Assessment of landscape change: Considerations for conservation planning

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http://hdl.handle.net/10150/291556
Title:
Assessment of landscape change: Considerations for conservation planning
Author:
Friedman, Steven Kevin, 1953-
Issue Date:
1989
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:
Landscapes are changing environments. Conservation of the amenities associated with landscapes must take into account the tendency of a landscape to change over time. Change is considered to be influenced by both cultural land use practices and natural resource processes which act on the landscape. A technique is developed which demonstrates an approach to measure the stability of landscapes. This approach also provides a means to qualify the importance of the elements which make up the landscape, thus defining the matrix of the landscape. A case study of the San Pedro National Conservation Area is used to demonstrate the technique. Sampled at three intervals 1935, 1973 and 1986 the landscape is shown to be stable, identifying this area with intrinsic value for conservation. Landscape scale assessments are shown to be inappropriate for ecosystem scale changes.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Landscape changes -- San Pedro River Valley (Mexico and Ariz.) -- Longitudinal studies.; Land use -- San Pedro River Valley (Mexico and Ariz.) -- Planning.; Conservation of natural resources -- Planning.; Human ecology.; San Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (Ariz.)
Degree Name:
M.L.Arch.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Renewable Natural Resources
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Zube, Ervin

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dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleAssessment of landscape change: Considerations for conservation planningen_US
dc.creatorFriedman, Steven Kevin, 1953-en_US
dc.contributor.authorFriedman, Steven Kevin, 1953-en_US
dc.date.issued1989en_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.abstractLandscapes are changing environments. Conservation of the amenities associated with landscapes must take into account the tendency of a landscape to change over time. Change is considered to be influenced by both cultural land use practices and natural resource processes which act on the landscape. A technique is developed which demonstrates an approach to measure the stability of landscapes. This approach also provides a means to qualify the importance of the elements which make up the landscape, thus defining the matrix of the landscape. A case study of the San Pedro National Conservation Area is used to demonstrate the technique. Sampled at three intervals 1935, 1973 and 1986 the landscape is shown to be stable, identifying this area with intrinsic value for conservation. Landscape scale assessments are shown to be inappropriate for ecosystem scale changes.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectLandscape changes -- San Pedro River Valley (Mexico and Ariz.) -- Longitudinal studies.en_US
dc.subjectLand use -- San Pedro River Valley (Mexico and Ariz.) -- Planning.en_US
dc.subjectConservation of natural resources -- Planning.en_US
dc.subjectHuman ecology.en_US
dc.subjectSan Pedro Riparian National Conservation Area (Ariz.)en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.Arch.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineRenewable Natural Resourcesen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorZube, Ervinen_US
dc.identifier.proquest1336684en_US
dc.identifier.oclc22969734en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b17543940en_US
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