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Author(s):Dahmus, Maria E.; Nelson, Kristen C.
Author Affiliation:Dahmus: Environmental Studies, University of St. Thomas ; Nelson: Department of Forest Resources and University of Minnesota, Department of Fisheries, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology, University of Minnesota, Saint Paul, MN
Title:Nature discourses in the residential yard in Minnesota
Source:Landscape and Urban Planning. Vol. 125, May 2014, p. 183-187.
# of Pages:5
Publishing Information:Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Elsevier
Keywords:TIC Keywords: Environmental impact; Lawn in American culture; Lawn maintenance; Urban habitat
Abstract/Contents:"The residential yard is a relatively unexamined context of nature discourses. We analyzed residents nature discourses in their yards that emerged during group discussions about yard care choices in the MinneapolisSaint Paul metropolitan area of Minnesota, USA. We found the following nature discourses: nature as a lawn management type, ecological actor, aesthetic attributes, and limited time and maintenance, and nature in relation to human function. However, participants used the term nature as though it had an agreed upon meaning. These nature discourses are one example of the complexity of homeowner conceptualizations of their yards. The presence of multiple nature discourses discussed as a single idea highlights the need to refine broad references to nature in public outreach messages that seek to promote urban ecosystem quality through yard care choices. Also, the discourse of nature as ecological actor in the yard may be a starting place for communication about ecosystem functions."
Note:Map, "Highland Park Neighborhod, St. Paul" and "City of Lino Lakes"
Geographic Terms:Minnesota
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Dahmus, M. E., and K. C. Nelson. 2014. Nature discourses in the residential yard in Minnesota. Landscape Urban Plan. 125:p. 183-187.
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DOI: 10.1016/j.landurbplan.2014.02.023
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