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Author Knell, Matthew, author.
Title Analysis of the trees at California State University, Northridge / by Matthew Knell.
Published [Northridge, California] : California State University, Northridge, 2012.

 Electronic Book  G77 .Z95 2012 K54eb    ONLINE
Description 1 online resource (vii, 51 pages) : illustrations, maps, color.
Content Type text
still image
cartographic image
Format online resource
File Characteristics text file PDF
Thesis M.A. California State University, Northridge 2012.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 25-27).
Summary The purpose of this study is to investigate the environmental suitability of the trees at California State University, Northridge by analyzing their water use and native climate, together with other considerations such as whether they are native to the South Coast bioregion. Using a geographic information systems (GIS) analysis of all the trees on campus, a table of their frequency was compiled. Using these data, their native habitats were mapped and used to investigate their mean annual rainfall amounts relative to Northridge as well as how much warmer or cooler their mean annual temperatures are than Northridge. In addition, other important factors, such as biogenic volatile organic compound (BVOC) emissions, whether the trees provide shade, and whether they are native to this region, were investigated. Using all of these factors, trees were rated according to how beneficial they are for campus using three scales. The trees tended to be rated as moderately suitable in all three rating scales.
Note Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (viewed on May 31, 2012).
Subject Trees -- California -- Los Angeles County -- Origin.
Geodatabases -- California -- Los Angeles County.
California State University, Northridge.
Water consumption -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Water conservation -- California -- Los Angeles County.
Local Subject Dissertations, Academic -- CSUN -- Geography.
OCLC number 847541509