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The Presettlement Piedmont Savanna - A Model For Landscape Design and Management - Philip Juras 1997 (pdf format)
Table of Contents - Chapters: One - Two - Three - Four - Five - Six - Seven - Eight - Works Cited - Appendices: A - B - C - D - E

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The Presettlement Piedmont Savanna: A Model For Landscape Design and Management
Masters Thesis in Landscape Architecture
University of Georgia 1997
Philip Juras

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Title Page, Thesis Committee, and Acknowledgements
 
Chapter I Introduction
 

Description of Topic

 

Methods

 

Application

 

Need For Research

   
Chapter II The Savanna
 

World Wide

 

The Eastern North American Savanna

   
Chapter III Savanna Landscape Preference
 

Bioevolutionary Preference

 

Prospect Refuge Theory

 

Environmental Preference from Kaplan and Kaplan

 

Other Preference Studies

   
Chapter IV Piedmont Savanna History
 

The Unbroken Forest Myth

 

Piedmont Savanna Ecological History

   
Chapter V Presettlement Piedmont Savanna Ecology
 

Savanna Distribution and Function.

 

Disturbance Mechanisms

 

Species Composition

   
Chapter VI Visual Characteristics of The Piedmont Savanna
 

Aesthetic Perspectives

 

Patterns and Structure

 

Other Visual Characteristics

   
Chapter VII Design, Restoration, and Management of a Piedmont Savanna
 

Introduction

 

Restoration Design

 

Management Considerations

   
Chapter VIII Conclusions
   
Works Cited
   
Appendix A
 

Presettlement Forest Composition

   
Appendix B
 

Potential Piedmont Savanna "Herbage" Noted By Bartram

   
Appendix C
 

Herb Layer Species of a Xeric Hardpan Forest

 

Herb Layer Species of a Diabase Glade

 

Herb Layer Species of an Ultramaphic Outcrop Barren

 

Herb Layer Species of a Mesic Pine Flatwoods

 

Herb Layer Species of the Black Belt Prairie

   
Appendix D
 

Burning Meadow Potential Herb Layer Species List

   
Appendix E
 

Potential Tree Species of the Piedmont Savanna

 

 
List of Figures:
   
1.1 Suburban pine savanna
   
2.1 Southeastern grasslands also showing Piedmont
   
3.1 Preference framework table
3.2 Savanna elements illustrating coherence
3.3 Savanna elements illustrating complexity
3.4 Savanna landscape illustrating mystery
3.5 Savanna landscape illustrating legibility
   
5.1 Areas traversed by Piedmont explorers
5.2 "Map of Bethania Tract, 1766"
5.3 Patterns of Missouri prairies and woodlands
5.4 Distribution of Alfisols in the Piedmont
5.5 Piedmont distribution of high shrink-swell soils
5.6 Presettlement species composition and change table
   
6.1 Oak savanna
6.2 Pine savanna
6.3 Burkes mountain savanna
6.4 Post oak savanna
6.5 Aerial photos of Burkes mountain
6.6 Vegetation canopy distribution table
6.7 Vegetation canopy distribution illustration
6.8 Vegetation structure section
6.9 16 canopies just touching
6.10 Grove
6.11 Prairie showing drifts in herb layer
6.12 Savanna tree forms
6.13 Dark trunks and backlit grass
6.14 Presettlement Piedmont post oak savanna scene
6.15 Presettlement Piedmont lowland savanna scene
6.16 Presettlement Piedmont "prairie" scene
   
7.1 Site of "Burning Meadow" at the SC Botanical Garden
7.2 Site inventory
7.3 Mass space plan
7.4 Planting plan
7.5 Management units plan
   
  Cover Illustration

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The Presettlement Piedmont Savanna - A Model For Landscape Design and Management - Philip Juras 1997
Table of Contents - Chapters: One - Two - Three - Four - Five - Six - Seven - Eight - Works Cited - Appendices: A - B - C - D - E