Ecological design with respect to the environment of large-scale marina developments in Queensland
Lavery, Hugh, Lee, Gini, & Sandercoe, Carolyn S. (2011) Ecological design with respect to the environment of large-scale marina developments in Queensland. Queensland Environmental Practice Reporter, 17(77), pp. 135-155.
Ecological principles have been employed to assist in the sustainability of a suite of 'gateway' marinas currently being developed in Queensland. Tasks included (a) location and fostering of core remnant native vegetation areas, (b) understanding the dynamic patterns of region behaviour using the ecological strategies employed by key flora and fauna species, (c) promoting those native wildlife species best characterising the region, and (d) allocating management actions along elongated buffer zones to the catchment headwaters (rather than only peripheral to the property). The design of infrastructure and its relationship to sustainable landscape development is lacking such a response int eh planning and detailing of new marinas. This paper distinguishes between the practice of landscape ecology and the design of ecological landscapes, offering examples of the principles of the latter in support of the concept of ecological landscape practice.
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|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Keywords:||whole of catchment, landscape design, ecological design, sustainable development|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ECOLOGICAL APPLICATIONS (050100) > Landscape Ecology (050104)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES (050000) > ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT (050200) > Environmental Management (050205)
|Divisions:||Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 2011 Please consult the authors|
|Deposited On:||27 Mar 2014 04:05|
|Last Modified:||08 Apr 2014 01:13|
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