(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Vegetation dynamics on eroding to accreting beach-foredune systems, Florida panhandle

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

BITTON M.C.A. (1) ; HESP P.A. (2) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Anthropology, Louisiana State Univ., Baton Rouge, ETATS-UNIS
(2) Flinders Univ. School of the Environment, Adelaide, AUSTRALIE


Vegetation surveys were conducted on a variety of coastal foredunes in a largely natural region along the Gulf County region of the Florida panhandle. Species presence, absence and percentage cover were surveyed on 12 foredune profiles during different seasons. The vegetation data were analyzed using the Shannon–Wiener Diversity Index and Sørensen Index. Uniola sp. and Andropgon sp. were the dominant species on foredunes. It is highlighted that the observations of foredune species richness, diversity, profile similarities, and the use of ecological indices can provide excellent proxy evidence of shoreline dynamics, and in particular the degree of beach erosion and accretion


Article of periodic

published at : Earth surface processes and landforms / ISSN 0197-9337 / CODEN ESPLDB

Editor : Wiley, Chichester - ROYAUME-UNI (1981)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 38, no12 [pp. 1472-1480]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : 8 fig., 2 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17355

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