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dc.contributor.authorBaker, Kenneth Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2015-09-19T04:30:11Z
dc.date.available2015-09-19T04:30:11Z
dc.date.issued2015-05
dc.identifier.otherbaker_kenneth_t_201505_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/baker_kenneth_t_201505_mla
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/32492
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the potential for “ruderal” vegetation to be used in a new approach to landscape design. The process of early-secondary plant succession is explored as an opportunity in the practice of naturalistic planting design within the context of Georgia Piedmont disturbed landscapes. A contemporary interpretation of picturesque aesthetic principles is synthesized to facilitate an argument for the representation and utilization of ruderal species. Ecological classifications of ruderal plant associations were established from an unpublished subset of the Natureserve (2015) database, and three corresponding landscape design typologies were developed: (1) meadow/grassland, (2) woodland, and (3) forest. Direct observation was used to identify typologies within the established aesthetic framework termed “contemporary picturesque” and photographs and drawings are presented to illustrate this empirical process. Projective design was used to test and conceptualize ruderal planting design – or successional planting. Implementation and management strategies are proposed for the broomsedge (Andropogon virginicus) ruderal grassland typology.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectspontaneous vegetation
dc.subjectplant ecology
dc.subjectruderal
dc.subjectsuccession
dc.subjectlandscape architecture
dc.subjectGeorgia Piedmont
dc.subjectpicturesque
dc.subjectsuccessional management
dc.subjectempirical research
dc.titleRuderal picturesque
dc.title.alternativeengaging the process of plant succession on the Georgia Piedmont
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMLA
dc.description.departmentSchool of Environmental Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorBrian Cook
dc.description.committeeBrian Cook
dc.description.committeeBrad Davis
dc.description.committeeElgene Box


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