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Restoration of Coastal Dunes

by M. L. Martinez

Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management Series

Restoration of Coastal Dunes Synopsis

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.

Book Information

ISBN: 9783642334443
Publication date: 29th January 2013
Author: M. L. Martinez
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. K an imprint of Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg GmbH & Co. KG
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 347 pages
Categories: Environmental management, Conservation of the environment, Plant ecology, Regional & area planning, Geological surface processes (geomorphology), Ecological science, the Biosphere,

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