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1. Borden, Matthew A. Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics and Alternate Shrub Selection to Create More Sustainable Residential Landscapes.

Degree: MS, Entomology and Nematology, 2020, University of Florida

The effects of rapid urbanization on humanity and our environment are becoming more far-reaching. Unfortunately, these landscapes face widespread problems of disturbed soil and environmental conditions that cause plant stress, reducing their functionality and increasing the need for maintenance inputs. Further, the ecosystem service contributions of plants selected to fill these landscapes may be inadequately evaluated, losing potential to maximize benefits such as pest resistance and reduced insecticide use. We addressed these problems with two experiments. First we investigated invertebrate populations in newly-installed turfgrass lawns and found that tilling compost into the soil as a pre-plant soil mitigation treatment increased the richness of invertebrate populations and did not negatively affect populations of detritivore organisms or their effect on thatch decomposition. We also found that yaupon holly, Ilex vomitoria, and tea, Camellia sinensis, were less susceptible to a key pest, tea scale (Fiorinia theae), compared with several of their more common ornamental congeners. Further, both native shrubs tested offer superior ecosystem services when considering their pest resistance alongside known benefits to wildlife compared to a non-native, more widely planted congener, Ilex cornuta 'Dwarf Burford'. These two studies provide insights into more sustainable urbanization. ( en ) Advisors/Committee Members: Dale,Adam G (committee chair).

Subjects/Keywords: integrated-pest-management  – key-pests  – ornamentals  – resistance  – soil-amendment  – turfgrass  – urbanization

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APA (6th Edition):

Borden, M. A. (2020). Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics and Alternate Shrub Selection to Create More Sustainable Residential Landscapes. (Masters Thesis). University of Florida. Retrieved from https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0056473

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Borden, Matthew A. “Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics and Alternate Shrub Selection to Create More Sustainable Residential Landscapes.” 2020. Masters Thesis, University of Florida. Accessed April 22, 2021. https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0056473.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Borden, Matthew A. “Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics and Alternate Shrub Selection to Create More Sustainable Residential Landscapes.” 2020. Web. 22 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Borden MA. Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics and Alternate Shrub Selection to Create More Sustainable Residential Landscapes. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Florida; 2020. [cited 2021 Apr 22]. Available from: https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0056473.

Council of Science Editors:

Borden MA. Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics Evaluating Soil Mitigation Tactics and Alternate Shrub Selection to Create More Sustainable Residential Landscapes. [Masters Thesis]. University of Florida; 2020. Available from: https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0056473


University of Florida

2. Nighswander, Gisele Patricia. Drivers of Herbivorous Arthropod Pest Resistance in Urban Ornamental Gardens.

Degree: MS, Forest Resources and Conservation, 2019, University of Florida

Urbanization has occurred at a dramatic rate, driving a number of unfavorable environmental effects on local ecosystems, and designer ecosystems, i.e. those designed to meet human and ecological goals, have been used to mitigate these effects. Ornamental landscaped areas (hereafter referred to as 'ornamental gardens') are a common designer ecosystem in the urban landscape that can potentially be used to provide ecosystem services. Plants in these urban landscapes are also more susceptible to herbivory from arthropod pests, thereby jeopardizing ecosystem provision. Here I investigate how various plant community characteristics in ornamental gardens affect pest resistance, an important but understudied ecosystem service. I collected information on vegetation, arthropod pests and their natural enemies from 52 subplots nested within 13 gardens of three master-planned communities of north-central Florida and University of Florida campus at two separate sampling periods, February and September 2018. This nested design allowed me to control for differences among sampling units and the lack of temporal independence. Advisors/Committee Members: Iannone III,Basil V (committee chair), Dale,Adam G (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: gardens  – pests  – services  – urbanization

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APA (6th Edition):

Nighswander, G. P. (2019). Drivers of Herbivorous Arthropod Pest Resistance in Urban Ornamental Gardens. (Masters Thesis). University of Florida. Retrieved from https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0056192

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Nighswander, Gisele Patricia. “Drivers of Herbivorous Arthropod Pest Resistance in Urban Ornamental Gardens.” 2019. Masters Thesis, University of Florida. Accessed April 22, 2021. https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0056192.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Nighswander, Gisele Patricia. “Drivers of Herbivorous Arthropod Pest Resistance in Urban Ornamental Gardens.” 2019. Web. 22 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Nighswander GP. Drivers of Herbivorous Arthropod Pest Resistance in Urban Ornamental Gardens. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Florida; 2019. [cited 2021 Apr 22]. Available from: https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0056192.

Council of Science Editors:

Nighswander GP. Drivers of Herbivorous Arthropod Pest Resistance in Urban Ornamental Gardens. [Masters Thesis]. University of Florida; 2019. Available from: https://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0056192

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