Joseph Emmanuel Ingoldsby

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Joseph Ingoldsby, ASLA, Environmental Design & Planning, 1990-2018

Elected member-American Society of Landscape Architects, 1990
Landscape Mosaics, 1985 - 2018




UMass Dartmouth, 2012-2015


School of Marine Science and Technology, 2014-2015

Marine Science, Fisheries Science Seminars, Science Writing

College of Arts & Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Professional Writing, 2015

Graduate Certificate in Sustainable Development, 2014

School of Education, Public Policy & Civic Engagement

Graduate Certificate in Environmental Policy, 2013


Roger Williams University, 2011-2012

Certificate in Practical Shellfish Farming


Rhode Island School of Design, 2011-2012

Natural History Portfolio


University of Pennsylvania, 1987-1989

MA, Landscape Architecture




Colgate University, Hamilton, NY

Develop plans to restore trout stream with stream corridor and pond edge re-vegetation.


Walpole Mall, Walpole, MA

The Greening of the Walpole Mall: Reintroducing natural processes

Delineate, restore, and plant wetlands. Plan and oversee native landscape construction. Prepare conservation commission filings and present at hearings. Prepare wetland certification and closure.


Dune Restoration, Saquish, MA; Coastal Landscape Restoration, Duxbury MA

Restore dunes and sand plain landscapes with native coastal plant materials.

Remove invasive species and replant with native species.


Coastal Landscape, Coolidge Point, Manchester By The Sea, MA

Rebuild the coastal bank, plan, permit, and plant the coastal landscape.

Fresh Pond Environmental Assessment, Cambridge, MA

Document the natural and cultural landscapes at Fresh Pond Reservoir. Delineate wetlands. Consider flood plain planting for bioremediation and crowd control with Rizzo Associates for the City of Cambridge, MA.


Blair Pond and Alewife Brook Herring Assessment

Analyze and design fish passage enhancements with MA Fish and Wildlife scientists.


Neponset River Area of Critical Environmental Concern - Fowl Meadow and Ponkapoag Bog, Neponset River Watershed Association

Conduct research, environmental analysis, mapping of aquifer, ecosystems, listed species habitats within the thirteen-community boundary. Nomination approved by state.


Neponset River Area of Critical Environmental Concern - Neponset River Estuary

Conduct research, environmental analysis, mapping of Dorchester/Milton estuarine landscape and fishery. Submit and gain state approval of ACEC protective designation.




Friends Journal article, Climate Change Issue Jan. 2015 - Link

Allen’s Neck Meeting Clambake Celebrates 125 Years.


Dartmouth Heritage Trail, Historic Village Kiosks, 2014 - Link

Design and install historic signposts at each village for Dartmouth 350 celebrations.


Ocean Stories, Tropical Coral Reefs in Uncertain Seas, 2013-2014 - Link

Collaborate with Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution and MIT scientists for exhibits:

Ocean Stories, Museum of Science; Boston; Subtle Technologies, Toronto; Sustain- 2, University of Illinois; Ocean Stories, New Bedford Art Museum; Sea Lab, New Bedford.


Oceans in Distress, Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

Present anthropogenic changes to oceans at environmental conference.


Orion Magazine of Nature, Culture and Place - Link

Requiem for a Drowning Landscape, March-April 2009 Issue

Publish four color-plates from the Requiem for a Drowning Landscape series.


Requiem for a Drowning Landscape, New York Hall of Science, Queens, NY - Link

Exhibit work illustrating the impact of sea level rise upon the Atlantic coastal marsh.


Leonardo, MIT Press.
Vanishing Landscapes: The Atlantic Salt Marsh - Link

MIT Press- Leonardo Volume 42, Issue 2 (2009) - Link

This article surveys the human imprint on the coastal landscape of New England and the impact of climate change on NE marine landscape and fisheries. 




NPR interview, Vanishing Landscapes and Endangered Species; Smithsonian Fellow nomination: Communicating biodiversity loss; Artists for the Oceans, United Nations.



- Allen's Neck Meeting Clambake, 125 Years of Tradition - Link
- The Changing Dynamics of Agriculture: Forestry Industry - Link
- The Changing Dynamics of Agriculture: Beef Cattle Industry
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- The Changing Dynamics of Agriculture: Crops and Truck Farming Industry
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- The Changing Dynamics of Agriculture: The Poultry Industry
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- The Changing Dynamics of Agriculture: The Dairy Industry
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- The Village Green
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- The Giving Trees, Boston Globe
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Synergy: Indo-Pacific Coral Reefs - Regime Change - Link
MIT Rotch Library - Museum of Science - Boston
An experiment in art and science collaboration.
Gallery Talk:
MOS Boston, March 3, 2013 1-3 pm.


Environmental Policy

Sustainable Development
U-Mass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA.

Practical Shellfish Farming
Roger Williams University. Link

Natural History Portfolio

Oceans in Distress

Oceans in Distress documents the three main drivers which are sickening the global marine environment, and all are a direct consequence of human activity: global warming, acidification and a dwindling level oxygen, a condition known as hypoxia.
Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The Future of Water
Exhibition focused on the impact that climate change, temperature change, chemical change, acoustic change and industrial and noise pollution have on the future of water and marine biodiversity in a collaborative installation called Oceans in Distress.

Trout Stream and Riverine Corridor Restoration Designs
Colgate University, Hamilton, New York

Heirloom Apple Orchard Design
Colgate University Arboretum, Hamilton, NY

River Rise Farm
Heirloom 17th century, 18th century, 19th century apple orchards of eating, cooking, keeping, cider and hard cider apples grown from grafted trees grown organically on land situated on a hilltop above the North River in North Marshfield. Organic heirloom apples supplied to the Boston Food Project, Audubon Society, to Flour Bakery and to the 5 star L’Espalier Restaurant, Boston, Mass.

How do you like them apples?
Illustrated historical overview of apples in America.


Sustainable Solutions for Biodiversity Loss on Cape Cod. Link

Sustainable Museums- Strategies for the 21st Century
Green Sanctuaries at Mass Audubon. Link

From Exploration to Examination to Exhibition of the American Frontier. Link

Requiem for a Drowning Landscape, Subtle Technologies, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada
The Illustrated lecture, Requiem for a Drowning Landscape can be described as a meditation on the loss of a landscape. Link

In Living Color: The Art and Science of the Coastal Landscape
Mass Audubon Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
In Living Color uses color as a means of defining photosynthesis by charting the seasons of emergence, growth, seeding and senescence in plants over time within the coastal landscape. Color and pattern studies of coastal landscapes were completed using aerial photography, Pantone color, computer rendering, pixelization and landscape installations, with essays by scientists, colorists and the artist, Joseph Emmanuel Ingoldsby. Link

Vanishing Landscapes and Endangered Species, Science Exhibitions: Curation & Design, Museums etc Press, UK, 2010. Link
This exciting new book examines how best to disseminate science to the public through a variety of new and traditional media. With over 20 essays from leading practitioners in the field, it provides an authoritative, stimulating overview of new, innovative and successful initiatives. The essays draw on cutting-edge experience throughout the world, and include contributions from Australia, Brazil, France, Germany, Singapore and New Zealand – as well as the UK and USA. A companion title is available:Science Exhibitions: Communication & Evaluation.
Vanishing Landscapes and Endangered Species
Joseph Ingoldsby
Landscape Mosaics, USA

Fish Tales of the Last Generation
Documentary and panels tracing the decline of the Atlantic fisheries, with interviews of elderly pelagic, bay and tidal river fishermen, who have seen the transition from sailing ships to factory ships, and the bounty of the sea, bay, and river become barren within their lifetimes. Link

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Intensive workshop for science writers and journalists on the research and programs underway at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Link

Art in the Landscape,
Landscape Architecture Magazine, 02 / 2010
By Adam Regn Arvidson, ASLA
Nature's Palette, Joseph Ingoldsby brings his background in landscape architecture to his work as an environmental artist. Link


Fish Tales of the Last Generation
Documentary and panels tracing the decline of the Atlantic fisheries, with interviews of elderly pelagic, bay and tidal river fishermen, who have seen the transition from sailing ships to factory ships, and the bounty of the sea, bay, and river become barren within their lifetimes. Link

New Bedford Fishermen’s Monument National Competition Winner Link
Research, design and design development of a 63 feet long granite Eastern Rig Scallop Boat with bronze friezes of the historic fisheries of New Bedford, including cod, flounder, tuna, scallops and lobster set on the walls of the granite cabin. A larger than life granite Captain at the helm overlooks the colored granite deck cut as a nautical map of the coast to Georges Bank and the Nantucket Shoals. A mosaic compass is set at sitting height beneath the mast, set with flags. Beyond is a raised dais that can be used for celebrations and ceremonies. The stone and bronze ship is set on a point between the Acushnet River and Buzzards Bay at Fort Taber Park. The City of New Bedford and the fishing industry strongly support the construction of the Fishermen’s Monument at Fort Taber. However, funding has not been forthcoming in its current private, local committee status.

Project Team for the Fishermen's Monument: © Joseph Ingoldsby, Landscape Mosaics - Creatives;
A. Monti Granite Company; Andre Iwanczyk - Stone and Bronze Sculptor; John W. Gilbert Associates, Inc. - Naval Architects / Marine Engineers; Haley & Aldrich, Inc. - Civil / Structural Engineers; J.A.J Co., Inc. - Masons; MJA Construction Services

Vanishing Landscapes and Endangered Species

UW-Madison Arboretum, May-June 2009 - Link
Joseph Emmanuel Ingoldsby trained in art and landscape architecture with Ian McHarg, who mentored him on Design with Nature. Mr. Ingoldsby’s work combines art, science and technology to advocate for vanishing landscapes and endangered species. The artist can play an integral role in the raising of the public consciousness through advocacy. Art can be used to communicate complex ecological and scientific principles to an audience outside of the confines of the academy. This eulogy for Vanishing Landscapes and Endangered Species must be told with an urgency that speaks to the immediacy of the visible and documented changes in our world. The collaborative works examine, explain and illustrate issues as climate change, fragmentation of the landscape, broken trophic cascades, species shifts and extinction, and the loss of the natural and cultural landscape.
A retrospective exhibition of environmental advocacy works, which use art and science to communicate concern for the vanishing landscapes and endangered species of the Midwest and New England. Works include panels from Silent Shadows, Crane Effigy Mounds, Spirits of Whooping Cranes, Shrouds for an Endangered Species, Landscape Mosaics, Leaves in Grass, Requiem for a Drowning Landscape and Anadromous Awakening. Link
Vanishing Landscapes and Endangered Species Article

Fragmentation of the Natural and Cultural Landscape
I am interested in exploring the natural and cultural history of the region. The lecture would outline the historic, political and technological shifts that advanced the westward manifest destiny, and their impacts on the natural and cultural landscapes of the region. The illustrated lecture traces out the progressive imprint and impact of settlement and infrastructure on the native landscape over time.

The Fields Project- Icons of the Vanishing Prairies - Link
Monumental earthwork set in the Rock River Valley with the iconic bald eagle, gray wolf and American bison bound by a setting sun. Since European settlement and westward exapansion, there has been a 99% loss of the prairies east of the Rocky Mountains, with a subsequent loss of species. This work highlights the fragmentation of the prairies and the impact on iconic species of the Midwest.

Crane Effigy Mounds - Link
In tribute to the natural and cultural history of Wisconsin, the Crane Effigy Mounds earthwork represents the whooping crane’s habitat of water- intaglio, earth- prairie grass mounds and sky- animated flight pattern. The mound forms reference and pay respect to the early effigy mounds built between A.D. 700 and 1200 by the Woodland native culture. The mounds are constructed of tamped native soil over a colored mineral earth marking. The soils are stabilized with native andropogon - little blue stem prairie grasses and blue lupine, as habitat for the endangered Karner blue butterfly. A coiled rattlesnake ramp observation mound at an existing hill allows visitors visual access to the earthwork from Birch Street in Necedah Village. The Crane Effigy Mounds will also be visible from the air and create a threshold and landmark to the Necedah National Wildlife Refuge of wetlands and woodlands, where whooping cranes and other wildlife breed within the “land of yellow waters”. The Crane Effigy Mounds construction is a collaborative effort between the Artist, the Village of Necedah, the Ho-Chunk Nation, the state of Wisconsin, and the US Fish and Wildlife Service.

Necedah National Wildlife Refuge,  Necedah, Wisconsin
Spirits of Whooping Cranes  - Link
As Artist in Residence at Necedah, I shall install hand made, prairie fiber paper casts of whooping cranes at critical points within the whooping cranes native habitat. The paper cranes will be allowed to return to the earth, illustrating the slender thread between an endangered species and an extinct species.

2009 Publications:

Orion Magazine of Nature, Culture and Place
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Requiem for a Drowning Landscape, March-April 2009 Issue
Publication of four, color plates from the Requiem for a Drowning Landscape series.

Leonardo, MIT Press
Vanishing Landscapes: The Atlantic Salt Marsh
- Link
MIT Press- Leonardo Volume 42, Issue 2 (2009) - Link
The author, trained in art and landscape architecture, utilizes observation of nature and culture as a central focus of his art. The work involves research, scientific collaboration, and examination, documentation, analysis and synthesis using art, science, and technology for environmental advocacy. The focus of these works has been on the coastal landscape of New England, the imprint of humans on land and sea, and the impact of climate change on the marine landscape and fisheries of New England.


New York Hall of Science - Link

Digital'08: Imagination on Behalf of Our Planet, Requiem for a Drowning Landscape
ASCI's 10th international competition and exhibition of digital prints.

Rhode Island Convention Center - Restore America's Estuaries - Requiem for a Drowning Landscape
Poster presentation of sea level rise impacts on Cape Cod.

Ho-Chunk Nation- Traditional Court and Village of Necedah
Review of Crane Effigy Mounds proposal.


Necedah National Wildlife Refuge,  Necedah, Wisconsin 
Visual studies of the endangered whooping crane and prairie landscape. Tracing of ancient native Woodland culture and whooping crane migration pattern through the Mississippi River Valley to the Gulf coast. The creation and installation of Crane Effigy Mounds site model and hand made paper panels made from plants gathered at three nodes of the whooping crane migration from Necedah, WI to Chassahowitzka, FLA at Necedah, WI, where a sanctuary devoted to the preservation of the whooping cranes is located.

Workshop: Paper making using prairie plants for a paper casting of Crane Effigy Mounds earthwork from a plaster cast model.

Lecture Series: Woodland Culture Effigy Mounds, Art as an Interpretive Ecological Tool.  

Landscape Mosaics Link
Edit and publish Landscape Mosaics.
Color and pattern studies of coastal landscape using aerial photography, Pantone color, computer rendering, pixelization and landscape installation. Essays by scientists, colorists and the artist.
Landscape Mosaics Gallery Retrospective, Boston
Exhibition of a comprehensive body of work.

Anadromous Awakening Link
Create a 3-D computer model of Boston Harbor and tidal rivers, showing the factors, which trigger the spawning response of anadromous fish. Water temperature, lunar and tidal influences, light and rainfall are computed and the fish movements charted. Install a procession of banners marking the cyclical passage of anadromous fish species upstream. At the spawning grounds at the Lower Mills, install large floating archetypal fish forms of smelt, herring and shad with salmon fish embryos beneath. The power of the water pressure of the falls and rapids keep the sculptures aloft. Internal lights allow the sculptures to glow in the dark. At night, project images of schooling fish upon the rapids and digitized projections of herring and shad upon the water vapor from the falls of the Neponset River. Viewed from the newly renovated 17th century Adams Street stone bridge, the ghostly projections of the anadromous fish echo the pre-colonial migration of the anadromous fish up river to spawn. This is the site of the first industrial dam built across a wild river in the New World. The work documents the interface of the natural, cultural and industrial worlds and evokes the memory of the anadromous fish return to their natal streams to spawn. Centuries later, fish still return to the Lower Mills unable to swim upstream.


Crane Effigy Mounds Earthwork, Wisconsin
Design of a monumental earthwork based on the historic earth mound construction of animal effigy forms by the Woodland people, 700-1200 AD, representing the native endangered whooping crane and massasauga swamp rattlesnake.
Pilgrimage to prairie sites and whooping crane habitat. Visit Necedah National Wildlife Refuge to see the dawn training flights of the whooping cranes. Pilgrimage to Ho-Chunk Nation. Presentation to the Council of Elders at the Ho-Chunk Nation Traditional Court. Pilgrimage to historic Woodland period effigy mound sites and Mississippi temple and pyramid sites. Presentation to Village of Necedah and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services- Necedah National Wildlife Refuge. Letters of support received. Funding applications submitted to Foundations for Phase 1 and Phase 2 of Crane Effigy Mounds earthwork.

Landscape Mosaics
Collaboration with Doreen Balabanoff-Ontario College of Art & Design and Stephen Smith, Scientist- U.S. Cape Cod National Seashore regarding publication of Landscape Mosaics.  Submission of grant application for Arts Writing to fund writing effort.

Salt Marsh Dieback
Aerial documentation of Cape Cod sites affected by salt marsh dieback in collaboration with Stephen Smith, scientist- U.S. Cape Cod National Seashore.


Boston Cyberarts

Anadromous Awakening
A collaboration of art, science and technology to understand and mark the passage of the anadromous smelt, herring and shad from the sea through Boston Harbor to their natal freshwater spawning river. Prototype computer GIS mapping, sculptural installations, digital projections, banners, and flags mark the passage of the fish upstream to spawn. Floating fish and embryo sculptures swim above the water vapor of the rapids and falls.

Landscape Mosaics
Continue refinement of Landscape Mosaics. Develop format and book prototype.

Quaking Bog
Installation of interpretive art within a sensitive landscape.


Chassahowitzka, FLA
Documentation of the wintering grounds of the endangered whooping cranes.
Study of the endangered manatees in the Crystal River thermal springs.

The Fields Project: Silent Shadows of Whooping Cranes - Link
Multi-acre site installation of the shadows of a family of whooping cranes in migration flight over their ancestral migration route from the prairies of the mid-west to the estuaries of the south-east. The haunting unison call of the whooping crane was broadcast each day at noon from the airport. High winged planes were available to the public at nominal cost to see the whooping crane installation. Four hundred people flew the work and twelve hundred attended the arts festival. Silent Shadows was on the front page of the newspaper, on television and on radio.

Prairie Landscapes
Study and documentation of prairie landscapes across Illinois and Wisconsin.

Spartina Winter Ice - Link
Multimedia installation at Mass Art. Handmade Spartina grass paper, sculptural scrolls with Flash projections of winter light and ice on the salt marsh.


Boston Cyberarts Festival

Landscape Mosaic Installations

Audubon at Wellfleet Bay - Link
Site specific installation of hundreds of color palette pixel panels within the salt marsh and sand plain in spring, summer and autumn.

Cox Reservation, Essex, MA - Link
Site specific installation of blended color pixel palettes of the salt marsh Salicornia.

Tech Art, South Shore Art Center - Link
Digital gallery panels and 1,500 kinetic color posts along the North River tidal creek marking the color transition and Spartina grass growth cycles of winter, spring, summer and autumn.

Lecture: Landscape Mosaics- Process and Product.


Landscape Mosaics
Computer studies, graphics, art panels.

Meadow Series
Pastel landscape of drought and premature stressed seeding and magnified pixel studies.


Landscape Mosaics
Computer studies, graphics, art panels.

Post Cards from Hell - Link
Computer enhanced illustrations of poems dedicated to those who died 9/11/2001.

Dolphin Series - Link
Illustrated poems


Greenwich Land Trust, Greenwich, CT

Lecture: Ecological Design and Planning


The Pine Barrens of NJ
Analytical drawings, photographs and studies- PENN, School of Art and Architecture
Collection of the DeMarco Cranberry Corporation.


Landscape Mosaics
Burleighfield Group - Royal Gallery, Toronto, Canada

1989 - 1983

Massachusetts Landscapes / Landscape Mosaics ©1989
Habitat, Massachusetts Audubon, College of the Atlantic
Documentary photographs of ecosystem zonation in native landscapes.



Advanced Degree Programs

University of Pennsylvania, MLA 1987-1989
Landscape Architecture, Ecological Planning

Mass College of Art and Design, BFA 1970-1974

Professional Advancement Programs

MIT- IAP 2010
Publishing Smart, Digital Video Production Clinic, Post Production Clinic, Videos for Web

Mass College of Art and Design, 2010
Documentary Video Boot Camp

MIT- IAP, 2009

Climate Change- Introduction, Policy, New Climate
Communicating Science

MIT- IAP, 2008
Visualizing Science Workshop

URI 2007
Menhaden Symposium
Working session of scientists, regulators, fishing industry spokesmen and recreational fishermen’s association
to brainstorm on the collapse of the Atlantic menhaden population. 2007

Mass College of Art and Design

Adobe Creative Suite 3

Carriage House Paper

Intensive papermaking workshop on sheet forming, casting, and large format work.

Mass College of Art and Design, 2005
Intensive Papermaking Workshop.

Mass College of Art and Design, 2004
Multimedia Installation- Flash, Sound Edit, Photoshop.
Paper Making Independent Study

Mass College of Art and Design, 2000
Computer Graphics. Mosaics.

Harvard GSD
Water Sensitive Ecological Planning and Design.

Conway School of Landscape Design, 1997
Ecological Wetland Restoration, Edgar Garbisch

Ocean Arks International, 1985
Sustainable Design, John Todd

Harvard GSD, 1983
The Art of Landscape- Sherry Kluesing with James Turrell, Alan Sonfist.