Sand Dune Vegetation Survey of Great Britain: A national inventory. Part 3: Wales 1995
Sand dunes are one of a series of habitats that in Britain are almost entirely restricted to the coast. This report forms Part 3 of a three-part series, describing the sand dune vegetation of Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales), and is part of a series of co-ordinated botanical surveys of major British coastal habitats.
Vegetation surveys covering 49 sand dune systems are collated for Wales. Mapping covered 6,406 hectares, a dune area excluding large extents of afforested sand. Adding afforested dune area, vegetated dune in Wales totalled 8,101 hectares; this probably represents almost all of the vegetated dune resource of Wales.
In this survey, and the accompanying England and Scotland surveys (available separately), the National Vegetation Classification, developed by Lancaster University, is used to distinguish between different dune plant communities. The communities are described, their extent is tabulated, and the threats to dunes are discussed.
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Resource type Publication
Topic category Environment
Reference date 1995··
Dargie, T.C.D. 1995. Sand Dune Vegetation Survey of Great Britain: A national inventory. Part 3: Wales, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 873701 21 7
This report forms Part 3 (Wales) of a three-part series, describing dune vegetation of Great Britain.
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Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0
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