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Nearly all of the Atlantic shore is characterized by barrier islands:

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An island planning map is based on a transect of a barrier island as shown in this schematic diagram below:

BArrier Dune System
Archie Carr, A Florida Naturalist

Buffers, what are vegetational screens?

Charette, what is the purpose of a design process; what is it and how is it used?

Civilization and the Biosphere, Vaclav Smil's ideas

Clean-up Costs, the hidden expenses of ecological services

Carrying capacity compared to assimilative capacity

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Back Bay, Boston
Biological diversity explained in detail.

Back dune details

From ocean to the bay or inter coastal water way side of the island.

Oceanside-------secondary dune line---------maritme forest--------tidelands---BAY

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Beaches are made for walkers


Causes for the loss of salt marshes along the Chesapeake Bay:

Salt marsh photo Salt marsh significance
Easily damaged, degraded, or destroyed, salt marshes are nurseries for fish & birds. Categorizing the causes for loss.

Ecological Problem Solving

California Water Case: The Klamath River
Carbon dioxide as a critical control element, Carbon, the central importance of

Demographic index to related information on population.
Design matters of, social constraints
Design, ecological principles of

Design, dimensions of
Design, humans and dumb designs

Design, what to look for

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Edward O. Wilson, The Future of Life
Ecolate living, what it means
Ecological biotic community: examined and defined
Ecological Design, elements of
Ecological integrity
Ecological Problem Solving
Ecological subjects connected at this location; three laws
Ecological Thought, development of 1850-1975
Ecological values and landscape

Ecological versus economic values

Ecology human
Ecology used as a model of related and integrated parts :
Ecology, definition of criteria for thinking.
Ecology, water

Ecosystem Services
Edge of the Sea, an essay on Rachel Carson's book

Energy an ecological approach
Environmental Design criteria
Evaluating designs; What to look for in a good design?

Evaluating environmental design
Evidence, most recent, on global warming
Externality defined
Externality, explaining true cost accounting

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Feedback is defined and examples of how it is used in my classes, explained.
Florida Land types
Florida Trees listed; Florida's trees and their varieties are discussed.
Forests and the importance of forestry for the health of the world, human economies and the ecosystem is explored.

Gardening, steps to
Gardens, importance of

Hurricanes, size of
Hydraulic society, water and its meaning for civilization.

Islands in the Stream
Islands in the Stream, course index

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Land, what is it?

Map, for planning a barrier island development
Marshes of the Ocean Shore, digest of key ideas.
McHarg, Ian, Design with Nature
McHarg, his Book on Design with Nature

B, C, D, E, F, G, L-M, N, P, R, S, T, U , W

Nature, Complexity of and the biological realm or sphere of life
Nature related ideas (index)
Nature's structural organization

pattern. This is a site that discusses the underlying and more obvious patterns to look for in the world we inhabit.
Pictures on the site
Places, meaning of
Population compared globally
Population momentum, discussed here in terms of what the ideas were about growth in 1966, remarks made in a Senate hearing on global population problems and some fanciful ideas on how to pay for growth.
Population Paradox: the demographic divide (NOVA)
Problem Solving
Pyramid of science as a way of knowing

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Regions, the Caribbean
Research central
Research Guide to other web sites for useful information
Research sources you can rely on
Research; reliable sources on on the Internet for you to use.

ecological revolutions

Rules of ecology; simply stated

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Site criteria for determining optimal designs
Space and density of areas, and occupancy limitations

Thames Barrier Project against sea flooding in London
Thames Watershed

Three aspects of every ecological problem

USA map of the country from a satellite image (mosaic) taken in 1990 from the USGS.
Value defined
Value table to compare competing uses
Values and landscape in an Ecological and an extended economic sense
values with respect to land

Water & hydraulics, their role in sustaining life & civilization.
What do we look for in design?
What is value?

, The Future of Life

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Attending class -- its value to you | Writing: papers | Writing Criteria: listed as a form for your to review

Writing about Science as a means to measure your critical thinking. Grade Scale, the used to Criteria interpret grades

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