Thirteen. Local, Short-Term Care (<1000 m2; <10 years)

  1. Andrew Warren

Published Online: 27 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118295786.ch13

Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History

Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History

How to Cite

Warren, A. (2013) Local, Short-Term Care (<1000 m2; <10 years), in Dunes: Dynamics, Morphology, History, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118295786.ch13

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 27 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 20 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444339697

Online ISBN: 9781118295786



  • beach nourishment;
  • coastal dunes;
  • deserts;
  • dunes;
  • sand fences;
  • semi-arid areas;
  • stabilised dunes


This chapter talks about dunes in deserts, stabilised dunes in semi-arid areas, and coastal dunes. On the desert margins, the principles of dune fixation are much the same as those in temperate coastal dunes (shortly), albeit with other sand-fixing species. The technical solutions, however, may differ. As on coastal dunes, sand fences are a widely used technique but not, as in very arid areas, simply to keep sand from drifting, but also to ‘nurse’ plantations before they are themselves able to act as a protection. Beach ‘nourishment’ (taking sand, from older dune sand inland or from offshore, and adding it to the beach) is now widely deployed in attempts to maintain coastal systems (beaches and dunes).