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Vulnerability Of Wetlands To Coastal Changes. A Methodological Approach With Application To The Ebro Delta

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/ECO010571

Volume

46

Pages

10

Published

2001

Size

1,231 kb

Copyright

WIT Press

Author(s)

H.I. Valdemoro, J.A. Jiménez & A. Sánchez-Arcilla

Abstract

Vulnerability of wetlands to coastal changes. A methodological approach with application to the Ebro delta H.I. Valdemoro, J. A. Jimenez & A. Sanchez-Arcilla Laboratori d'Enginyeria Maritima, ETSECCPB, Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain. Abstract Coastal wetlands are landscape units of very high environmental value, which are frequent along low-lying coasts, in spite of their highly valued "functions", they have been strongly reduced and degraded by human activities, leading to a clear loss of goods/services and characteristic attributes such as biodiversity. This situation forces us to make progress towards more sustainable management approaches for these coastal environments, which, in turn, requires the existence of quantitative tools to assess their vulnerability due to natural and/or human- induced processes. In this work, a framework to analyse and quantify the vulnerability of coastal wetlands to decadal time-scale coastal dynamics is presented. Th

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