Skip to main content
Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary National Marine Sanctuaries Home Page National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Home Page
Biological Communities: Coastal Dunes

Coastal Dunes

IV. Selected cCoastal Dune Community Resources

Research/Monitoring Institutions

  • Monterey Dunes Coalition
  • California Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Watershed Institute, California State University Monterey Bay


  • Barbour, M. and A. Johnson. 1988. Beach and dune. In: M. Barbour and J. Major (Eds.). Terrestrial vegetation of California. Spec. Publ. No. 9. Calif. Native Plant Soc., Sacramento, CA. ix + 1030 p.
  • Dawson, E. and M. Foster. 1982. Seashore Plants of California. Univ. of Calif. Press, Berkeley. 226 pp.
  • Hickman, J. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California. Univ. Calif. Press, Berkeley, CA. xvii + 1400 p.
  • Howell, J. 1970. Marin flora, manual of the flowering plants and ferns of Marin County, California. (2nd ed. with supplement). Univ. Calif. Press, Berkeley, CA. ix + 366 p.
  • Kozloff, E. and L. Bendleman. 1994. Plants of the San Francisco Bay region. Sagehen Press, Pacific Grove, CA. ii + 332 p.
  • Munz, P. 1964. Shore wildflowers of California, Oregon and Washington. U. Calif. Press, Berkeley, CA. 122 p.
  • Munz, P. and D. Keck. 1968. A California flora, with supplement. Univ. Calif. Press, Berkeley, CA. 2241 + 681 p.
  • Thomas, J. 1961. Flora of the Santa Cruz Mountains of California. Stanford Univ. Press, Stanford, CA. vi + 434 p.

Planning documents (often available through Monterey County Planning Department)

  • ABA Consultants. 1992. Biological assessment and restoration plan, sand dune reconstruction at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories. Prepared for Office of Chancellor, Calif. State Univ. 34 p.
  • Monterey Bay Dunes Coalition. 1991. Monterey Bay dunes: a strategy for preservation. Unpub. report by coalition of Ventana Chapter of Sierra Club, Monterey Peninsula Audubon Soc., Monterey Bay Chapter of California Native Plant Society. 63 p.


  • Pomeroy, M. 1990. Wildflowers of Asilomar Dunes. Calif. Dept. Parks and Recreation and pacific Grove-Asilomar Operating Corp., Pacific Grove, CA.

Internet Resources

< Previous - Section III.
Human Impacts
End of Section


URL:    Reviewed: November 20, 2017
Web Site Owner: National Ocean Service

Take Our Survey | Privacy Statement | Site Disclaimer
National Marine Sanctuaries | National Ocean Service | National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration |