Contributions to the ecology of halophytes

  • Editors
  • David N. Sen
  • Kishan S. Rajpurohit

Part of the Tasks for vegetation science book series (TAVS, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VIII
  2. Biology and biogeography of halophytic species and salinity controlled ecosystems

    1. Wet halophytic ecosystems

      1. G. V. Joshi, Leela J. Bhosale
        Pages 21-33
      2. Hartmut Barth
        Pages 35-60
    2. Dry halophytic ecosystems

      1. David N. Sen, Kishan S. Rajpurohit, F. W. Wissing
        Pages 61-78
      2. David B. Kelley, J. R. Goodin, Don R. Miller
        Pages 79-107
  3. Ecological and ecophysiological problems

  4. Potentialities and uses of halophytic species and ecosystems

    1. David N. Sen, Kishan S. Rajpurohit
      Pages 233-233
    2. M. A. Zahran, Amal A. Abdel Wahid
      Pages 235-257
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 259-272

About this book


The ecology of halophytes has a wide scope of interest, appealing to people of many disciplines. It covers widely different fields such as climatology, soil science, phytogeography, adaptive biology and agriculture. Ecologists study these specialized plants in relation to estuarine ecosystems, biology of dominant genera, germination ecology, water relations, salt secretion, and senescence. The present volume is divided into three parts and attempts to elucidate new aspects of the problems faced by this special group of plants. It tries to give the reader an overall view of saline environments and the ecology of plants found therein. In the first chapter of part one Zahran presents the halophytic vegetation of Egypt, which includes the inland and the littoral (Red Sea and Mediterranean Sea) salt marshes. The plants he describes have been classified as succulents, excretives and cumulatives, according to their adaptability to saline soils and according to their different life-forms. The second chapter throws light on the estuarine ecosystem ofIndia. The estuaries are described by Joshi, and Bhosale as being rich in diversity of mangrove species. Making varied use of estuarine ecosystems is not only possible, but also essential because they are the meeting point between terrestrial and marine life.


Chenopodiaceae Flora Mangrove adaptation biology ecology ecosystem environment growth plant plants vegetation

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-009-8039-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-009-8037-2
  • Series Print ISSN 0167-9406
  • Series Online ISSN 1875-130X
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