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On the Ecological Impacts of Beach Nourishments

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Dutch title: Impact van zandsuppleties op het ecosysteem - 1e fase
Reference no: 202.165 - KV.112.A.63
Period: April 2003 till September 2003
Status: Completed

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The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of nourishment of beaches with sand from off-shore sources. The study consists of an integrated review of available literature, put together by a consortium of expert scientists with a broad knowledge of beach ecosystems, on two major topics:

(1) the description of the Flemish beach ecosystem.
(2) a preliminary evaluation of known and possible effects of beach nourishment.
(3) identification of gaps in present knowledge on (1) and (2)
(4) drawing conclusions and giving advise for future research.

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  • Speybroeck, J.; Degraer, S.; Vincx, M. (2003). Ecologische monitoring kustverdedigingsproject Oostende (fase 1): eindrapport. Universiteit Gent. Vakgroep Biologie, sectie Mariene Biologie: Gent. 47 pp., more

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