Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Determining the suitability of functional landscapes and wildlife corridors utilizing conservation GIS methods in Denton County, Texas
by Sales, Joshua, M.S., University of North Texas, 2007, 145; 1449625
Abstract (Summary)

Denton County's unique cultural and natural landscape has undergone dramatic transformations during the past two centuries due to agricultural, urban and suburban processes which accelerated the loss and removal of native habitat and wildlife. This research sought out to identify the remaining natural areas which retain their natural features and support wildlife. Research methodology included fundamental principles of Conservation Planning, Geographical Information Systems, and Habitat Evaluation Procedures for identifying remnant functional landscapes and wildlife corridors. The final results suggest that Denton County's rural landscape retains the functional properties and elements suitable for habitat conservation and wildlife corridors, while also pointing to the fundamental obstacles to conservation posed by continued growth and private landownership.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Dong, Pinliang
School: University of North Texas
School Location: United States -- Texas
Source: MAI 46/03M, Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Geography, Forestry, Urban planning, Area planning & development
Publication Number: 1449625
ISBN: 978-0-549-35076-7
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