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Title: Vegetation colonisation processes related to a reduction in sediment supply to the coastal dune field of Maspalomas (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain)
Authors: Hernández Cordero, Antonio Ignacio 
Perez-Chacon Espino, María Emma 
Hernández Calvento, Luis Francisco 
UNESCO Clasification: 250507 Geografía física
250607 Geomorfología
Keywords: Coastline
Sedimentary deficit
Deflation surfaces
Dune vegetation
Precipitation
Issue Date: 2006
Journal: Journal of Coastal Research 
Abstract: The coastal dune field of Maspalomas (Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, Spain) has undergone a considerable transformation as a result of tourist-related activities over recent decades. The environmental consequences of these activities include the reduction of sedimentary contributions. This is, due in part to the presence of buildings forming a barrier which prevent sediments from reaching the interior of the system, and to an increase in vegetation colonisation. This article examines the relationship between the formation of deflation surfaces, as a result of the sedimentary deficit, and the evolution of vegetation colonisation between 1996 and 2004.The results obtained indicate that the increase in vegetation coverage is linked to the formation of deflation surfaces, provided that this phenomenon also coincides with precipitation figures above the annual average for the area (76.2 mm) over consecutive years.
El campo dunar costero de Maspalomas (Gran Canaria, Islas Canarias, España) ha sufrido una transformación considerable como resultado de las actividades relacionadas con el turismo durante las últimas décadas. Las consecuencias ambientales de estas actividades incluyen la reducción de aportes sedimentarios. Esto se debe en parte a la presencia de edificaciones que forman una barrera que evita que los sedimentos lleguen al interior del sistema, y ​​al aumento de la colonización de la vegetación. En este artículo se examina la relación entre la formación de superficies deflacionistas, como resultado del déficit sedimentario, y la evolución de la colonización de la vegetación entre 1996 y 2004. Los resultados obtenidos indican que el aumento de la cobertura vegetal está vinculado a la formación de superficies deflacionistas.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10553/71092
ISSN: 0749-0208
Source: Journal of Coastal Research [ISSN 0749-0208], n. 48, p. 69-76
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