Restoration of Coastal Dunes

In: Martinez ML, Gallego-Fernandez JB, Hesp PA (eds) Restoration of coastal dunes, Chap. 9, this volume. Springer, Berlin Nordstrom KF, Jackson NL (2012) Foredune restoration in urban settings. In: Martinez ML, Gallego-Femandez JB, ...

Author: Luisa M Martínez

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783642334450

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 347

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The continuously growing human population along the world’s coasts will exacerbate the impact of human activities on all coastal environments. Restoration activities will therefore become increasingly important. In particular, sandy shores and coastal dunes will require significant restoration efforts because they are preferred sites for human settlement, industrial and urban development and tourism. With this book experts in the field present a comprehensive review of restoration studies and activities, where ‘successful’ and ‘failed’ studies or approaches from around the world are contrasted and compared. A major asset the book provides is a compendium of studies showing that coastal dune restoration has many definitions and thus leads to many different actions. This volume addresses those with an interest in conservation ecology and biology, coastal dune dynamics and geomorphology, and coastal management who are seeking information on the different strategies for coastal dune restoration applied in different regions of the world. Finally, it will be a valuable resource for coastal scientists and planners, as well as for local and state officials, residents of coastal communities, environmental advocates and developers.

Coastal Dunes

In this book, coastal dune specialists from tropical and temperate latitudes cover a wide set of topics, including: geomorphology, community dynamics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions and environmental problems and conservation.

Author: M. L. Martínez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3540740015

Category: Science

Page: 388

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In this book, coastal dune specialists from tropical and temperate latitudes cover a wide set of topics, including: geomorphology, community dynamics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions and environmental problems and conservation. The book offers recommendations for future research, identifying relevant topics where detailed knowledge is still lacking. It also identifies management tools that will promote and maintain the rich diversity of the dune environments in the context of continuing coastal development.

The Biology of Coastal Sand Dunes

Hesp PA (1989). A review of biological and geomorphological processes involved in the initiation and development of incipient foredunes. In CH Gimingham, W Ritchie, BB Willetts and AJ Willis, eds, Coastal sand dunes, pp. 181–201.

Author: M. Anwar Maun

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191547096

Category: Science

Page: 265

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Coastal zones are becoming increasingly topical (and politically sensitive) as they face relentless pressures from urban expansion, recreational development, and sea level rise due to climate change. This timely book provides a comprehensive introduction to the formation, dynamics, maintenance, and perpetuation of coastal sand dune systems. It describes the interactions between living organisms and the physical processes of geomorphology. A global range of examples enhance the book's international appeal. Based on the research presented in this book, simple to complex field studies and experiments could be designed at undergraduate and graduate levels to illustrate various biological principles. This accessible book is intended for a diverse audience; as an invaluable reference for researchers who study coastal dune systems and for novice researchers requiring a sound introduction to the subject. This book is suitable for both senior undergraduate and graduate students taking courses in coastal zone management, plant ecology, restoration ecology, and conservation biology, as well as the many professional ecologists and conservation biologists requiring a concise but authoritative overview of the topic. The book also will be of relevance and use to coastal managers, planners, naturalists, and anyone pursuing a greater understanding of coastal sand dunes.

Coastal Environments

coastal dunes. Most early impacts were low-intensity agricultural activities, which Man was forced to abandon or adjust when faced with ecological and physiographic changes (Carter, 1985). Although remedial planting of vegetation and ...

Author: R. W.G. Carter

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080502144

Category: Science

Page: 617

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This original volume draws on the author's own research experiences in Ireland, Britain, France, Canada, and the United States to present a guide of coastal environments for applications of shoreline and environmental management. Topics include: long-term development of coasts, water supply and waste disposal, energy resources and coastal water management, coastal water management for recreation, coastal management of storm hazards, and managing world sea-level rise.

Ecology of Dunes Salt Marsh and Shingle

In a wider context environments for coastal organisms when cre- Géhu ( 1985 ) provides maps showing the ating vast new projects such as the Dutch coastal dunes and shingle banks of Europe , Delta scheme , and to predict the outcome of ...

Author: J.R. Packham

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 0412579804

Category: Science

Page: 335

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Summary: Discusses coastal sand dune, shingle beach, and salt marsh ecosystems, communities based upon relatively unconsolidated granular deposits which frequently rest upon solid rock or, much more rarely, on peat.

Beaches and Dunes of Developed Coasts

Coastal Engineering 1996 : Proceedings of the Twenty - fifth International Conference . New York : American Society of Civil ... Considerations for the control of house construction in coastal dunes . Coastal Zone Management Journal 12 ...

Author: Karl F. Nordstrom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521545765

Category: Science

Page: 356

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Volume on coastal management aimed at consulting engineers, research scientists, developers and students.

Coastal Dunes of California

There is a wide beach below , and a high talus containing much dune sand and well covered with vegetation , rests against the cliff , which obviously has been free from surf attack for a considerable time . The perched dunes form a ...

Author: William Skinner Cooper


ISBN: CHI:24364572

Category: Coasts

Page: 131

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Coastal Management in Australia

Coastal dunes A coastal dune is an accumulation of windblown sand immediately landward of the beach that acts as an important store of sand in the coastal sediment budget. During periods of shoreline erosion the sediment stored within ...

Author: Brian Caton

Publisher: University of Adelaide Press

ISBN: 9780980723038

Category: Social Science

Page: 342

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"The coast is one of our most valuable assets but how is it being treated and what is being done to look after it? Coastal Management in Australia is the first book to provide a comprehensive overview of this important subject. Interesting case studies are used to illustrate human impact on coastal processes as well as demonstrating the global significance of the coast and the international imperative to manage it properly. Coastal Management in Australia introduces the background to the various coastal management systems operating in Australia and illustrates these with 'real world' examples from the different states and territories. Since this book was first published yet another parliamentary inquiry has been added to some 30 years of national inquiries into coastal management, with further calls for national co-ordination. In addition, the Australian government has focused attention on the potential risks of climate change for the Australian coast. Both authors have national and international coastal expertise; significant academic teaching experience in coastal processes and coastal management; coastal planning and policy skills; and have extensive government expertise in coastal management"--Publisher's description.

Plants of the Oregon Coastal Dunes

The Oregon Coastal Dunes Sand dunes are found along the entire west coast of North America from Alaska to Lower California . They attain their greatest development along the coast of Oregon and the southern coast of Washington .

Author: Alfred M. Wiedemann


ISBN: STANFORD:36105028524077

Category: Science

Page: 120

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Plants of the Oregon Coastal Dunes offers a useful, informative guide for visitors to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area or anyone spending time on the state's remarkable beaches. The standard reference on the Oregon dunes for thirty years, this handy guide identifies those plants most likely encountered and serves as a general introduction to the ecology of dune areas. The first two sections explain the natural history of dunes and describe plant communities associated with dunes and how they change over time. The final section provides an easy-to-use key to ninety common dune plants. Each species profile includes a photograph, a detailed description, and information on habitat and range.

Coastal Sedimentary Environments

Cressy (1928) and Olson (1958) studied the sand dunes along the southern and eastern shores of Lake Michigan in Indiana and Michigan. These compare favorably with Coastal sand accumulations found anywhere in the world.

Author: R.A. Jr. Davis

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781468400564

Category: Science

Page: 420

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Richard A. Davis The zone where land and sea meet is composed of a variety of complex environ ments. The coastal areas of the world contain a large percentage of its population and are therefore of extreme economic importance. Industrial, residential, and recreational developments, as well as large urban complexes, occupy much of the coastal margin of most highly developed countries. Undoubtedly future expan sion in many undeveloped maritime countries will also be concentrated on coastal areas. Accompanying our occupation of coasts in this age of technology is a dependence on coastal environments for transportation, food, water, defense, and recreation. In order to utilize the coastal zone to its capacity, and yet not plunder its resources, we must have extensive knowledge of the complex environ ments contained along the coasts. The many environments within the coastal zone include bays, estuaries, deltas, marshes, dunes, and beaches. A tremendously broad range of conditions is represented by these environments. Salinity may range from essentially fresh water in estuaries, such as along the east coast of the United States, to extreme hypersaline lagoons, such as Laguna Madre in Texas. Coastal environments may be in excess of a hundred meters deep (fjords) or may extend several meters above sea level in the form of dunes. Some coastal environments are well protected and are not subjected to high physical energy except for occasional storms, whereas beaches and tidal inlets are continuously modified by waves and currents.