Tasks for Vegetation Science

Sabkha Ecosystems

Volume IV: Cash Crop Halophyte and Biodiversity Conservation

Editors: Khan, M.A., Böer, B., Öztürk, M., Al Abdessalaam, T.Z., Clüsener-Godt, M., Gul, B. (Eds.)

  • Salinity is a major hazard for agriculture worldwide. This book provides some new and environment friendly alternatives
  • A good resource for teaching and research on biodiversity, conservation and utilization of halophytes
  • Those who are interested in commercial utilization of halophytes would find this book very useful
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About this book

Sustainable development is the key for the survival in 21st century. The natural resources are finite and cannot be used with impunity because we are the custodian of these resources and have responsibility to pass these to the next generation. This monumental task requires several major commitments and most important of them is to arrest population explosion which has already reached seven billion. Natural resources like air to breath, food to eat, and water to drink, and fossil fuel to maintain this life style are being overexploited. Unrestrained consuming culture will accelerate undesired situation. This situation will have more dire consequences in resource limited ecosystems like dry lands. Given the severe scarcity of water, ever increasing population and soil salinization out of the box solutions for the provision of food and clean energy is required to spare meager fresh water resources for conventional agriculture. This volume contains a number of articles dealing with halophyte ecology, bio-geography, ecophysiology, hyper-saline soils, biofuels, biosaline agriculture, biosaline landscaping, climate change mitigation, and biodiversity. It also contains the communication of innovative ideas, such as the research into floating mangroves, seagrass terraces, as well as a World Halophyte Garden containing all known salt-tolerant plant species. It is hoped that the information provided will not only advance vegetation science, but that it will truly generate more interdisciplinarity, networking, awareness, and inspire farmers, and agricultural and landscaping stakeholders to seriously engage in halophyte cash crop production in coastal hyper-saline areas.

Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Spatial Distribution of Soil Salinity and Management Aspects in the Northern United Arab Emirates

    Abdelfattah, Mahmoud A. (et al.)

    Pages 1-22

  • Gypsum Crystals Formation and Habits, Umm Said Sabkha, Qatar

    Al-Youssef, Mariam

    Pages 23-54

  • Distribution, Ecology and Ecophysiology of Mangroves in Pakistan

    Aziz, Irfan (et al.)

    Pages 55-66

  • Halophytes for the Production of Liquid Biofuels

    Brown, J. Jed (et al.)

    Pages 67-72

  • Feasibility of Halophyte Domestication for High-Salinity Agriculture

    Brown, J. Jed (et al.)

    Pages 73-80

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7411-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $189.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-007-7410-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $189.00
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  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at 1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (Weekdays 8:30am – 5:30pm ET) to place your order.
  • Due: November 10, 2016
  • ISBN 978-94-024-0640-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sabkha Ecosystems
Book Subtitle
Volume IV: Cash Crop Halophyte and Biodiversity Conservation
Editors
  • M. Ajmal Khan
  • Benno Böer
  • Münir Öztürk
  • Thabit Zahran Al Abdessalaam
  • Miguel Clüsener-Godt
  • Bilquees Gul
Series Title
Tasks for Vegetation Science
Series Volume
47
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-7411-7
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-7411-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-7410-0
Softcover ISBN
978-94-024-0640-5
Series ISSN
0167-9406
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 339
Number of Illustrations and Tables
121 b/w illustrations
Topics