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dc.contributor.authorTurner, Megan Nicole
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores Michael Rosenzweig’s concept of reconciliation ecology to advocate for including native wildlife as stakeholders in urban design to activate public spaces for conservation. The thesis begins with a brief review of biodiversity conservation within conservation biology, a field focused on species needs, and landscape architecture, a profession driven to improve the human environment. Guided by a select review of existing frameworks for conservation design, and a synthesis of urban wildlife habitat program guidelines, the thesis proposes a preliminary framework for reconciliation ecology site design that includes species within site programming. The framework identifies opportunities for habitat within existing landscape types, with their embedded cultural values, based on the life cycle habitat requirements of wildlife species. Projective design then applies the framework to a public park in Burlington, Vermont, for a focal species, the little brown bat (Myotis lucifugus). The selected site responds to Rosenzweig’s call to include species in habitats where humans “live, work and play.” reconciliation ecology; little brown bat; urban design; biodiversity; Vermont
dc.subjectreconciliation ecology
dc.subjectlittle brown bat
dc.subjecturban design
dc.titleFramework for reconciliation:
dc.title.alternativeadapting an urban park to welcome little brown bats (myotis lucifugus)
dc.description.departmentCollege of Environment and Design
dc.description.majorLandscape Architecture
dc.description.advisorEric MacDonald
dc.description.committeeEric MacDonald
dc.description.committeeJ. Paul White
dc.description.committeeRosanna Rivero
dc.description.committeeJon Calabria

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