Nature-Assisted Dune Restoration

by Yu-Hwa Wang, Texas A&M Univ at Galveston, Galveston, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Coastal Zone '91


The concept of finding and placing compatible sand along the coastal shoreline for dune restoration is presented. Laboratory experimental result supporting this concept is reported. Field experiments by Per Bruun, Kana and Svetlichny, and Wang are discussed. Possible long-term effects on coastline are also examined.

Subject Headings: Dunes | Ocean waves | Coastal management | Shoreline | Ecological restoration | River bank stabilization | Sand (hydraulic) | Sandy soils

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