Pattern and process in coastal dune vegetations
Acta botanica neerlandica , Volume 20 - Issue 1 p. 191- 198
A survey is given of types of pattern in the dunes: band-type, ribbon-type and lattice-type patterns. Examples are given on various pattern scales. The main processes in dune ecosystems are mentioned. The influences of animals and men, especially trampling and rabbit grazing, are discussed. The relations between pattern and process and the integration within ecosystems are discussed. An example of a quantitative approach of these relations is given.
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