Determining the Suitability of Functional Landscapes and Wildlife Corridors Utilizing Conservation GIS Methods in Denton County, Texas. Metadata

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Title

  • Main Title Determining the Suitability of Functional Landscapes and Wildlife Corridors Utilizing Conservation GIS Methods in Denton County, Texas.

Creator

  • Author: Sales, Joshua
    Creator Type: Personal

Contributor

  • Chair: Dong, Pinliang
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Major Professor
  • Committee Member: Atkinson, Samuel F.
    Contributor Type: Personal
    Contributor Info: Minor Professor
  • Committee Member: Smith, Julie
    Contributor Type: Personal

Publisher

  • Name: University of North Texas
    Place of Publication: Denton, Texas

Date

  • Creation: 2007-08
  • Digitized: 2007-09-13

Language

  • English

Description

  • Content Description: 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.

Subject

  • Keyword: Conservation
  • Keyword: GIS
  • Keyword: biogeography
  • Keyword: wildlife
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Wildlife conservation -- Texas -- Denton County.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Corridors (Ecology) -- Texas -- Denton County.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Habitat (Ecology) -- Texas -- Denton County.
  • Library of Congress Subject Headings: Geographic information systems.

Collection

  • Name: UNT Theses and Dissertations
    Code: UNTETD

Institution

  • Name: UNT Libraries
    Code: UNT

Rights

  • Rights Access: public
  • Rights License: copyright
  • Rights Holder: Sales, Joshua
  • Rights Statement: Copyright is held by the author, unless otherwise noted. All rights reserved.

Resource Type

  • Thesis or Dissertation

Format

  • Text

Identifier

  • OCLC: 191674292
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc3920

Degree

  • Degree Name: Master of Science
  • Degree Level: Master's
  • Degree Discipline: Applied Geography
  • Academic Department: Department of Geography
  • Degree Grantor: University of North Texas

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