Evaluation of species establishment and revegetation practices along roadsides in Tucson, Arizona.

Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/292079
Title:
Evaluation of species establishment and revegetation practices along roadsides in Tucson, Arizona.
Author:
Campos, Rebeca Victoria
Issue Date:
2004
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:
This study evaluated the success of recently revegetated roadsides in Tucson, Arizona. The primary objectives of this study were to (1) evaluate a sample of revegetated roadsides by assessing site condition and comparing existing vegetation to the original seed mix; and (2) develop recommendations for appropriate revegetation practices for use in Tucson. Density data were collected at 20 locations using belt transects to derive species information such as origin, vegetative life-form, and invasiveness. Results indicated that the study sites had greater proportions of plant material not specified in the original construction documents than specified plant material. Of the specified species, creosote bush, desert senna, and triangle-leaf bursage had the highest rates of establishment while brittlebush, globemallow, shrubby buckwheat, and fourwing saltbush provided the most vegetative cover. Several non-specified species exhibited successful establishment on many study sites, while some species rarely or never appeared in the study area despite frequent specification.
Type:
text; Thesis-Reproduction (electronic)
Keywords:
Agriculture, Plant Culture.; Urban and Regional Planning.
Degree Name:
M.L.A.
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Graduate College; Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Livingston, Margaret

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of species establishment and revegetation practices along roadsides in Tucson, Arizona.en_US
dc.creatorCampos, Rebeca Victoriaen_US
dc.contributor.authorCampos, Rebeca Victoriaen_US
dc.date.issued2004en_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 evaluated the success of recently revegetated roadsides in Tucson, Arizona. The primary objectives of this study were to (1) evaluate a sample of revegetated roadsides by assessing site condition and comparing existing vegetation to the original seed mix; and (2) develop recommendations for appropriate revegetation practices for use in Tucson. Density data were collected at 20 locations using belt transects to derive species information such as origin, vegetative life-form, and invasiveness. Results indicated that the study sites had greater proportions of plant material not specified in the original construction documents than specified plant material. Of the specified species, creosote bush, desert senna, and triangle-leaf bursage had the highest rates of establishment while brittlebush, globemallow, shrubby buckwheat, and fourwing saltbush provided the most vegetative cover. Several non-specified species exhibited successful establishment on many study sites, while some species rarely or never appeared in the study area despite frequent specification.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeThesis-Reproduction (electronic)en_US
dc.subjectAgriculture, Plant Culture.en_US
dc.subjectUrban and Regional Planning.en_US
thesis.degree.nameM.L.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineArchitecture, Planning, and Landscape Architectureen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorLivingston, Margareten_US
dc.identifier.proquest1422478en_US
dc.identifier.bibrecord.b47210801en_US
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.