Tasks for Vegetation Science

Mangroves and Halophytes

Restoration and Utilisation

Editors: Lieth, Helmut, García Sucre, Maxímo, Herzog, Brigitte (Eds.)

  • New cash crops with seawater irrigation
  • Energy production
  • CO2-sequestration
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Focusing on Venezuela and Mexico, this edited volume from the International Society of Halophyte Utilisation (ISHU) explores the environmental issues facing South and Central America's coastal ecosystems, and discusses the uses of mangrove species and other halophytes in addressing issues of both coastal pollution and upland soil salinisation.

The book draws on expertise from Europe and South America to present a series of case studies that detail Venezuela’s saline ecosystems and examine the economic potential of mangrove restoration and halophyte production. It includes cutting-edge research into the establishment of new mangrove stands which could serve as prototypes for the sustainable use of halophytes, including Chenopodium quinoa and Tamarix aphylla. Moreover, the detailed examples from Venezuela and other Caribbean countries provide useful models for comparison with halophyte utilisation in other parts of the world – especially the Mediterranean region, where much of the earlier research of the ISHU had been conducted.

Including insights from 50 years of research on the Venezuelan coastline this unique book provides a useful reference for researchers working on saline ecosystems and economically useful halophytes around the world.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Concepts for Different Uses of Halophytes

    Lieth, Helmut

    Pages 3-5

  • Global Water Crisis: The Potential of Cash Crop Halophytes to Reduce the Dilemma

    Koyro, Hans-Werner (et al.)

    Pages 7-19

  • Present Efforts to Develop Sustainable Saline Production Systems

    Lieth, Helmut

    Pages 21-24

  • Studies on Halophytes and Salinity Problems in Mediterranean Agriculture

    Belligno, A. (et al.)

    Pages 25-30

  • Investigations Proposed in Venezuela for the Development of Systems for the Sustainable Utilisation of Halophytes, in the Context of International Development

    Lieth, Helmut (et al.)

    Pages 33-49

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eBook $159.00
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Hardcover $209.00
price for USA
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $209.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-90-481-7704-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mangroves and Halophytes
Book Subtitle
Restoration and Utilisation
Editors
  • Helmut Lieth
  • Maxímo García Sucre
  • Brigitte Herzog
Series Title
Tasks for Vegetation Science
Series Volume
43
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6720-4
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6720-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6719-8
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7704-2
Series ISSN
0167-9406
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LVII, 160
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