Khan, M.A., Böer, B., Kust, G.S., Barth, H.-J. (Eds.)
2006, XVI, 263 p.
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Sabkha Ecosystems Volume I: The Arabian Peninsula and Adjacent Countries was published in 2002. It was the first comprehensive volume dealing with the subject of sabkha research, and sabkha environmental management. Valuable new information was provided for the sabkha of numerous countries on and adjacent to the Arabian Peninsula. This new volume now follows up on this important process, and provides data and information on salt desert ecosystems of numerous West and Central Asian countries, including many of which are located in the Arabian Peninsula. The information provided assists the reader to better understand sabkha geology, hydrology, geomorphology, zoology, botany, ecology, ecosystem functioning, as well as sabkha conservation, utilisation, and development. The volume is paramount literature for anyone dealing with sabkha research and development.
Contributing Authors. Foreword. Preface. Acknowledgements. Introduction. 1. Sabkha ecosystem and halophyte plant communities in Saudi Arabia; A.A. Al-Jaloud, G. Hussain.- 2. An overview of the halophytes in Turkey; A. Guvensen et al.- 3. The bio-geography of the coastal vegetation of Abu Dhabi coast; B. Böer, P. Saengar.- 4. The sabkha vegetation of the United Arab Emirates; G. Brown.- 5. Desertification and sabkhat formation in the Aral Sea region; G.S. Kust, N.M. Novikova.- 6. Biodiversity of halophytic and sabkha ecosystems of Iran; H. Akhani.- 7. The micro-organisms of sabkhat in Qatar; I.A. Mahasneh et al.- 8. Soil salinization and floodplain ecosystems of south-west Turkmenistan; J.V. Kouzmina.- 9. Economic halophytes of Bahrain; J.A. Abbas.- 10. The main regularities of dust-salt transference in the desert zone of Kazakhstan; M.A. Orlova, S.M. Seifullina.- 11. Halophytes of Pakistan: characteristics, distribution and potential economic usages; M.A Khan, M. Qaiser.- 12. Floristic composition of a threatened Mediterranean sabkhat of Sinai; M.I. El-Bana.- 13. Salt lake area , northeastern part of Dukhan sabkha, Qatar; M. Al-Youssef et al.-14. Salinization processes and sabkhat formation in the valleys of the ancient deltas of the Murgab and Tedgen rivers in Central Asia; T.V. Dikareva.- 15. Properties and functioning of pediolithogenic complexes of soils, rocks and waters of the forest steppe of Western Siberia; T.N. Elizarova.- 16. Natural, geographical, halogeochemical and soil features of Western Siberia; T.N. Elizarova, B.M. Klenov.-17. Sabkhat regions of Iraq; S.A. Ghazanfar.- 18. The dynamics of halophyte ecosystems in the zone of impact of Kapchagai reservoir (Kazakhstan); R.P. Plisak.- 19. Landscape ecology and cartographical analysis of natural salt complexes in the south west Siberia Basins of Lake Chany and Lake Kulundinskoye; V.I. Bulatov et al.- 20. Salinity of irrigated lands of Uzbekistan: causes and present state; Yu.I. Shirokova, A.N. Morozov.-