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Dry Coastal Ecosystems: General Aspects

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Series: Ecosystems of the World Volume: 2C

Edited By: E van der Maarel

713 pages, B/w photos, figs, tabs, col maps


Hardback | Dec 1997 | #67897 | ISBN: 0444823670
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In this general part, specific contributions on the physiography and landscape ecology of dry coastal ecosystems have been collected, as well as chapters on particular ecosystems of dunes and cliffs. An important aspect of coastal ecology is the influence of critical environmental factors and the dynamics of dry coastal ecosystems. Therefore a special section is included on these aspects, with a particular emphasis on spatial and temporal variation in the dune landscape.


Contents Preface. List of Contributors. Contents of Volume 2A. Contents of Volume 2B. Section XII. Physiography and Landscape Ecology. Chapter 1. General Features of the Coastline (E.C.F. Bird). Chapter 2. Physiography of Beaches and Coastal Dunes (D. Eisma). Chapter 3. Physiography of Coastal Cliffs (V.J. May). Chapter 4. Origin and Physiography of Coastal Karst (A.-Z. Lovric). Chapter 5. Organic and Physical Dune Building (J.S. Olson with the collaboration of E. van der Maarel). Chapter 6. Coastal Landscapes, Coastal Systems and Coast Types (J.S. Olson and E. van der Maarel). Section XIII. Biogeography. Chapter 7. Origin and Evolution of Dry Coastal Ecosystems (A.-Z. Lovric). Chapter 8. Intraspecific variation in European Coastal Plant Species (J. Akeroyd). Chapter 9. Biogeographic features of dry coastal ecosystems (E. van der Maarel, M. van der Maarel-Versluys). Section XIV. Ecosystem Differentiation. Chapter 10. Differentiation of Dry Coastal Ecosystems (E. van der Maarel). Chapter 11. Lichen and Moss Communities on Rocky Coasts (A. Pentecost). Chapter 12. Herbaceous Vegetation of Sea Cliffs (F.B. Goldsmith). Chapter 13. Communities of Loamy Cliffs (V.J. May). Chapter 14. Woody Communities of Rocky Coasts (A.-Z. Lovric). Chapter 15. Communities of Coastal Caves, Gorges and Screes (A.-Z. Lovric). Chapter 16. Communities of Sand and Shingle Beaches (R.E. Randall, G. Scott). Chapter 17. Communities of Dune Slacks (L.A. Boorman et al.). Chapter 18. Communities of Dune Lakes (P. Leentvaar). Chapter 19. Dune Grasslands (L.A. Boorman, E. van der Maarel). Chapter 20. Dune Scrub and Woodland (E. van der Maarel). Chapter 21. Animal Communities in a Dutch Dunes (G.J. de Bruyn). Chapter 22. Critical Environmental Factors in Dry Coastal Ecosystems (L. Kumler). Section XV. Pattern and Process. Chapter 23. Influence of Salt Spray on Dry Coastal Vegetation (A.J.C. Malloch). Chapter 24. Nitrogen Fixation in Dry Coastal Ecosystems (L. Kumler). Chapter 25. Dynamic Plant Ecology of Braunton Burrows, Southwestern England (J.F. Hope-Simpson). Chapter 26. Pattern and Process in the Dune System of the Do#ana National Park, Southwestern Spain (F. Garca Novo, J. Merino). Chapter 27. Environmental Dynamics and Vegetation Differentiation in a Mexican Gulf Coast Dune Area (P. Moreno-Casasola). Chapter 28. Ecosystem Dynamics in Coastal Dunes of Eastern Australia (R.L. Specht). Chapter 29. Dune Zonation on Fraser Island, Queensland (M.M. Barson). Chapter 30. Coastal Dunes: Pattern and Process, Zonation and Succession (E. van der Maarel). Section XVI. Exploitation and Conservation. Chapter 31. Recreational use of Dry Coastal Areas (E. van der Maarel, M.B. Usher). Chapter 32. Mining in Dry Coastal Areas (D. Eisma). Chapter 33. Dune Water Catchment in The Netherlands (F. van der Meulen with the collaboration of F.R.M. Naber). Chapter 34. Conservation of Dry Coastal Ecosystems (M.B. Usher, S.N. Priest). Chapter 35. The Multiple Use of Dry Coastal Ecosystems (E. van der Maarel). Appendix: Glossary of terms. Systematic list of genera. Systematic index. General index. Author index.

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