What factors could lead to a better uptake of managed realignment in the UK: to improve the biodiversity, ecological integrity, defence functions and cumulitive area of the UK's range of estuarine habitats?

Holder, Gavin (2006) What factors could lead to a better uptake of managed realignment in the UK: to improve the biodiversity, ecological integrity, defence functions and cumulitive area of the UK's range of estuarine habitats? MSc dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This study investigates why it is often so difficult to either identify or progress managed realignment as a strategic coastal defence preferred option in estuarine locations in the UK. By achieving this, this research paper has identified the factors that could lead to a better uptake of managed realignment in the UK; to improve the biodiversity, ecological integrity, defence functions and cumulative area of the UK’s range of estuarine habitats. This has been achieved by carrying out in-depth interviews with carefully selected individuals that have had experience with managed realignment, through their involvement with coastal management in the UK. Through the analysis of the responses to these interviews, a number of very restrictive constraints to managed realignment have been identified, which are found to vary in restrictiveness, spatially across England. The conclusion to this study has identified a number of recommendations which aim at overcoming major constraints to managed realignment in the UK. If these are followed, we could see an improved uptake of managed realignment schemes in the UK.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:48
    Last Modified: 24 Jul 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/850

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