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Title: Long-term human impacts on the coast of La Graciosa, Canary Islands
Authors: Santana Cordero, A.
Monteiro Quintana, María Luisa 
Hernández Calvento, Luis 
Pérez-Chacón Espino, Emma
García Romero, Leví 
UNESCO Clasification: 250507 Geografía física
Keywords: Alteration
Canary Islands
Historical ecology
Historical land uses
La Graciosa, et al
Issue Date: 2016
Journal: Land Degradation and Development 
Abstract: Global change is affecting coastal areas and leading them to degradation. This is severe in sand dunes and sand plains, because they are very fragile ecosystems. The objective of this paper is to characterize the relationship between the historical land uses and the aeolian sedimentary dynamics in an arid coastal system, the island of La Graciosa (Canary Islands) since the second half of the 18th century. The methodology is based on the interpretation of historical documents, aerial photographs and oral testimonies to characterize the changes in the island, in terms of both land use and aeolian geomorphology. The results suggest the existence of six stages during which the intensity of human pressure on the environment changed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/52578
ISSN: 1085-3278
DOI: 10.1002/ldr.2369
Source: Land Degradation and Development[ISSN 1085-3278],v. 27, p. 479-489
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