Small steps, big leaps – How marram grass builds dunes

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The size and shape of dunes varies greatly around the world: in Europe they're tall and narrow, while in the US they're low and wide. A new study has found that this is partly because dunes are constructed by plants with different 'movement strategies' determining the shape of the dune. The study was carried out by ecologists from Radboud University, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and the University of Groningen. The findings, which will be published in Nature Communications on 14 June, could be useful for coastal landscape rehabilitation projects.

Period14-Jun-2019

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  • TitleSmall steps, big leaps – how marram grass builds dunes
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletPhysOrg
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date14/06/2019
    DescriptionThe size and shape of dunes varies greatly around the world: in Europe they're tall and narrow, while in the US they're low and wide. A new study has found that this is partly because dunes are constructed by plants with different 'movement strategies' determining the shape of the dune. The study was carried out by ecologists from Radboud University, the Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research (NIOZ) and the University of Groningen. The findings, which will be published in Nature Communications on 14 June, could be useful for coastal landscape rehabilitation projects.
    Producer/AuthorPress release Radboud University
    URLhttps://phys.org/news/2019-06-small-big-marram-grass-dunes.html
    PersonsTjisse van der Heide, Laura Govers, Johan Koppel ,van de, Tjeerd Bouma