Convener: Glenn Strypsteen
Co-conveners: Michel Riksen, Jan-Markus Homberger, Andreas Baas, Kathelijne M. Wijnberg
Abstract Submission Deadline: January 10, 2024 13:00 CET
EGU Conference Dates: April 14-19, 2024
Location: Vienna, Austria
Coastal dunes, essential for safety and habitat development, are facing unprecedented challenges due to climate change factors. Increased storm events, shifting wind patterns, and rising sea levels are influencing the long-term evolution of coastal landscapes, creating a complex interplay of internal dynamics within the eco-physical system.
Despite qualitative insights into individual factors shaping coastal dune landscapes, a critical gap exists in quantifying their integrated effects on a landscape scale. This session aims to bridge that knowledge gap by exploring the intricate relationships between coastal dunes, aeolian sediment transport, human interventions, climate change, and ecosystem functions.
• Explore cutting-edge research in coastal dunes, aeolian processes, and human impacts.
• Foster knowledge exchange through field measurements/experiments and modelling.
• Contribute to the development of management strategies for safeguarding coastal ecosystems.