Principles of Ecological Landscape Design

Authors: Beck, Travis

  • With the increased focus on landscapes in rating systems (LEED Sustainable Sites), there is great demand for a guide that takes ecological concepts and explains to a design audience how the concepts can be applied
  • Visually appealing and thoughtfully presented, the author presents important ecological concepts followed immediately by a design application of the concept
  • The author is a Landscape and Gardens Project Manager with the New York Botanical Garden who has experience in both ecology and design
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About this book

Today, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes—from public parks to backyards—to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. With Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, Travis Beck gives professionals and students the first book to translate the science of ecology into design practice.

This groundbreaking work explains key ecological concepts and their application to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. It covers topics from biogeography and plant selection to global change. Beck draws on real world cases where professionals have put ecological principles to use in the built landscape.

For constructed landscapes to perform as we need them to, we must get their underlying ecology right. Principles of Ecological Landscape Design provides the tools to do just that.

About the authors

Travis Beck is Landscape and Gardens Project Manager with the New York Botanical Garden. He is a registered landscape architect and LEED Accredited Professional with a Master’s degree in horticulture from The Ohio State University. The author's website is http://ecologyanddesign.com/.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Right Plant, Right Place: Biogeography and Plant Selection

    Beck, Travis

    Pages 1-5

  • Right Plant, Right Place: Biogeography and Plant Selection

    Beck, Travis

    Pages 7-31

  • Beyond Massing: Working with Plant Populations and Communities

    Beck, Travis

    Pages 33-63

  • The Struggle for Coexistence: On Competition and Assembling Tight Communities

    Beck, Travis

    Pages 65-88

  • Complex Creations: Designing and Managing Ecosystems

    Beck, Travis

    Pages 89-106

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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Principles of Ecological Landscape Design
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Island Press/Center for Resource Economics
Copyright Holder
Travis Beck
eBook ISBN
978-1-61091-199-3
DOI
10.5822/978-1-61091-199-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 280
Number of Illustrations and Tables
75 b/w illustrations
Topics