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Ecohydrological studies of dune slack vegetation at Kenfig dunes, South Wales, UK

Jones, P.S.; Farr, G.; Low, R.; Etherington, J.R.. 2017 Ecohydrological studies of dune slack vegetation at Kenfig dunes, South Wales, UK. Journal of Coastal Conservation, 21 (5). 623-630. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-017-0508-6

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Abstract/Summary

Dune slacks are important coastal sand dune habitats and seasonal changes in water levels within dune aquifers control both their formation and the specific hydrological conditions which then govern the floristic composition of their characteristic plant communities. Kenfig Dunes National Nature Reserve is one of the largest dune sites in South Wales and Southern Britain. It supports an exceptional range of dune slack communities, including most of those recognised in the British National Vegetation Classification scheme. Detailed studies of the vegetation ecology and hydrology of dune slacks reveal the important influence of hydrological variables in controlling the composition of dune slack vegetation and also valuable information on water table profile and the key factors governing the annual hydrological budget of the dune system aquifer.

Item Type: Publication - Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1007/s11852-017-0508-6
ISSN: 1400-0350
Date made live: 04 Dec 2017 14:57 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/518568

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