© 2006

Sabkha Ecosystems

Volume II: West and Central Asia

  • M. Ajmal Khan
  • Benno Böer
  • German S. Kust
  • Hans-Jörg Barth

Part of the Tasks for Vegetation Science book series (TAVS, volume 42)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Ali A. Al-Jaloud, Ghulam Hussain
    Pages 1-7
  3. Aykut Guvensen, Guven Gork, Munir Ozturk
    Pages 9-30
  4. German S. Kust, Nina M. Novikova
    Pages 53-70
  5. I. A. Mahasneh, R. F. Al-Thani, Gary Brown
    Pages 89-97
  6. Jameel A. Abbas
    Pages 113-120
  7. Mariam Al-Youssef, Dorik A. V. Stow, Ian M. West
    Pages 163-181
  8. Shahina A. Ghazanfar
    Pages 211-217

About this book


Sabkha Ecosystems Volume I: The Arabian Peninsula and Adjacent Countries was published in 2002. It was the first comprehensive volume dealing with the subject of sabkha research, and sabkha environmental management. Valuable new information was provided for the sabkha of numerous countries on and adjacent to the Arabian Peninsula. This new volume now follows up on this important process, and provides data and information on salt desert ecosystems of numerous West and Central Asian countries, including many of which are located in the Arabian Peninsula. The information provided assists the reader to better understand sabkha geology, hydrology, geomorphology, zoology, botany, ecology, ecosystem functioning, as well as sabkha conservation, utilisation, and development. The volume is paramount literature for anyone dealing with sabkha research and development.


Biodiversity Ecology development ecosystem ecosystems environment environmental management geomorphology hydrology morphology vegetation zoology

Editors and affiliations

  • M. Ajmal Khan
    • 1
  • Benno Böer
    • 2
  • German S. Kust
    • 3
  • Hans-Jörg Barth
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of BotanyUniversity of KarachiKarachiPakistan
  2. 2.UNESCO Regional Office in the Arab State of GulfDohaQatar
  3. 3.Institute of Soil ScienceMoscow State University and Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussian Federation
  4. 4.Department of Physical GeographyDepartment of Physical GeographyRegensburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Sabkha Ecosystems
  • Book Subtitle Volume II: West and Central Asia
  • Editors M. Ajmal Khan
    Benno Böer
    German S. Kust
    Hans-Jörg Barth
  • Series Title Tasks for Vegetation Science
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer 2006
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-4020-5071-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-90-481-7274-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4020-5072-5
  • Series ISSN 0167-9406
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 263
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Ecology
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