Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193295
Title:
Documenting Deforestation at Sidd al-Ahmar, Petra Region, Jordan
Author:
Addison, Erin Heather
Issue Date:
2006
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This study documented the decline of the forests of the Petra Region of Jordan, as represented at Sidd al-Ahmar, within the Petra Archaeological Park. Biogeographical and anthropological methods were employed to explore the history of the forests. Archaeology and historical narratives provided a portrait of the study area from prehistory to the early 20th century. Aerial surveys from 1924 and 2002 were analyzed to quantify changes in forest cover. Mapping and inventory of indicator species measured short-term change between 2003 and 2006. Interviews, field observation and participant observation in the tourist industry provided a socio-cultural context for quantitative analysis and for recommendations for remediation of pressures on the remaining forest. The research documents a 58% decline in tree cover between 1924-2002, and a decline of 4.23% between 2003-2006. The conclusions question concepts such as "landscape integrity" and the usefulness of non-interventionist ideology in an historic and rapidly changing region.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
deforestation; landscape design; desertification; biogeography; Petra; Jordan
Degree Name:
MLA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Landscape Architecture; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Livingston, Margaret

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleDocumenting Deforestation at Sidd al-Ahmar, Petra Region, Jordanen_US
dc.creatorAddison, Erin Heatheren_US
dc.contributor.authorAddison, Erin Heatheren_US
dc.date.issued2006en_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.abstractThis study documented the decline of the forests of the Petra Region of Jordan, as represented at Sidd al-Ahmar, within the Petra Archaeological Park. Biogeographical and anthropological methods were employed to explore the history of the forests. Archaeology and historical narratives provided a portrait of the study area from prehistory to the early 20th century. Aerial surveys from 1924 and 2002 were analyzed to quantify changes in forest cover. Mapping and inventory of indicator species measured short-term change between 2003 and 2006. Interviews, field observation and participant observation in the tourist industry provided a socio-cultural context for quantitative analysis and for recommendations for remediation of pressures on the remaining forest. The research documents a 58% decline in tree cover between 1924-2002, and a decline of 4.23% between 2003-2006. The conclusions question concepts such as "landscape integrity" and the usefulness of non-interventionist ideology in an historic and rapidly changing region.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectdeforestationen_US
dc.subjectlandscape designen_US
dc.subjectdesertificationen_US
dc.subjectbiogeographyen_US
dc.subjectPetraen_US
dc.subjectJordanen_US
thesis.degree.nameMLAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineLandscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairLivingston, Margareten_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKim, Mintaien_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBlazquez, Oscaren_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHasanat, Majeden_US
dc.identifier.proquest1794en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659746557en_US
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