The biology of coastal sand dunes
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M. Anwar Maun
|Oxford [etc.] : Oxford University Press|
|XIV, 265 p ill|
|Trefwoorden (cab)||duinen / kusten / plantenecologie / kustplantengemeenschappen / mycorrhizaschimmels / ammophila / zeespiegelschommelingen / terrestrische ecosystemen|
|Terrestrische ecologie / Plantenecologie|
|Toelichting||Description Coastal zones are becoming increasingly topical (and politically sensitive) as they face relentless pressures from urban expansion, recreational development and sea level rise due to climate change. This timely book provides a comprehensive introduction to the formation, dynamics, maintenance and perpetuation of coastal sand dune systems. It describes the interactions between living organisms and the physical processes of geomorphology, with particular emphasis on conservation and management issues due to this habitat's increasingly endangered status. A global range of examples enhance the book's international appeal, which also includes coverage of the latest methods/techniques and experimental approaches with suggestions for student-based field studies and projects.|