Climate, plant response and development of dunes on barrier beaches along the U.S. east coast

  title={Climate, plant response and development of dunes on barrier beaches along the U.S. east coast},
  author={Paul J. Godfrey},
  journal={International Journal of Biometeorology},
  • P. Godfrey
  • Published 1 September 1977
  • Environmental Science
  • International Journal of Biometeorology
In recent years, the U.S. National Park Service has taken responsibility for eight National Seashores along the East and Gulf Coasts and has been supporting research aimed at an understanding of natural processes, human effects, and management techniques that will accomplish various goals related to public use. The importance of developing management approaches, including dune stabilization, consistent with goals of individual Seashores and in keeping with natural dune dynamics, has become… 

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  • O. DuránL. Moore
  • Environmental Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 2013
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