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Gordon Brent INGRAM: ongoing projects & collaborations

o Strategies for sustainability transitions

o Ecosystem recovery strategies through environmental planning and design

o Planning and design of public art and other cultural infrastructure for neighbourhood development & ecological restoration
o Critical social and cultural theory and criticism in site-based art, landscape architecture, urban design, and sustainability transitions

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Misfat Al A’briyeen, Hajar Mountains, Oman

Much of the traditional agriculture of the Arabian / Persian Gulf region is in decline or being abandoned. Costs of water and labour have increased as have the expectations of farmers. Imports are relatively cheap. But more remote areas of Oman’s Hajar Mountains remain exceptional examples of particularly cosmopolitan forms of agro-forestry. Here date palm [...]

projects involving temperate rainforest research & conservation

Gordon Brent INGRAM Ph.D.  | email: studio[at symbol]

projects involving
temperate rainforest research & conservation
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Upper Tofino Creek, in an eastern district of Clayoquot Sound, Vancouver Island, February 1991, photograph by Gordon Brent Ingram

1974 Old-growth forest, Skidegate Plateau, Graham Island and the east coast of [...]

Pakistan’s Salt Range: Exploring alternative strategies for forest biodiversity conservation & community development

I was first invited to the work in the Pakistan Punjab’s Salt Range in August 2000*.On these margins of the Indian subcontinent’s monsoons, the heat of the summer broke into showers. My time in those hills and low-lying mountains has been enchanting though has sometimes been overwhelmed in realization the extent of the [...]

Survey of remaining mangrove forest and human communities, southern Sundarbans, Bangladesh

Sundarbans sample plot for identifying remaining fragments of more intact mangrove forest, courtesy of Mohammed Abu Syed


In August of 2000, at the height of the monsoon rains, I went to the Kulna District of Bangladesh to advise one of my graduate students, Mohammed Abu Syed. ‘Syed’ who now teaches remote sensing for [...]

Lombok: Mid-1990

In mid-1990, I was part of a reconnaissance of the remaining natural habitat of the island of Lombok. This work was part of the initial stages for more comprehensive land use planning for biodiversity conservation – a process that still has only barely begun two decades later.
Just east of Bali, but separated by a deep [...]

Conservation planning for Fergusson Island, D’Entrecasteaux Islands, Papua New Guinea

Aerial view of south-western Fergusson Is, D’Entrecasteaux Islands, Papua New Guinea, March 1989, photograph by Gordon Brent Ingram

Gordon Brent Ingram, Environmental Planning Program, 202 Wurster Hall, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California 94720 USA
June 1989
An urgent need for conservation action:
Toward monitoring and protection of the
biological diversity of the rainforest and
coral [...]

Mentawai-initiated protected areas, Siberut, Indonesia

Mentawai-initiated protected areas, Siberut, Indonesia
The island of Siberut is off of Sumatra in the Indian Ocean. Until recently, Siberut was dominated by mature rainforest and horticultural landscapes called ladang. In response to government efforts to relocate traditional villages and the negative ecological and cultural impacts of selective logging Siberut has been the subject of a [...]

Tenganan Bali: Master weavers & archaic agroforestry landscapes

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