© 2013

Restoration of Coastal Dunes

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


  • The first book that deals with coastal dune restoration from a global perspective

  • Written by experts

  • Includes a glossary explaining relevant terms


Part of the Springer Series on Environmental Management book series (SSEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. M. Luisa Martínez, Patrick A. Hesp, Juan B. Gallego-Fernández
    Pages 1-14
  3. Restoring Foredunes

  4. Restoring Inland Coastal Dunes: Dunefields and Wetslacks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 105-105
    2. Sebastiaan M. Arens, Quirinus L. Slings, Luc H. W. T. Geelen, Harrie G. J. M. Van der Hagen
      Pages 107-124
    3. J. C. Muñoz-Reinoso, C. Saavedra Azqueta, I. Redondo Morales
      Pages 145-158
    4. Alicia Teresa Rosario Acosta, Tommaso Jucker, Irene Prisco, Riccardo Santoro
      Pages 187-198
    5. Patricia Moreno-Casasola, M. Luisa Martínez, Gonzalo Castillo-Campos, Adolfo Campos
      Pages 217-233
    6. Ab P. Grootjans, Bikila S. Dullo, Annemieke M. Kooijman, Renée M. Bekker, Camiel Aggenbach
      Pages 235-253
    7. Hugo López-Rosas, Patricia Moreno-Casasola, Fabiola López-Barrera, Lorena E. Sánchez-Higueredo, Verónica E. Espejel-González, Judith Vázquez
      Pages 255-269
  5. The Costs of Coastal Dune Restoration and Ecosystem Services

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271

About this book


The continuously growing human population along the world’s coasts will exacerbate the impact of human activities on all coastal environments. Restoration activities will therefore become increasingly important. In particular, sandy shores and coastal dunes will require significant restoration efforts because they are preferred sites for human settlement, industrial and urban development and tourism.

With this book experts in the field present a comprehensive review of restoration studies and activities, where ‘successful’ and ‘failed’ studies or approaches from around the world are contrasted and compared. A major asset the book provides is a compendium of studies showing that coastal dune restoration has many definitions and thus leads to many different actions.

This volume addresses those with an interest in conservation ecology and biology, coastal dune dynamics and geomorphology, and coastal management who are seeking information on the different strategies for coastal dune restoration applied in different regions of the world. Finally, it will be a valuable resource for coastal scientists and planners, as well as for local and state officials, residents of coastal communities, environmental advocates and developers.


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Editors and affiliations

  • M. Luisa Martínez
    • 1
  • Juan B. Gallego-Fernández
    • 2
  • Patrick A. Hesp
    • 3
  1. 1., Red de Ecología FunctionalInstituto de Ecología, A.C.XalapaMexico
  2. 2., Departamento de Biología y EcologíaUniversidad de SevillaSevillaSpain
  3. 3.School of the Environment, Faculty of Science and EngineeringFlinders UniversityAdelaideAustralia

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