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Landscape ecology is the study of the relationship between spatial pattern and ecological processes on a range of landscape scales. One aspect of land¬scape ecology that we chose to study was green¬ways. Greenways are long, narrow corridors that differ from the surrounding landscape types; they are used for recreation, and for pedestrian and bi¬cycle traffic. We compared the greenways in Salt Lake City and Tallahassee (Figures 3 and 4), using landscape metrics (methods of quantifying land¬scape pattern) as tools to define characteristics of the greenway systems. To determine which city had a stronger greenway system, we based our conclusions on three comparative metrics: percent green space, connectivity, and contagion. We ex¬pected the Tallahassee greenway to be superior to that of Salt Lake City’s because of its warm, hu¬mid climate and the city’s well-established plan for greenway expansion.
The Annual Mary Lou Fulton Mentored Research Conference showcases some of the best student research from the College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences. The mentored learning program encourages undergraduate students to participate in hands-on and practical research under the direction of a faculty member. Students create these posters as an aide in presenting the results of their research to the public, faculty, and their peers.
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Bruton, Derek; Michela, Lydia; Terry, Tyler; and Osborne, Morgan, "Greenway Systems in Salt Lake City and Tallahassee A Comparitive Analysis" (2010). FHSS Mentored Research Conference. 59.
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