Vegetated dune and swale formation on barrier islands

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Abstract

Occasionally, new dunes and swales (primary dune slacks) develop on the Wadden islands. Often, this is related to sand banks welding to the shore. The formation of these dune areas affects biodiversity, sediment exchange, and coastal defence by acting as buffer during storms.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Event13th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium 'An integrated approach to emerging challenges in a World Heritage Site' -
Duration: 22 Nov 201223 Nov 2012

Conference

Conference13th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium 'An integrated approach to emerging challenges in a World Heritage Site'
Period22/11/1223/11/12

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Keywords

  • duneland
  • geological sedimentation
  • coastal areas
  • simulation models
  • duneland plants

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de Groot, A. V., Berendse, F., Riksen, M. J. P. M., Baas, A., Slim, P. A., van Dobben, H. F., & Stroosnijder, L. (2012). Vegetated dune and swale formation on barrier islands. Poster session presented at 13th International Scientific Wadden Sea Symposium 'An integrated approach to emerging challenges in a World Heritage Site', .