Sand Dune Conservation, Management and Restoration by J. Patrick DoodySand Dune Conservation, Management and Restoration by J. Patrick Doody

Sand Dune Conservation, Management and Restoration

byJ. Patrick Doody

Paperback | October 15, 2014

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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.

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

Title:Sand Dune Conservation, Management and RestorationFormat:PaperbackDimensions:306 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.17 inPublished:October 15, 2014Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:9401781257

ISBN - 13:9789401781251

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Table of Contents

Preface.-  1. Introduction.-  2. Human Occupation, Use and Abuse.- 3. Nature Conservation - Policy and Procedures.- 4. Physical States and Values - Beaches/Foredune.- 5. Vegetated States and Values -Inland Dune.- 6. Trends and Trade-offs - Beaches/Foredune.- 7. Trends and Trade-offs - Inland Vegetated Dune.- 8. Alien Plant Invasion.- 9. Management and Restoration - Applying Best Practice.- 10. Integrated Action - Golf Course Management.- 11. Integrated Action - Machair, Human History and Nature Intertwined.- 12. Present Threats and Future Prospects.- Index.

Editorial Reviews

From the book reviews:"The book focuses on dune systems in the northern hemisphere, with case studies from across Europe and North America, as well as consideration of southern hemisphere analogues. . Each chapter stands alone, with its own reference list, and the text is accompanied by useful color images and diagrams. This book will be a useful reference for professionals working in land management and conservation of sand dunes, as well as students and academics interested in dynamic systems." (Sarah Taylor, The Bulletin Your Magazine From The British Ecological Society, Vol. 45 (2), June, 2014)