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Ecological Connectivity Assessment and Urban Dimensions: A Case of Phoenix Metropolitan Landscape

Abstract This study addresses the landscape connectivity pattern at two different scales. The county-level analysis aims to understand how urban ecosystem structure is likely to evolve in response to the proposed development plans in Maricopa County, Arizona. To identify the spatio-temporal land pattern change, six key landscape metrics were quantified in relative to the urban development scenarios based on the certainty of the proposed urban plans with different level of urban footprints. The effects of future development plans from municipalities on landscape connectivity were then analyzed in the scaled temporal and spatial frame to identify in which urban condition the connectivity value would most likely to decrease. The results demonstrated th... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Park, Sohyun (Author) / Cook, Edward (Advisor) / Crewe, Katherine (Committee member) / Wu, Jianguo (Jingle) (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Land Use Planning / Ecology / Regional Studies / Fragmentation / Landscape Connectivity / Landscape Ecology / Landscape Planning / Landscape Sustainability / Phoenix
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 220 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Environmental Design and Planning 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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