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By Luisa M Martínez, Juan B. Gallego-Fernández, Patrick A. Hesp

The regularly becoming human inhabitants alongside the world’s coasts will exacerbate the influence of human actions on all coastal environments. recovery actions will hence develop into more and more very important. particularly, sandy seashores and coastal dunes would require major recovery efforts simply because they're most well-liked websites for human payment, business and concrete improvement and tourism.

With this e-book specialists within the box current a complete evaluate of recovery stories and actions, the place ‘successful’ and ‘failed’ experiences or ways from around the globe are contrasted and in comparison. a big asset the e-book presents is a compendium of experiences exhibiting that coastal dune recovery has many definitions and hence ends up in many various activities.

This quantity addresses people with an curiosity in conservation ecology and biology, coastal dune dynamics and geomorphology, and coastal administration who're looking info at the varied options for coastal dune recovery utilized in numerous areas of the area. eventually, it will likely be a worthwhile source for coastal scientists and planners, in addition to for neighborhood and country officers, citizens of coastal groups, environmental advocates and developers.

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Biodegradable fences can be used to create an initial dune ridge while avoiding the long-term hazard to fauna and diminishing the human footprint in the landscape (Miller et al. 2001). Interference with movement of fauna can also be reduced by employing fences in configurations that create cross-shore corridors, either by leaving short gaps in longer sections of fence or deploying fences as short sections oriented transverse to shore and to prevailing winds. Sand-trapping fences are often used to control visitor traffic, resulting in dunes with unnatural shapes.

Under most of the modern-day scenarios of rising sea level and diminished sediment supply, both natural and human-induced, the result is an eroding shoreline, a narrowing beach, and an attenuation of coastal dunes on the beach profile (Bird 1985; Nicholls et al. 2007). Whereas the concept of restoration may apply to any component of the evolving coastal system as it is responding to the impetus of the environmental drivers, the focus of this paper is the variety of natural and cultural actions that affect restoration of the coastal foredune (Fig.

3 Using Sand Fences Fencing materials include canes and tree branches inserted directly into the sand and wooden slats, plastic, and jute fabric attached to fence posts. Using sand fences with different characteristics and configurations can result in considerable variety in foredune topography and vegetation. Straight fences placed parallel to the shore appear to provide the most economical method of building protective dunes (CERC 1984; Miller et al. 2001). Zig-zag fences can create wider dunes with more undulating crest lines and more gently sloping dune faces that are closer to the shapes of natural dunes (Snyder and Pinet 1981).

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