Recreation Cleaning or Nourishment grooming (restoration)Exploitation Pollution Sandy Ecosystems Stressor Urban Exotic expansion species Climate Mining change
TO DISCUSS• How big is the problem?• Can we mitigate threats in sandy ecosystems?• Do we have tools to mitigate the stressors?• How can we deal with paradigm issues?• What are the best methods to mitigate negative factors on sandy ecosystems?
EXERCISETHE CASE OF THE MONTERRICO MARINE PROTECTED AREA IN GUATEMALA
HOW CAN WE RESOLVE THE PROBLEM? AUDIENCE OPINION
WHAT WE NEED TO RESOLVE• Climate change in sandy ecosystems (long-term and large-scale stressor)• The effect of cleaning frequency on sandy ecosystems• Off-road vehicles could affect ecological organization• Ecological features long-term data are necessary• Physical disturbance frequency, intensity and exotic species• Protected areas and multi-disciplinary analysis (paradigm shifts)