Investigations Proposed in Venezuela for the Development of Systems for the Sustainable Utilisation of Halophytes, in the Context of International Development

  • Helmut Lieth
  • Brigitte Herzog
Part of the Tasks for Vegetation Sciences book series (TAVS, volume 43)

Since our Internet presentation of different possibilities during the EXPO 2000 to use halophytes in a sustainable manner (Lieth and Mochtchenko 2003) has biological research and development added major fields and methods to our study goals. The major fields not covered by the former European group of halophyte researchers were the field of genomics and the extended analyses of vegetation properties from satellite remote sensing. We needed to add these in several presentations on international conferences during the past few years to our previously developed concepts for establishing sustainable systems of halophyte utilisation (see in Kafi et al. eds. 2007). One concept is included in papers by Koyro et al. and Lieth in this volume. Starting from these concepts we want to discuss the future research needed in Venezuela to compare the major problems here with the problems and research results in other regions of the world.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Lieth
    • 1
  • Brigitte Herzog
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Systems ResearchUniversity of OsnabrueckGermany
  2. 2.OSTRin i.R Justinus-Kerner-GymnasiumGermany

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