Biodiversity & Conservation

MarLIN Glossary

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Dune
1) Terrestrial dunes are mounds or ridges of unconsolidated windblown granular material, either bare or vegetated. 2) Subtidal and intertidal dunes are large sand or gravel ripples (mega-ripples), transported by traction in a strong current (based on Baretta-Bekker, Duursma & Kuipers 1992). The MNCR habitat classification defines these as >10 cm in height.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z |

Glossary references