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University of Arizona

1. Bresdin, Cylphine. Theory and Design Considerations of a Saline Ecological Landscape: A constructive method to reduce brine waste volume .

Degree: 2013, University of Arizona

Pertinent abiotic and biotic factors and their interdependencies necessary to comprehend the ecology of saline systems are investigated and evaluated. A designed saline ecosystem is proposed as a constructive method to reduce waste volume. Landscape pattern is investigated as the vehicle for an evapotranspiration induced directional saline gradient. A demonstration site is used to explore conceptual design application of the idea of ecosystem pattern consisting of a linear sequence of ecotopes, each displaying its own ecological community in relation to salinity range and site context. Biota is relinquished to self-organization. Potential for research use of the ecosystem is illustrated. Advisors/Committee Members: Glenn, Ed (committeemember), Scott, Beth (committeemember), Blazquez, Oscar (committeemember).

Subjects/Keywords: brine waste; ecosystem design; ecotope pattern; halophiles; halophytes; landscape ecology; saline system; saline waste water; tidal marsh design

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APA (6th Edition):

Bresdin, C. (2013). Theory and Design Considerations of a Saline Ecological Landscape: A constructive method to reduce brine waste volume . (Masters Thesis). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/294839

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Bresdin, Cylphine. “Theory and Design Considerations of a Saline Ecological Landscape: A constructive method to reduce brine waste volume .” 2013. Masters Thesis, University of Arizona. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/294839.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Bresdin, Cylphine. “Theory and Design Considerations of a Saline Ecological Landscape: A constructive method to reduce brine waste volume .” 2013. Web. 22 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Bresdin C. Theory and Design Considerations of a Saline Ecological Landscape: A constructive method to reduce brine waste volume . [Internet] [Masters thesis]. University of Arizona; 2013. [cited 2020 Oct 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/294839.

Council of Science Editors:

Bresdin C. Theory and Design Considerations of a Saline Ecological Landscape: A constructive method to reduce brine waste volume . [Masters Thesis]. University of Arizona; 2013. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/294839


Delft University of Technology

2. Muller, J.R.M. (author). Sustainable alternative designs for the Tongzhou Bay Port: A design study at the potential of alternative reclamation configurations through a 'Building-with-Nature' approach, in preserving and creating valuable habitat based on two specialised coastal shorebird species at the Jiangsu coast.

Degree: 2018, Delft University of Technology

Over the last decades, the People’s Republic of China experience large economic development, which have led to severe shortages of usable land. To counteract this, the Chinese central government promoted the development of coastal provinces by reclaiming large sections of coastal zones. One of these regions is Nantong Binhai Park or Tongzhou Bay on the Jiangsu coast. This region is characterized with large intertidal mudflats and tidal channels and has a high potential for the development of agri-aquaculture as well as the construction of a deep-sea port. However, these intertidal mudflats are a vital part of ecosystems and support numerous species, such as several endangered migratory shorebirds within the East Asian–Australasian Flyway. Acknowledging the importance of both port development and existing endangered ecosystems, a more integrated coastal design is needed. Possible solution could be found through the Building with Nature approach, in which natural processes and ecological needs are included in the design. This requires a good understanding of the governing processes as well as the requirements from society, ecology and engineering perspectives. In this thesis, a preliminary study was performed into a more sustainable alternative for the planned Tongzhou Bay Port, in which a basic connection was made between engineering and ecological point of view. A hydro-morphodynamic numerical model was made available and further developed for the modelling of the governing processes in the development of the intertidal mudflats at Tongzhou Bay. The model showed satisfactory results with respect to observations and net flow and transport features were closer analyzed. The different ecosystem types at Tongzhou Bay were quantified with ecotope classification and further validated with satellite-tracked data of two endangered shorebird species. Based on this validation, high-value ecotopes were determined based on these species and was used as an indication for the performance of alternative port configurations with respect to ecology. With a better understanding of the governing processes for the development of the intertidal mudflats and ecotopes, a series of alternative port designs were conceived through several design cycle iterations. Guiding principles were the preservation of high-value ecotopes, the enhancement of these area’s development and the potential area created for future port development by each variant. Results showed that by understanding natural transport and siltation patterns, not only could alternative port configurations lead to the preservation of existing high-value ecotopes, but a stronger development of these areas with respect to the natural development could be realized as well. The preliminary results of this thesis show the potential of more sustainable alternative port designs through the Building-with-Nature principle, in creating benefits for both economic and ecological development of Tongzhou Bay. Advisors/Committee Members: Aarninkhof, Stefan (mentor), Wang, Zhengbing (graduation committee), van Maren, Bas (graduation committee), Chen, Y.P. (graduation committee), Gong, Z. (graduation committee), Chu, Ao (graduation committee), Tao, J.F. (graduation committee), Delft University of Technology (degree granting institution), Hohai University (degree granting institution).

Subjects/Keywords: Building with Nature; Reclamation; port design; Ecology; Ecotope; Jiangsu; Shorebirds; Yellow Sea; Tongzhou Bay; East China Sea; Coast; Sediment transport; Numerical modeling; Delft3D

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APA (6th Edition):

Muller, J. R. M. (. (2018). Sustainable alternative designs for the Tongzhou Bay Port: A design study at the potential of alternative reclamation configurations through a 'Building-with-Nature' approach, in preserving and creating valuable habitat based on two specialised coastal shorebird species at the Jiangsu coast. (Masters Thesis). Delft University of Technology. Retrieved from http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ff8396ab-d164-49a1-992e-22e51b733db2

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Muller, J R M (author). “Sustainable alternative designs for the Tongzhou Bay Port: A design study at the potential of alternative reclamation configurations through a 'Building-with-Nature' approach, in preserving and creating valuable habitat based on two specialised coastal shorebird species at the Jiangsu coast.” 2018. Masters Thesis, Delft University of Technology. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ff8396ab-d164-49a1-992e-22e51b733db2.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Muller, J R M (author). “Sustainable alternative designs for the Tongzhou Bay Port: A design study at the potential of alternative reclamation configurations through a 'Building-with-Nature' approach, in preserving and creating valuable habitat based on two specialised coastal shorebird species at the Jiangsu coast.” 2018. Web. 22 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Muller JRM(. Sustainable alternative designs for the Tongzhou Bay Port: A design study at the potential of alternative reclamation configurations through a 'Building-with-Nature' approach, in preserving and creating valuable habitat based on two specialised coastal shorebird species at the Jiangsu coast. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2018. [cited 2020 Oct 22]. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ff8396ab-d164-49a1-992e-22e51b733db2.

Council of Science Editors:

Muller JRM(. Sustainable alternative designs for the Tongzhou Bay Port: A design study at the potential of alternative reclamation configurations through a 'Building-with-Nature' approach, in preserving and creating valuable habitat based on two specialised coastal shorebird species at the Jiangsu coast. [Masters Thesis]. Delft University of Technology; 2018. Available from: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ff8396ab-d164-49a1-992e-22e51b733db2

3. Sokos, Christos. Ecology and management of european brown hare syndrome in mediterranean ecosystems.

Degree: 2014, University of Thessaly (UTH); Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας

Many aspects of wildlife diseases, especially in Mediterranean ecosystems, including ecological parameters and management practices, remain uncertain. The European brown hare (Lepus europaeus) is a major wildlife species in Mediterranean Basin taking into account its importance as a prey for many carnivore species and as a huntable species. The recorded widespread mortality by European Brown Hare Syndrome (EBHS), indicates this viral disease as the most important disease for hares in Europe. This PhD thesis presents a series of studies conducted with the aim to investigate several aspects of the ecology and management of hare and European Brown Hare Syndrome Virus (EBHSV) in Macedonia, Hellas. Mediterranean ecosystems are characterized by a variety of ecotopes. The free access of Hellenic hunters in countryside gave the opportunity to study hare harvest and EBHSV prevalence in different ecotopes. During the study, 291 hares were collected by the hunters. The ecotope, where each hare was initially found by the dogs, was recorded and a population index was calculated. Moreover, the PCR was used for the detection of EBHSV. The greatest harvest in unit area was recorded in areas with mosaic of cereals and woody vegetation; in contrast the lowest harvest took place in forestlands. EBHSV had widespread distribution even in isolated areas and the prevalence was in an endemic stability of 17.8%. EBHSV has higher prevalence in Olive groves, followed by mixed cultivations and shrublands. Population index is related positively with EBHSV prevalence and harvest. Harvest is not related significantly with EBHSV prevalence. In a second step, a more detailed study was taken place with the contribution of multivariate statistics and Geographic Information Systems (GIS). It was found that prevalence increases in areas with higher hare abundance; closer to paved road network and in lower altitudes. Secondly, a potential distribution map was constructed to show the relative risk of EBHSV in the study area.Associations of EBHSV infection, sex, age, body condition and spleen mass were studied in 259 hares collected. Data showed a sex-biased prevalence with twice as many males infected with EBHSV than females, indicating a sexual dimorphism in disease exposure or susceptibility. EBHSV infection was not related to hare body condition and a higher body condition was found in males than in females. Adults had a higher ratio of infected animals than young but this difference was not found to be statistically significant. Adults also had higher spleen mass thus indicating past infections. An enlarged spleen was more frequently found in hares positive for EBHSV and a negative relation was found between spleen mass and body condition thus indicating energy consumption for immune defense investment. Ecosystem disturbances, such as wildfires, are driving forces that determine ecological processes, including diseases. Species respond differentially in wildfires, having diverse post-fire population evolution. Hare relative abundance, age ratio, diet…

Subjects/Keywords: Οικολογία; Θηλαστικά; Λαγόμορφα; Πανίδα; Κυνήγι; Θήρα; Ιός; Δασική πυρκαγιά; Αρπακτικότητα; Οικότοπος; Νοσήματα αγρίων ζώων; Επιδημιολογία; Ανοσία; Ecology; Mammals; Wildlife; Willdlife diseases; Hunting; Hunters; Virus; census method; Forest fires; Predation; Ecotope; landscape epidemiology; Geographic Information Systems (G.I.S.); Immunity

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APA (6th Edition):

Sokos, C. (2014). Ecology and management of european brown hare syndrome in mediterranean ecosystems. (Thesis). University of Thessaly (UTH); Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/35216

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Sokos, Christos. “Ecology and management of european brown hare syndrome in mediterranean ecosystems.” 2014. Thesis, University of Thessaly (UTH); Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας. Accessed October 22, 2020. http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/35216.

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Sokos, Christos. “Ecology and management of european brown hare syndrome in mediterranean ecosystems.” 2014. Web. 22 Oct 2020.

Vancouver:

Sokos C. Ecology and management of european brown hare syndrome in mediterranean ecosystems. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Thessaly (UTH); Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας; 2014. [cited 2020 Oct 22]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/35216.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Sokos C. Ecology and management of european brown hare syndrome in mediterranean ecosystems. [Thesis]. University of Thessaly (UTH); Πανεπιστήμιο Θεσσαλίας; 2014. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10442/hedi/35216

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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