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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Gisela Gundacker (2009): Ein Arboretum als touristisches Angebot: Bestandsanalyse und Nachfrageerfassung.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Landschaftsentwicklung, Erholungs- und Naturschutzplanung (ILEN), BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 130. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
The aim of this Diploma thesis is to order the botanical inventory in an alphabetical list and to analyze the demand for the arboretum in Winden near Melk in concern for the interest in the opening of a botanical garden. It deals with the botanical inventory, a description of selected species and their life cycle as well as interviews of local residents and tourists concerning their interest in the opening of a botanical garden in Winden near Melk. The compilation of a list of around 1100 different species and cultivars of deciduous trees and conifers in alphabetical order and a crude graphic illustration serve as a basis for the future development of the arboretum. In order to assure the protection of species, the numbers of decidous trees and conifers were compared and four endangered species were exemplified and described in detail. In addition the life cycles of the plants were monitored. Moreover two climatologically interesting species were analysed with regard to their survival outside of their native environment. Another part of this work deals with the possible opening of the arboretum to the public. Thus, questionnaires were designed to assess the interest of tourists and local residents in a public opening and then statistically analyzed and displayed. 200 completed questionnaires were collected and analysed. It was determined, whether specialization in botanic gardens correlates with the willingness to pay admission. The specialization was checked based on different questionnaires. To get a better overview the questionnairs were summarized on four levels (level of experience, level of psychology, lifestyle and level of knowledge). Correlations were used to determine between age, willingness to pay and the four levels, previously mentioned.

Beurteilende(r): Arnberger Arne

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