Foundations of Ecology-Based Design

Start Date
02/04/2021
End Date
02/04/2021
Description
Our opening presentation will examine the vegetative patterns and ecological processes of
spontaneous plant communities. Each characteristic will be followed by an example of its direct
incorporation into a landscape project. Processes described will include disturbance, competition,
vegetative pattern, ecological succession, and ecological stability. Ecological plant traits will include habitat fidelity, growth pattern, spatial and temporal niche, and proliferation strategies.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Project Management
Sustainable Development & Design
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
3.0
Learning Outcomes
1) Examine the ecological patterns of native plant communities and their applicability to the landscape development and enhancement.
2) Understand the ecological processes that are relevant to landscape development and enhancement including but not limited to disturbance, succession, competition, and plant proliferation strategies.
3) Apply the ecological patterns and processes described above to specific protocols for designing meadows, shrublands, woodlands, and naturalistic gardens, with a particular emphasis on those techniques that differ from traditional practice.
Instructors
Larry Weaner, FAPLD
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Course Codes
Provider
New Directions in the American Landscape


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