Volume 218 2012

Aralkum - a Man-Made Desert

The Desiccated Floor of the Aral Sea (Central Asia)

ISBN: 978-3-642-21116-4 (Print) 978-3-642-21117-1 (Online)

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

  2. Abiotic Conditions and Dynamics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11

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      Pages 1-9

      The Aralkum, a Man-Made Desert on the Desiccated Floor of the Aral Sea (Central Asia): General Introduction and Aims of the Book

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      Pages 13-35

      Dynamics of the Aral Sea in Geological and Historical Times

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      Pages 37-48

      Geography and Geomorphological and Lithological Characteristics of the Aralkum

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      Pages 49-72

      Climatic Conditions in the Aralkum

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      Pages 73-82

      Dust Storms and Sandstorms and Aerosol Long-Distance Transport

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      Pages 83-96

      Landscape Dynamics in the Southern Aralkum: Using MODIS Time Series for Land Cover Change Analysis

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      Pages 97-106

      Dynamics of Dust Transfer from the Desiccated Aral Sea Bottom Analysed by Remote Sensing

  3. Biotic Aspects and Ecosystems Dynamics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 107-107

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      Pages 109-126

      Flora of the Aralkum

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      Pages 127-159

      Vegetation of the Aralkum

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      Pages 161-198

      Primary Succession in the Aralkum

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      Pages 199-269

      Fauna of the Aralkum

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      Pages 271-299

      Halophytes and Salt Desertification in the Aralkum Area

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      Pages 301-311

      Spatial Distribution of Plant Functional Types Along Stress Gradients – A Simulation Study Orientated Towards the Plant Succession on the Desiccating Aral Sea Floor

  4. Means of Present and Future Development

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 313-313

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      Pages 315-341

      Nature Conservation in the Aral Sea Region: Barsa-Kelmes as an Example

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      Pages 343-386

      Phytomelioration in the Northern Aralkum

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      Pages 387-406

      Phytomelioration in the Southern Aralkum

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      Pages 407-429

      Phytomelioration of Solonchaks in the Uzbekistan Pre-Aral Region Under Recent Climate Change

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      Pages 431-456

      The Aralkum Situation Under Climate Change Related to Its Broader Regional Context

  5. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 457-457

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      Pages 459-464

      The Aralkum, a Man-Made Desert on the Desiccated Floor of the Aral Sea (Central Asia): Final Conclusions and Comments

  6. Back Matter

    Pages 465-486