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dc.contributor.supervisor McLachlan, Stéphane (Environment and Geography) en
dc.contributor.author Mutch, Paul D.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-26T13:12:45Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-26T13:12:45Z
dc.date.issued 2007-10-26T13:12:45Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2944
dc.description.abstract Tallgrass prairie restoration is an important conservation activity in rural areas. However, little is known about prairie restoration in urban environments. The overall objective of this study was to characterize and better understand urban prairie restoration. This was carried out through an examination of 29 restoration sites within Winnipeg, Manitoba. The results indicated that actively restored urban prairies were successful and high in diversity. Multiple attributes of the restorations were examined as indicators of success including vegetation, the propagule bank and insects. However, not all attributes delivered equivocal results. This suggests that multiple measures should be used to assess a restoration site. Anthropogenic and biophysical variables were found to influence vegetation of the restorations equally, highlighting the importance of incorporating a human component in urban ecological research. These urban restorations were seen to surpass larger rural restorations in quality; thus, efforts should be made to increase their prevalence. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
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dc.subject Urban ecosystems en
dc.subject Restoration en
dc.subject Tallgrass prairie en
dc.subject Success en
dc.subject Species diversity en
dc.subject Grasslands en
dc.subject Floristic quality en
dc.subject Variation partitioning en
dc.subject Propagule bank en
dc.subject Orthoptera en
dc.subject Grasshoppers en
dc.subject Management en
dc.title Assessment of small scale tallgrass prairie restoration in an urban environment en
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.type master thesis en_US
dc.degree.discipline Environment and Geography en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Hunter, Kristina (Environment and Geography) McLachlan, Ted (Landscape architecture) Roughley, Robert (Entomology) Morgan, John (Prairie Habitats Inc.) en
dc.degree.level Master of Environment (M.Env.) en
dc.description.note February 2008 en


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