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Radioecology of temperate coastal sand dunes: A synthesis

Wood, M.D.; Beresford, N.A.; Barnett, C.L.; Copplestone, D.. 2011 Radioecology of temperate coastal sand dunes: A synthesis. [Lecture] In: Radioecology & Environmental Radioactivity - Environment & Nuclear Renaissance, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada, 19 - 24 June 2011. Hamilton, Ontario, McMaster University.

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Abstract/Summary

Temperate coastal sand dunes are amongst the most dynamic landscapes on earth, their evolution being mediated by both climatic and environmental conditions. Formed at the interface between terrestrial and aquatic environments, these biodiversity-rich ecosystems are a valuable resource that deliver a range ecosystem services (the benefits people derive from ecosystems). Sand dune ecosystem services include agricultural products, storm protection through coastal defence, river water purification and tourism. Sustainable delivery of these ecosystem services is dependent on the maintenance of the structure and function of these ecosystems. In combination with conservation legislation that protects certain dune biota, there is clear justification for minimising anthropogenic impacts on these coastal sand dunes.

Item Type: Publication - Conference Item (Lecture)
Programmes: CEH Topics & Objectives 2009 onwards > Biogeochemistry > BGC Topic 3 - Managing Threats to Environment and Health > BGC - 3.2 - Provide the evidence base for setting Environment Quality Standards ...
CEH Sections: Shore
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Extended abstract
Additional Keywords: radioecology
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Date made live: 03 Aug 2011 15:23
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/14667

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