Erosion and Management in Coastal Dunes

  • Silvia Cristina Marcomini
  • Ruben Alvaro López
Part of the Coastal Research Library book series (COASTALRL, volume 1000)


This chapter summarizes the concepts of geomorphology and ecology in coastal dunes and analyzes the environmental variables that regulate its functioning, development and evolution. It also discusses the responses to global and local climate change at different scales of time (from years to centuries) and their response in the geomorphological and ecological conditions.

Then we synthesized the action of man in modifying coastal dunes and the causes and consequences that lead to alterations in the coastal dynamics, enhancing the erosion phenomenon.

Finally, we show and discuss appropriate management strategies for coastal dunes and raised suitable methodologies for coastal protection, beach remediation and reconstruction of the foredune.


Coastal Dune Salt Spray Dune Field Dune Ridge Littoral Drift 
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This work was funded by grants received from the University of Buenos Aires, X129, X709 and W371.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Cristina Marcomini
    • 1
  • Ruben Alvaro López
    • 1
  1. 1.Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales, Departamento de GeologíaUniversidad de Buenos AiresBuenos AiresArgentina

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