Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/294839
Title:
Theory and Design Considerations of a Saline Ecological Landscape: A constructive method to reduce brine waste volume
Author:
Bresdin, Cylphine
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture, and 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 or the department.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture Master's Theses and Reports collections. For more information about items in this collection, please contact the UA Campus Repository at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.
Abstract:
Pertinent abiotic and biotic factors and their interdependencies necessary to comprehend the ecology of saline systems are investigated and evaluated. A designed saline ecosystem is proposed as a constructive method to reduce waste volume. Landscape pattern is investigated as the vehicle for an evapotranspiration induced directional saline gradient. A demonstration site is used to explore conceptual design application of the idea of ecosystem pattern consisting of a linear sequence of ecotopes, each displaying its own ecological community in relation to salinity range and site context. Biota is relinquished to self-organization. Potential for research use of the ecosystem is illustrated.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
brine waste; ecosystem design; ecotope pattern; halophiles; halophytes; landscape ecology; saline system; saline waste water; tidal marsh design
Degree Name:
MLA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Landscape Architecture; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleTheory and Design Considerations of a Saline Ecological Landscape: A constructive method to reduce brine waste volumeen_US
dc.contributor.authorBresdin, Cylphineen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture, and 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 or the department.en_US
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture Master's Theses and Reports collections. For more information about items in this collection, please contact the UA Campus Repository at repository@u.library.arizona.edu.en_US
dc.description.abstractPertinent abiotic and biotic factors and their interdependencies necessary to comprehend the ecology of saline systems are investigated and evaluated. A designed saline ecosystem is proposed as a constructive method to reduce waste volume. Landscape pattern is investigated as the vehicle for an evapotranspiration induced directional saline gradient. A demonstration site is used to explore conceptual design application of the idea of ecosystem pattern consisting of a linear sequence of ecotopes, each displaying its own ecological community in relation to salinity range and site context. Biota is relinquished to self-organization. Potential for research use of the ecosystem is illustrated.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectbrine wasteen_US
dc.subjectecosystem designen_US
dc.subjectecotope patternen_US
dc.subjecthalophilesen_US
dc.subjecthalophytesen_US
dc.subjectlandscape ecologyen_US
dc.subjectsaline systemen_US
dc.subjectsaline waste wateren_US
dc.subjecttidal marsh designen_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.committeememberGlenn, Eden_US
dc.contributor.committeememberScott, Bethen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBlazquez, Oscaren_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/294839-
All Items in UA Campus Repository are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.