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Sand Dune Vegetation Survey of Great Britain: A national inventory. Part 1: England 1994


Sand dunes are one of a series of habitats that in Britain are almost entirely restricted to the coast. This report forms Part 1 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.

The report describes the compilation of a national inventory of English coastal dunes and their vegetation between 1987 and 1990. The vegetation of 121 dune sites was described and mapped using the National Vegetation Classification. Information on the structure, land use and management of each of these sites was collected using a standard proforma.

In this survey, and the accompanying Scotland and Wales 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.

Please note this volume has been produced from a scan of an original document, and is therefore a large file size. There may also be fluctuations in quality.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 1994··

Radley, G.P. 1994. Sand Dune Vegetation Survey of Great Britain: A National Inventory. Part 1: England, JNCC, Peterborough, ISBN 1 873701 19 5.

This report forms part 1 (England) of a three-part series, describing dune vegetation of Great Britain.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2023·01·24

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

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