Effect of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on backshore vegetation and beach development : beach impact study, Padre Island National Seashore : final report

dc.contributorUnited States. National Park Service. Southwest Region. Office of Natural Sciences
dc.creatorBehrens, E. W. (Earl William), 1935-
dc.creatorCarangelo, Paul D.
dc.creatorFinkelstein, H. S.
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-19T21:29:23Z
dc.date.available2016-12-19T21:29:23Z
dc.date.issued1976
dc.descriptionPrepared for Office of Natural Science, Southwest Region, National Park Service, under contract CX700050448en_US
dc.description30 April 1976
dc.description.abstractVegetative differences between heavily and very lightly trafficked beaches show that more beach traffic correlates with quantitative decreases in variety and density of plants and with declines of grasses relative to forbs. The vegetated portions of all beaches continue to grow in volume. However, this is at the expense of the more seaward (more trafficked) parts of the beaches and has lead to overall loss of total beach volume except where vehicular traffic is prohibited. The very lightly trafficked beach is the only study site wherein the entire beach to mean sea level has grown. The effect of these trends on resistance to storm surge erosion remains to be tested.en_US
dc.description.departmentMarine Scienceen_US
dc.identifierdoi:10.15781/T2057CW14
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/43990
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.relation.ispartofMSI Technical Reportsen_US
dc.rights.restrictionOpenen_US
dc.subject.lcshBeach plants--Effect of trampling on--Texas--Padre Island National Seashore
dc.subject.lcshBeach plants--Ecology--Texas--Padre Island National Seashore
dc.subject.lcshTraffic flow--Environmental aspects--Texas--Padre Island National Seashore
dc.subject.lcshBeach erosion--Monitoring--Texas--Padre Island National Seashore
dc.subject.lcshSeashore ecology--Texas--Padre Island National Seashore
dc.titleEffect of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on backshore vegetation and beach development : beach impact study, Padre Island National Seashore : final reporten_US
dc.title.alternativeEffect of vehicular and pedestrian traffic on backshore vegetation and beach development : beach impact study, Padre Island National Seashoreen_US
dc.title.alternativeBeach impact study, Padre Island National Seashoreen_US
dc.typeTechnical reporten_US
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