Ecological Restoration of Coastal Sand Dunes in South Korea

Kim, K.D. and K. Ewing

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Shinduri is considered as representative Korean natural sand dune ecosystem because of undisturbed status composed of primary dune including foredune and slack, and secondary dune and higher species richness than the other sand dunes. Therefore, other disturbed sand dunes should be restored following Shinduri sand dune structure and vegetation composition. The restoration options for sand dune areas in South Korea are as follows: the restoration of other sand dune areas toward the condition of Shinduri sand dune, introduction plant species of Shinduri sand dune into other sand dune areas, prohibition of artificial building and exotic soils, and conservation of sand dune surrounding areas.

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Peer-reviewed Article

Journal of Coastal Research