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Conservation of dune systems: contributions from morphodynamics and vegetation ecology
Lomba, Â.; Granja, H.M.; Honrado, J.; Favennec, J.; Vidal-Romaní, J. (2005). Conservation of dune systems: contributions from morphodynamics and vegetation ecology, in: Herrier, J.-L. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings 'Dunes and Estuaries 2005': International Conference on nature restoration practices in European coastal habitats, Koksijde, Belgium 19-23 September 2005. VLIZ Special Publication, 19: pp. 633-635
In: Herrier, J.-L. et al. (Ed.) (2005). Proceedings 'Dunes and Estuaries 2005': International Conference on nature restoration practices in European coastal habitats, Koksijde, Belgium 19-23 September 2005. VLIZ Special Publication, 19. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. XIV, 685 pp., more
In: VLIZ Special Publication. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. ISSN 1377-0950, more

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Document type: Conference paper

Keywords
    Abdomen; Plant communities; Marine

Authors  Top 
  • Lomba, Â.
  • Granja, H.M.
  • Honrado, J.
  • Favennec, J.
  • Vidal-Romaní, J.

Abstract
    Coastal areas are extremely dynamic and sensitive systems which undergo geomorphological changes that reflect the conservation status of both aeolian forms and plant communities. Recently, several studies have been performed in order to correlate aeolian forms (as the landscape supporting framework) and associated vegetation complexes. Evidence shows that a close relationship exists between dune vegetation and coastal dune types, supporting the idea that they can be used as the background for bioindication models of erosion and stability in the coastal zone. In this paper, we discuss results from recent studies and identify the main indicators of coastal processes and related dynamics. We stress that coastal planning and management require integrated studies, including the knowledge from several scientific approaches.

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