Distinguishing dune environments based on topsoil characteristics: a case study on the Sefton Coast

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/112228
Title:
Distinguishing dune environments based on topsoil characteristics: a case study on the Sefton Coast
Authors:
Millington, Jennifer A.; Booth, Colin A.; Fullen, Michael A.; Trueman, Ian C.; Worsley, Annie T.
Abstract:
It is important to understand the effects of coastal change on the migration of coastal dune environments and their associated imprint on soil processes, for both environmental and ecological motives. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have been applied to investigate soil spatial patterns and their controlling influences on the Sefton dunes. To verify relationships between plant communities and soil types, groundtruthing of existing vegetation maps has been achieved through analysis of representative, geo-referenced, topsoil (0-5 cm) samples (n = 115), fromclassified dune environments (n = 10), for the purpose of distinguishing dune environments from their soil characteristics. Samples were analysed for pH, organic matter content, particle size, total soil organic carbon and total soil nitrogen, geochemical composition and magnetic susceptibility. Significant differences (p <0.05) are apparent for the suite of soil characteristics collated, indicating individual dune environments are associated with specific soil properties. Therefore, identification and mapping of dune soil habitats can provide baseline information for conservation management.
Citation:
In : Worsley, A. T., Lymbery, G., Holden, V. J. C. and Newton, M. (eds.), Sefton's dynamic coast : proceedings of the conference on coastal geomorphology, biogeography and management 2008, 116-130
Publisher:
Coastal Defence: Sefton MBC Technical Services Department
Issue Date:
2010
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/112228
Type:
Meetings & Proceedings
Language:
en
ISBN:
978-0-9566350-0-6
Appears in Collections:
Plant and Environmental Research Group

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dc.contributor.authorMillington, Jennifer A.en
dc.contributor.authorBooth, Colin A.en
dc.contributor.authorFullen, Michael A.en
dc.contributor.authorTrueman, Ian C.en
dc.contributor.authorWorsley, Annie T.en
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-01T13:56:29Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-01T13:56:29Z-
dc.date.issued2010-
dc.identifier.citationIn : Worsley, A. T., Lymbery, G., Holden, V. J. C. and Newton, M. (eds.), Sefton's dynamic coast : proceedings of the conference on coastal geomorphology, biogeography and management 2008, 116-130en
dc.identifier.isbn978-0-9566350-0-6-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/112228-
dc.description.abstractIt is important to understand the effects of coastal change on the migration of coastal dune environments and their associated imprint on soil processes, for both environmental and ecological motives. Geographical Information Systems (GIS) have been applied to investigate soil spatial patterns and their controlling influences on the Sefton dunes. To verify relationships between plant communities and soil types, groundtruthing of existing vegetation maps has been achieved through analysis of representative, geo-referenced, topsoil (0-5 cm) samples (n = 115), fromclassified dune environments (n = 10), for the purpose of distinguishing dune environments from their soil characteristics. Samples were analysed for pH, organic matter content, particle size, total soil organic carbon and total soil nitrogen, geochemical composition and magnetic susceptibility. Significant differences (p <0.05) are apparent for the suite of soil characteristics collated, indicating individual dune environments are associated with specific soil properties. Therefore, identification and mapping of dune soil habitats can provide baseline information for conservation management.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherCoastal Defence: Sefton MBC Technical Services Departmenten
dc.titleDistinguishing dune environments based on topsoil characteristics: a case study on the Sefton Coasten
dc.typeMeetings & Proceedingsen
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