Assistant Professor Tulane University New Orleans, Louisiana
A call to action and proposed discipline-wide commitment to ecological practices to turn around the staggering loss of insects and birds. Simple goals that every landscape architecture office could integrate into projects at all levels of complexity and make a difference in the loss of biodiversity on a hemispheric scale.
The North American bird die-off as an indicator of our major loss of biodiversity. Why is this important to landscape architects, and how do land design/management play a significant role?
The loss of habitat and the use of pesticides are primary drivers of biodiversity loss. How does this manifest in designed and managed landscapes?
What basic components can be designed into landscapes to restore biodiversity? How can landscape architects include holistic habitat thinking in all their projects?
What every landscape architect can do to make a significant difference and turn biodiversity loss around.