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Ecological Studies

Coastal Dunes

Ecology and Conservation

Editors: Martínez, M. L., Psuty, Norbert P. (Eds.)

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Coastal dunes occur in almost every latitude - from tropical to polar - and have been substantially altered by human activities. Many are already severely and irreversibly degraded. Although these ecosystems have been studied for a long time (as early as 1835), there has been a strong emphasis on the mid-latitude dune systems and a lack of attention given to the tropics where, unfortunately, much of the modern exploitation and coastal development for tourism is occurring.

This book brings together coastal dune specialists from tropical and temperate latitudes, which together cover a wide set of topics, including: geomorphology, community dynamics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions and environmental problems and conservation. A major product of this book is a set of 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.

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"This book had its origin in a session at the International Botanical Congress in Missouri (1999), when it was agreed to produce a peer-reviewed book on coastal sand dunes … . There is a great deal of good information in this book, with each of the chapters having an extensive list of references. Gaps in knowledge are identified and recommendations made for future research. … The book has good taxonomic and general indexes … . Diagrams, graphs and tables are well reproduced … ." (Janet Sprent, Bulletin of the British Ecological Society, 2005)


Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Coastal Dunes
Book Subtitle
Ecology and Conservation
Editors
  • M. L. Martínez
  • Norbert P. Psuty
Series Title
Ecological Studies
Series Volume
171
Copyright
2004
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-74002-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-74002-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-40829-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-74001-8
Series ISSN
0070-8356
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 388
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