Response of three plant communities to trampling in a sand dune system in brittany (france).

  title={Response of three plant communities to trampling in a sand dune system in brittany (france).},
  author={Servane Lemauviel and Françoise Roz{\'e}},
  journal={Environmental management},
  volume={31 2},
Dunes that are protected because of their very rich and diverse plant communities are often exposed to excessive visitor pressure. The effects of trampling on the habitat must be known from a conservation viewpoint but also are important for management. To determine the response of plant assemblages to trampling by people, an experimental study was conducted on the state-owned dunes at Quiberon (Brittany, France). Indices of resistance and resilience were used to compare three typical plant… CONTINUE READING

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