HGM vs. IBI hydrology
landscape success criteria
floristic quality Abby Rokosch
Jessen Book Siobhan Fennessy
|The issue of landscape focuses on landscape-vegetation relationships
and uses them as the basis for management of natural and disturbed ecosystems. Emphasis is placed on the conservation
and restoration of plant communities and ecosystems. In this approach, the specialization combines elements of
landscape design with the science of basic ecology. Students in this field will learn to solve environmental problems
with planning and design tools. They will also learn strategies and techniques for implementing those solutions.
There is a required internship, which typically may be served with local environmental consulting firms or public
agencies engaged in the planning, design, or implementation of deforestation, wetland mitigation, or stream restoration
work. Career paths include public and private sector employment in areas such as environmental planning, landscape
restoration, and land management.
CASE STUDY 1: A long term assessment of wetland restoration efforts comparing created and natural wetlands. (Confer and Niering, 1992; Moore, et al., 1999).
CASE STUDY 2: Restoring wetland vegetation using transplanted soil (Brown and Bedford, 1997).
CASE STUDY 3: Limited response of cordgrass (Spartina foliosa) to soil amendments in a constructed marsh. (Gibson et al., 1994)