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Coastal Dune Restoration: Trends and Perspectives

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Autor: M. Luisa Martínez, Patrick A. Hesp and Juan B. Gallego-Fernández
Coordinador/Director: Martínez, María Luisa
Departamento: Universidad de Sevilla. Departamento de Biología Vegetal y Ecología
Fecha: 2013
Publicado en: Restoration of Coastal Dunes
ISBN/ISSN: 978-3-642-33444-3
Tipo de documento: Capítulo de Libro
Resumen: Sandy coasts are distributed worldwide and they are all heterogeneous ecosystems in terms of morphology, vegetation, and dynamics. Psammophytes are common in these environments. Besides these widespread attributes, sandy beaches and coastal dunes also share the intense impact of humans. Because of their privileged location at the coast, they are preferred sites for urban and maritime development, destinations for tourists, and locations for many other human activities. Thus, over the years (but especially during the last few decades) many of the previously natural dunescapes have been lost to urban, tourist, and industrial developments. Furthermore, a recurring problem of many coastal dune systems is over-stabilization, which is mostly the result of human actions. The urgent need to preserve the natural and valuable coastal dune remnants and, as much as possible, restore those that have been degraded, is evident. There are many different and contrasting actions that have been followed...
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Cita: M. Luisa Martínez, P.A.H.a.J.B.G. (2013). Coastal Dune Restoration: Trends and Perspectives. En M.L. Martínez (Ed.), Restoration of Coastal Dunes (pp. 323-339). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
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Formato: PDF


DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33445-0_20

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