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- Hernández‐Calvento, L., et al. Show all 4 Authors
- Ecology 2019 v.100 no.5 pp. e02678
- dunes; ecosystems; flowers; light intensity; lighting; pollution; reproduction; solar radiation; tourists; vegetation; wild plants; Canary Islands
- ... The impact of ecological light pollution involves alteration of periods of natural light, a fact that has proven effects on ecosystems. Few studies have focused on the impact of this pollution on wild plant species, and none on coastal dune plants. Many coastal dunes and their plants are adjacent to tourist areas, and these might be affected by light pollution. Such is the case of the Natural Rese ...
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- Aeolian research 2014 v.15 pp. 301-309
- air flow; dunes; lidar; resorts; shorelines; topography; tourists; urban areas; urbanization; Canary Islands; Spain
- ... The impacts of urbanised zones on aeolian dynamics are little understood, particularly within arid areas. This study examines the large-scale influence of a growing tourist resort in Gran Canaria Island, Spain, on the sedimentary dynamics of an arid dunefield. Direct downwind effects from the urban area on the dune field surface are modelled for pre-growth and post-growth phases of the urban devel ...