arid landscapes are explored. Abiotic, biotic, and cultural--including perceptual--aspects of arid landscapes are considered and included in constructing the unique profile of arid landscapes. Structural and functional characteristics expected from such agencies are established based on considerations related to policy making and implementation, agency organization, and landscape characteristics. A framework for analysis of the commons is adapted for the analysis of each agency. Literature review and information obtained by surveys are used for the analysis of the agencies to fit the expected characteristics. The structure and function of the agencies are found not to fit the expected ones. Existing administrative systems are not capable of dealing with landscapes. Decision making by small local communities were proposed as an appropriate solution for ecological issues, yet are found here to be inappropriate. A model for agency structure and function that includes a combination of larger perspective with local involvement is proposed and discussed. A general model for decision making regarding protection of natural resources in arid landscapes, and its possible applicability to other landscapes and land uses, is proposed.
Type:
text; Dissertation-Reproduction (electronic)
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Renewable Natural Resources; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Zube, E. H.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleProtected areas and management agencies in arid landscapes.en_US
dc.creatorBurmil, Shmuel.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBurmil, Shmuel.en_US
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation, two agencies charged with the management of public protected areas in arid landscapes are analyzed for their ability to successfully execute their missions. First, the characteristics of arid landscapes are explored. Abiotic, biotic, and cultural--including perceptual--aspects of arid landscapes are considered and included in constructing the unique profile of arid landscapes. Structural and functional characteristics expected from such agencies are established based on considerations related to policy making and implementation, agency organization, and landscape characteristics. A framework for analysis of the commons is adapted for the analysis of each agency. Literature review and information obtained by surveys are used for the analysis of the agencies to fit the expected characteristics. The structure and function of the agencies are found not to fit the expected ones. Existing administrative systems are not capable of dealing with landscapes. Decision making by small local communities were proposed as an appropriate solution for ecological issues, yet are found here to be inappropriate. A model for agency structure and function that includes a combination of larger perspective with local involvement is proposed and discussed. A general model for decision making regarding protection of natural resources in arid landscapes, and its possible applicability to other landscapes and land uses, is proposed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeDissertation-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairZube, E. H.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberClarke, J.N.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberShaw, W.W.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberZwolinski, Malcolm J.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest9506990en_US
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