Sabkha Ecosystems

Volume VI: Asia/Pacific

  • Bilquees Gul
  • Benno Böer
  • M. Ajmal Khan
  • Miguel Clüsener-Godt
  • Abdul Hameed

Part of the Tasks for Vegetation Science book series (TAVS, volume 49)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Anthony Kirkham, Graham Evans
    Pages 15-40
  3. Aysha Rasheed, M. Zaheer Ahmed, Bilquees Gul, M. Ajmal Khan, Abdul Hameed
    Pages 41-54
  4. Shahina A. Ghazanfar, Benno Böer, Abdul Wali Al Khulaidi, Ali El-Keblawy, Sara Alateeqi
    Pages 55-80
  5. Amram Eshel, Chingiz Alekperov, Israel Oren, Tamar Eilam, Aviah Zilberstein
    Pages 81-89
  6. Xiaohui Feng, Xiaojing Liu, Xiumei Zhang, Jin Song Li
    Pages 113-124
  7. Vadim Volkov, Timothy J. Flowers
    Pages 125-150
  8. Isabel Caçador, Bernardo Duarte, João Carlos Marques
    Pages 189-206
  9. Abdallah Atia, Ahmed Debez, Mokded Rabhi, Zouhaier Barhoumi, Chiraz Chaffei Haouari, Houda Gouia et al.
    Pages 223-237
  10. Zamin Shaheed Siddiqui, Muhammad Umar, Taek-Ryoun Kwon, Soo Chul Park
    Pages 239-251
  11. Christoph Zöckler, Cherry Aung
    Pages 253-268
  12. Mohammad Kafi, Masoumeh Salehi
    Pages 269-288
  13. Edgar Omar Rueda-Puente, Oscar Bianciotto, Saifolah Farmohammadi, Omid Zakeri, Jesús López Elías, Luis Guillermo Hernández-Montiel et al.
    Pages 289-300
  14. Kameswara Rao Nanduri, Abdelaziz Hirich, Masoumeh Salehi, Saeed Saadat, Sven Erick Jacobsen
    Pages 301-333
  15. Prabhakaran Soundararajan, Abinaya Manivannan, Byoung Ryong Jeong
    Pages 335-347
  16. Sourabh Kumar Dubey, Udo Censkowsky, Malancha Roy, Bimal Kinkar Chand, Ajanta Dey
    Pages 363-378
  17. P. Saenger, P. Ragavan, C.-R. Sheue, J. López-Portillo, J. W. H. Yong, T. Mageswaran
    Pages 379-400
  18. Sahar Salem, Saida Nasri, Sourour Abidi, Abderrazek Smaoui, Nizar Nasri, Pere Mutjé et al.
    Pages 407-412
  19. Sarwat Ghulam Rasool, Hina Siddiqui, Abdul Hameed, Tabassum Hussain, Irfan Aziz, M. Ajmal Khan et al.
    Pages 447-458
  20. Poonsri Wanthongchai, Orathai Pongruktham
    Pages 459-467
  21. Amram Eshel, Chingiz Alekperov, Dafna Langgut, Israel Oren
    Pages 469-478
  22. A. K. M. Nazrul Islam, Ahmed Emdadul Haque, Maniruzzaman, Tahmina Jamali, Tahsina Haque, Md. Almujaddade Alfasane et al.
    Pages 479-495
  23. Guoqi Li, Panpan Zhao, Wenshan Shao
    Pages 497-504
  24. Benno Böer, Miguel Clüsener-Godt, Bilquees Gul, M. Ajmal Khan, Abdul Hameed
    Pages 505-507
  25. Amram Eshel, Chingiz Alekperov, Israel Oren, Tamar Eilam, Aviah Zilberstein
    Pages C1-C1
  26. Back Matter
    Pages 509-511

About this book


The functioning of important ecosystems, including high productivity seagrass beds, coral reefs, macro-algal reefs, mangroves, salt-marshes, needs to be balanced, and, in many cases, adverse trends need to be reversed, repaired, and offset. One of many solutions that is needed to achieve the below SDGs is the utilization of saline water and soil for the research, conservation and development of halophyte ecosystems. 

The scientific documentation—initiated and supported by UNESCO— provides information, data, conclusions, recommendations, answers and inspiration to two main questions: 

- How to use of the vast volume of saline waters, areas of saline soils, and the halophytes, without competing against agricultural lands, in support of food-security, clean-energy, jobs and economic growth?

- What halophyte-biodiversity aspects need to be considered for ecosystem development, nature restoration and climate action? 

It is time to apply some of the innovations demonstrated in the previous volumes in the Tasks for Vegetation Science book series, to turn from experiments to long-term pilot studies. This is necessary in order to obtain solid scientific data for large-scale applications. Studying halophyte and sabkha ecosystems will contribute to achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Zero Hunger, Clean Water, Clean Energy, Climate Action, Economic Growth, Sustainable Communities and Biodiversity on land and below water

This book is the sixth and final volume in the Tasks for Vegetation Science book series, and it concludes the most comprehensive scientific documentation dealing with hypersaline ecosystems of the world.


Salinity Halophyte Sabkha Ecosystem Arid Environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Bilquees Gul
    • 1
  • Benno Böer
    • 2
  • M. Ajmal Khan
    • 3
  • Miguel Clüsener-Godt
    • 4
  • Abdul Hameed
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU)University of KarachiKarachiPakistan
  2. 2.UNESCO Bangkok Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for EducationBangkokThailand
  3. 3.Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU)University of KarachiKarachiPakistan
  4. 4.UNESCO Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences, Man and the Biosphere (MAB) ProgrammeParis cedex 15France
  5. 5.Institute of Sustainable Halophyte Utilization (ISHU)University of KarachiKarachiPakistan

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