Principles of Ecological Landscape Design

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Today, there is a growing demand for designed landscapes—from public parks to backyards—to be not only beautiful and functional, but also sustainable. With Principles of Ecological Landscape Design, Travis Beck gives professionals and students the first book to translate the science of ecology into design practice. 

This groundbreaking work explains key ecological concepts and their application to the design and management of sustainable landscapes. It covers topics from biogeography and plant selection to global change. Beck draws on real world cases where professionals have put ecological principles to use in the built landscape.


For constructed landscapes to perform as we need them to, we must get their underlying ecology right. Principles of Ecological Landscape Design provides the tools to do just that.

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Travis Beck is Director of Horticulture at the Mt. Cuba Center, a non-profit horticultural institution in Northern Delaware. Previously, he was Landscape and Gardens Project Manager with the New York Botanical Garden. He is a registered landscape architect and LEED Accredited Professional with a Master’s degree in horticulture from The Ohio State University. The author's website is http://ecologyanddesign.com/.

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"a practical guide for professionals who are designing and managing ecosystems." (Landscape Architecture Magazine)

"You should make time to read this book." (Garden Design Journal)

"The book is a laudable contribution that provides a great deal of useful instruction in the planning and design of ecological landscapes." (Landscape Ecology)

"This important book is not at all dry and academic, although it is largely intended for the landscape professional." (The Ottawa Citizen)

"This may be the most important landscape book since Ian McHarg's groundbreaking work, Design with Nature, pioneered the concept of ecological planning....[A]n invaluable resource." (Grounded Design)

"This is a book that encompasses, in great detail, all of the aspects of designing a landscape with ecology in mind. It is a comprehensive manual, both instructional and case study at once... It is a well-written, thorough book which will be more and more important in the future, a must-have for anyone who is connected to creating landscapes." (Metropolitan Field Guide)

"This book has been needed for decades; there is currently no better guide to ecologically based planting design. Beck has assembled a very readable set of guidelines for planting design, which draws on a remarkably broad research base to help today's designers see their work in the context of living systems far beyond the boundaries of their site." (Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture, University of California, Berkeley)

"Principles of Ecological Landscape Design provides a wealth of useful and inspiring information, which will make the book a valuable source for both practitioners and scholars. Beck makes a significant contribution to our expanding body of knowledge about how to create more sustainable places and illustrates how the science of ecology can be effectively employed to advance the art of design." (Frederick Steiner, Dean, School of Architecture, University of Texas at Austin)

"Finally! Real science for planting projects—design, restoration, urban, or rural. Plant ecology, complex adaptive systems, and landscape ecology concepts are clearly explained and practically applied, with compelling examples. It deals rationally with natives, invasives, and climate change. This book is an essential twenty-first century tool." (Kim Sorvig, Research Associate Professor, University of New Mexico)

"Translates the science of ecology into design practice to integrate growing cities into the natural environment" (Colorado Green)

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