Designer Living Habitats West Cornwall, Connecticut
This session explores residential landscapes and their role in addressing biodiversity loss through the lens of landscape ecology. It investigates the spread, scale, and function of residential landscapes in the United States, as well as their underemphasis in academia, the profession, and biodiversity frameworks.
Understand the significance of the biodiversity loss crisis, current efforts to address biodiversity loss, and the degree to which current efforts include the role of residential landscapes.
Articulate the prevalence, distribution, and scale of residential landscapes in the United States and how they relate to landscape ecology patterns of patches, corridors, and matrices.
Understand how residential land use in the matrix can affect the function of patches, corridors, and the overall biodiversity of a given region.
Articulate the underemphasis of residential landscapes and their design in academia, in the profession, and in biodiversity policy frameworks.