Coastal Dune Management: Shared Experience of European Conservation Practice

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John Houston, Paul J. Rooney, Sally E. Edmondson
Liverpool University Press, 2001 - Nature - 458 pages
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From the Middle Ages to the present day legal instruments and management practices have been employed to control sand movement, build sand dykes and find uses for the 'wastelands'. The high natural values of dunes were largely ignored. In recent years a new European view has emerged, an approach that respects the value of dune systems to society as natural sea defences, wildlife refuges and recreational areas. This volume addresses the key issues for coastal dune conservation in the early twenty-first century based on the shared experience of practical dune management in northwest Europe.
 

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Contents

Longterm geomorphological changes and how they may affect
17
A LIFEICZM demonstration project for Irish beaches and sand dunes
24
a case study
34
Comparative characteristics of old and new generations of Curonian
41
The development of a green beach on the Sefton Coast
48
Expected positive effects of shoreface nourishment on the vegetation
59
a comparative management study
65
Grazing as a management tool and the constraints of the agricultural
80
a review of protection
227
the findings of
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a conservation strategy for the sand
243
Towards best practice in the sustainable management of sand dune
255
Management of the Ainsdale dunes on the Sefton Coast
262
Management for golf and nature on the Sefton Coast
271
preparation of the
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theory and practice
302

Rabbit grazing and rabbit counting Marijke Drees and Han Olff
86
Donkey diet in a Flemish coastal dune area in the first year of grazing
95
Using behaviours to identify rabbit impacts on dune vegetation
108
The management of coastal sand dune woodland for red squirrels
117
A GIS study of breeding bird habitats in the Flemish coastal dunes
128
Predation of the sand lizard Lacerta agilis by the domestic cat Felis
140
Bryophyte conservation in the management of dune systems
155
The spatial and temporal effects of grazing on the species diversity
161
a restoration project in
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working with people
177
Golf courses as catalysts for conservation of coastal habitats
192
Military land use sand dunes and nature conservation in the
199
Public perception of nature management on a sand dune system
206
Dune management and communication with local inhabitants
219
Synopsis of the Flemish coastal dune conservation policy
316
networking areas people
326
a basis for future management
332
The evolution of Newborough Warren dune system with particular
345
Costbenefit analysis of various orthophoto scales in the evaluation
380
The flora of the Flemish coastal dunes Belgium in a changing
393
Water resources management of the Sefton Coast
402
Noninvasive investigation of water table and structures in coastal
408
Comprehensive and effective recording of edaphic characteristics
418
Monitoring the changing ecology of sand dunes at Gear Sands SSSI
429
Spatial data collection methods in dynamic environments
439
Modelling the habitat of the Grayling butterfly Hipparchia semele L
445
APPENDIX
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About the author (2001)

John Houston is the Coastal Strategy Officer for Sefton Council. Paul Rooney and Sally Edmondson lecture at Liverpool Hope University College.

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