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Coastal dunes : ecology and conservation : with 33 tables

Author: M Luisa Martínez
Publisher: Berlin [u.a.] : Springer, 2004.
Series: Ecological studies, vol. 171
Edition/Format:   Print book : German

In this book, coastal dune specialists from tropical and temperate latitudes cover a wide set of topics, including: geomorphology, community dynamics, ecophysiology, biotic interactions and  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Kongress
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: M Luisa Martínez
ISBN: 3540408290 9783540408291
OCLC Number: 231983743
Description: XXIV, 386 S. : Ill., graph. Darst.
Contents: I What are Sand Dunes?1. A perspective on coastal dunes. By Martinez ML, Psuty NP and Lubke RA2. The coastal foredune: a morphological basis for regional coastal dune development. By Psuty NP3. Coastal dunes in the tropics and temperate regions: location, formation, morphology and vegetation processes. By Hesp PA II The Flora and Fauna of Sanddunes4. Temperate zone coastal dunes. By Wiedemann AM and Pickart AJ 5. Vegetation dynamics and succession in sand dunes of the eastern coasts of Africa. By Lubke RA6. Coastal dune slacks. By Grootjans AP, Adema EB, Bekker RM and Lammerts EJ7. Coastal dune forest rehabilitation: a case study on rodent and bird assemblages in northern KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. By van Aarde RJ, Wassenaar TD, Niemand L, Knowles T and Ferreira S III Living in a Stressful Environment8. Burial of plants as a selective force in sand dunes. By Maun MA9. Physiological characteristics of coastal dune pioneer species from the Eastern Cape, South Africa, in relation to stress and disturbance. By Ripley BS and Pammenter NW10. Plant functional types in coastal dune habitats. By Garcia Novo F, Diaz Barradas MC, Zunzunegui M, Garcia Mora R and Gallego Fernandez JB IV Biotic Interactions11. Arbuscular mycorrhizas in coastal sand dunes. By Koske RE, Gemma JN, Corkidi L, Siguenza C and Rincon E12. The role of algal mats on community succession in dunes and dune slacks. By Vazquez G13. Plant-plant interactions in coastal sand dunes. By Martinez ML and Garcia-Franco JG14. Ant-Plant interactions: their seasonal variation and effects on plant fitness. By Rico-Gray V, Oliveira PS, Parra-Tabla V, Cuautle M and Diaz-Castelazo CV Environmental Problems and Conservation15. Environmental problems and restoration measures in coastal sand dunes inthe Netherlands. By Kooijman AM16. The costs of our coasts: examples of dynamic dune management from western Europe. By van der Meulen F, Bakker TWM and Houston JA17. Animal life in sand dunes: from exploitation and prosecution to protection and monitoring. By Baeyens G and Martinez ML18. Coastal vegetation as indicators for conservation. By Espejel I, Ahumada B, Cruz Y and Heredia A19. A case study of conservation and management of tropical sand dune systems: La Mancha-El Llano. By Moreno-Casasola P20. European coastal dunes: ecological values, threats, opportunities and policy development. By Heslenfeld P, Jungerius PD and Klijn JA VI The Coastal Dune Paradox: Conservation vs. Exploitation?21. The fragility and conservation of the world's coastal dunes: geomorphological, ecological and socioeconomic perspectives. By Martinez ML, Maun MA and Psuty NP
Series Title: Ecological studies, vol. 171
Responsibility: M.L. Martínez ... (ed.).


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