Sand Dune Conservation, Management and Restoration

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Springer Science & Business Media, Sep 17, 2012 - Science - 306 pages

This book deals with the development of temperate coastal sand dunes and the way these have been influenced by human activity. The different states in which the habitat exists both for the beach/foredune and inland dune are reviewed against the pressures exerted upon them. Options for management are considered and the likely consequences of taking a particular course of action highlighted. These options include traditional approaches to the conservation and management of wildlife and landscapes as well as habitat restoration. The way the value of the areas changes under different management regimes is considered mainly from an environmental perspective. Consideration is given to new approaches to management and restoration including adopting a more dynamic approach.

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This book will be of interest to academics, students and professionals concerned with policy formulation and /or actively managing coastal areas.

 

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Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction
1
Chapter 2 Human Occupation Use and Abuse
37
Chapter 3 Nature Conservation Policy and Procedures
65
Chapter 4 Physical States and Values BeachForedune
85
Chapter 5 Vegetated States and Values Inland Dune
101
Chapter 6 Trends and Tradeoffs BeachForedune
126
Chapter 7 Trends and Tradeoffs Inland Vegetated Dune
149
Chapter 8 Alien Plant Invasion
177
Chapter 9 Management and Restoration Applying Best Practice
201
Chapter 10 Integrated Action Golf Course Management
240
Chapter 11 Integrated Action Machair Human History and Nature Intertwined
257
Chapter 12 Present Threats and Future Prospects
277
Index
298
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