Springer Series on Environmental Management

Restoration of Coastal Dunes

Editors: Martínez, Luisa M, Gallego-Fernández, Juan B., Hesp, Patrick A. (Eds.)

  • The first book that deals with coastal dune restoration from a global perspective
  • Written by experts
  • Includes a glossary explaining relevant terms
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About this book

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.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • Coastal Dunes: Human Impact and Need for Restoration

    Martínez, M. Luisa (et al.)

    Pages 1-14

  • Foredune Restoration in Urban Settings

    Nordstrom, Karl F. (et al.)

    Pages 17-31

  • Restoration of Coastal Foredunes, a Geomorphological Perspective: Examples from New York and from New Jersey, USA

    Psuty, Norbert P. (et al.)

    Pages 33-47

  • Natural Plant Diversity Development on a Man-Made Dune System

    Vestergaard, Peter

    Pages 49-66

  • Restoration of Foredunes and Transgressive Dunefields: Case Studies from New Zealand

    Hesp, Patrick A. (et al.)

    Pages 67-92

Buy this book

eBook $159.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-33445-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-33444-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Restoration of Coastal Dunes
Editors
  • Luisa M Martínez
  • Juan B. Gallego-Fernández
  • Patrick A. Hesp
Series Title
Springer Series on Environmental Management
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-33445-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-33445-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-33444-3
Series ISSN
0172-6161
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 347
Number of Illustrations and Tables
61 b/w illustrations, 38 illustrations in colour
Topics