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Coastal dunes along the Marche littoral (Adriatic side of central Italy)

  • Carlo Bisci
  • Gino Cantalamessa
  • Simona Casavecchia
  • Mario Tramontana
  • Federico Spagnoli

An analysis of the main features of relict dunes and scarcely anthropized zones located along the littoral of the Marche Region is reported. The coast is strongly affected by man-made transformations mostly implemented from the ‘60s of the previous century to face beach erosion triggered by a reduction of river solid load derived from man-made interventions in the hydrographic basins. Presently, no real beach-dune still exists, but, locally, some eroded remnants can be found. The typical vegetation of dunes is very fragmented, depleted and strongly altered. Standing their extremely relevant ecologic function, it is instrumental to carry out actions aiming at preserving these relic dunal areas.

  • Keywords:
  • Dunes,
  • Coast management,
  • Littoral habitat,
  • Marche Region,
  • Adriatic Sea,
  • Dune vegetation,
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Carlo Bisci

University of Camerino, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-7701-5708

Gino Cantalamessa

University of Camerino, Italy

Simona Casavecchia

Università Politecnica delle Marche, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0003-3416-6597

Mario Tramontana

University of Urbino Carlo Bo, Italy - ORCID: 0000-0002-7875-6815

Federico Spagnoli

University of Camerino, Italy

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Chapter Title

Coastal dunes along the Marche littoral (Adriatic side of central Italy)

Authors

Carlo Bisci, Gino Cantalamessa, Simona Casavecchia, Mario Tramontana, Federico Spagnoli

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English

DOI

10.36253/979-12-215-0030-1.12

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2022

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Ninth International Symposium “Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques”

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Livorno (Italy) 14th-16th June 2022

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Laura Bonora, Donatella Carboni, Matteo De Vincenzi, Giorgio Matteucci

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2022

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Firenze University Press

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Monitoring of Mediterranean Coastal Areas: Problems and Measurement Techniques

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2975-0288

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