Desarrollo dunar y potencial de restauración dunar en sistemas playa-duna del litoral catalán

A practical and functional tool for decision making on the management of dune systems of developed coasts is presented. Three check list indexes are developed with the objective of assessing the different parts that describe and determine dune development (ecological and morphological status of dunes, beach potential to host dunes, and management in beach-dune systems), and establishing a forth index that quantify the dune restoration potential of each beach. The application of the indexes proposed in this research allowed to classify beaches of Catalonia in 4 categories according to the most suitable management measures: dune rehabilitation, dune restoration, dune conservation, and maintenance and rehabilitation of incipient dunes. The results verify that most of studied beaches present high values in dune restoration potential index, which corresponds to urban and urbanized touristic beaches ​
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