Book Volume 47 2014

Sabkha Ecosystems

Volume IV: Cash Crop Halophyte and Biodiversity Conservation

ISBN: 978-94-007-7410-0 (Print) 978-94-007-7411-7 (Online)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiii

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    Pages 1-22

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

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    Pages 23-54

    Gypsum Crystals Formation and Habits, Umm Said Sabkha, Qatar

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    Pages 55-66

    Distribution, Ecology and Ecophysiology of Mangroves in Pakistan

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    Pages 67-72

    Halophytes for the Production of Liquid Biofuels

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    Pages 73-80

    Feasibility of Halophyte Domestication for High-Salinity Agriculture

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    Pages 81-92

    The Gypsum Dunes of Cuatrociénegas Valley, Mexico – A Secondary Sabkha Ecosystem with Gypsophytes

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    Pages 93-103

    Effects of Seed Storage on Germination of Desert Halophytes with Transient Seed Bank

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    Pages 105-133

    Halophytes of Southwest Asia

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    Pages 135-142

    From Halophyte Research to Halophytes Farming

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    Pages 143-153

    Interactive Effect of Salinity and Drought on the Germination of Dimorphic Seeds of Suaeda salsa

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    Pages 155-174

    Kochia (Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad) Unwanted or Wanted Plant for Forage Production in Harsh Environments

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    Pages 175-198

    Importance of the Diversity within the Halophytes to Agriculture and Land Management in Arid and Semiarid Countries

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    Pages 199-207

    Is Soil Heterogeneity the Major Factor Influencing Vegetation Zonation at Karachi Coast?

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    Pages 209-221

    Research and Development with Seawater and Halophytic Plants for Sustainable Saline Agro Systems in the Arabian Gulf

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    Pages 223-232

    Salinity Tolerant Turfgrasses for Biosaline Urban Landscape Agriculture

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    Pages 233-240

    Ecology, Distribution and Ecophysiology of Salicornia Europaea L.

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    Pages 241-246

    Germination Pre-treatments in Haloxylon persicum (Amaranthaceae), an Economically Important Tree of Desert Ecosystems in Western Asia

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    Pages 247-272

    Halophytes in the East Mediterranean – Their Medicinal and Other Economical Values

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    Pages 273-282

    Germination and Early Seedling Growth of Two Salt-Tolerant Atriplex Species That Prevent Erosion in Iranian Deserts

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    Pages 283-298

    Salt Marshes and Biodiversity

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