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|Title:||Dune formation and stabilization by vegetation and plantings|
|Authors:||University of Florida. Dept. of Botany|
United States. Army. Office of the Chief of Engineers
Davis, John H.
Sand dune plants
|Publisher:||United States, Beach Erosion Board|
Engineer Research and Development Center (U.S.)
|Series/Report no.:||Technical memorandum (United States. Beach Erosion Board) ; no. 101.|
From the Introduction: Ample experience in the United States and Europe shows that plantings and management of extant vegetation are effective in promoting dune formation and stabilization of dunes. Dunes may form, of course, with or without plant life; however, where the climate of the coastal region is conducive to plant growth, the plants play an active role in the development and eventual stabilization of dune formations. Dune stabilization by plant life is effected particularly by the underground parts of the plant holding the material; however, the aerial parts are also important as they increase the surface roughness of the land form and thereby affect the movement of sand by winds. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the effectiveness of various plants in dune formation and stabilization.
|Appears in Collections:||Technical Memorandum|