© 2014

Sabkha Ecosystems

Volume IV: Cash Crop Halophyte and Biodiversity Conservation

  • M. Ajmal Khan
  • Benno Böer
  • Münir Öztürk
  • Thabit Zahran Al Abdessalaam
  • Miguel Clüsener-Godt
  • Bilquees Gul

Part of the Tasks for Vegetation Science book series (TAVS, volume 47)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. J. Jed Brown, Iwona Cybulska, Tanmay Chaturvedi, Mette H. Thomsen
    Pages 67-72
  3. J. Jed Brown, Edward P. Glenn, S. E. Smith
    Pages 73-80
  4. Alexander Czaja, José Luis Estrada-Rodríguez, Hilda Flores Olvera
    Pages 81-92
  5. Shahina A. Ghazanfar, Ernaz Altundag, Ahmet Emre Yaprak, Joanna Osborne, Gull Nilhan Tug, Mecit Vural
    Pages 105-133
  6. K. Ben Hamed, C. Magné, C. Abdelly
    Pages 135-142
  7. Wei Huang, Weiqiang Li, Zhen Niu, Zhixia Xie, Xiaojing Liu
    Pages 143-153
  8. Hans-Werner Koyro, Helmut Lieth, Bilquees Gul, Raziuddin Ansari, Bernhard Huchzermeyer, Zainul Abideen et al.
    Pages 175-198
  9. Salman Gulzar, Abdul Hameed, M. Zaheer Ahmed, M. Ajmal Khan
    Pages 199-207
  10. A. Muscolo, M. R. Panuccio, A. Piernik
    Pages 233-240
  11. Münir Öztürk, Volkan Altay, Salih Gucel, Aykut Guvensen
    Pages 247-272

About this book


This is the fourth volume of the sabkha ecosystem series in Tasks for Vegetation Science. More than ten years have passed since the publication of the first volume, dealing with the Arabian Peninsula and adjacent countries. Volume two provided information on West and Central Asia, volume three on Africa and Southern Europe, where a lack of scientific capacity in this specialized field of saline dry lands was noticed. This is why volume three was comparatively thin. For the current volume however, we had almost thirty contributions, highlighting the importance of halophyte research and development, with a view to establishing pilot-farms, for food production, biofuel, analyzing atmospheric carbon sequestration, and also as places for ex situ halophyte biodiversity conservation. Two more volumes are planned, one on the sabkha ecosystems of the Americas and another one on Asia-Pacific, to conclude the global geographical coverage.


Biodiversity Cash crop Dry lands Halophytes Saline ecosystem

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Ajmal Khan
    • 1
  • Benno Böer
    • 2
  • Münir Öztürk
    • 3
  • Thabit Zahran Al Abdessalaam
    • 4
  • Miguel Clüsener-Godt
    • 5
  • Bilquees Gul
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU)University of KarachiKarachiPakistan
  2. 2.Ecological Sciences Advisor – Ethiopia and African Union UNESCO Liaison Office in Addis Ababa with the African Union and the Economic Commission for AfricaAddis AbabaEthiopia
  3. 3.Botany Department & Center for Environmental StudiesEge UniversityBornovaTurkey
  4. 4.Environmental Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) Marine Environment Research CentreAbu DhabiUAE
  5. 5.Division of Ecological and Earth SciencesUNESCO Headquarters Natural Sciences SectorParis, CedexFrance

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