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Vegetation of Central Asia and Environs

  • Dilfuza Egamberdieva
  • Münir Öztürk

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Dildora Aralova, Jahan Kariyeva, Timur Khujanazarov, Kristina Toderich
    Pages 15-47
  3. Dildora Aralova, Dilshod Gafurov, Kristina Toderich
    Pages 49-71
  4. Faria Khan, Zaineb Sohail, Tahira Khan, Bukhtawar Fatima, Fatima Malik, Syeda Fatma Hassan Bukhari et al.
    Pages 73-117
  5. Farukh Sharopov, William N. Setzer
    Pages 163-209
  6. Dilfuza Egamberdieva, Dilfuza Jabborova
    Pages 211-237
  7. Nadezhda G. Gemejiyeva, Lyudmila M. Grudzinskaya
    Pages 239-262
  8. Kanat N. Sarsenbayev
    Pages 263-289
  9. Aigul Тokbergenova, Gulnara Nyussupova, Mehmet Arslan, Shnar Kairova Lyazat Kiyassova
    Pages 291-302
  10. Maulken Askarova, Alikhan Medeu, Akhmetkal Medeu, Mehmet Arslan
    Pages 303-320
  11. Nazgül Imanberdieva, Nazima Chukunkyzy, Zeki Severoğlu, Zheenbek Kulenbekov
    Pages 321-334
  12. Akylbek Chymyrov, Florian Betz, Ermek Baibagyshov, Alishir Kurban, Bernd Cyffka, Umut Halik
    Pages 335-347
  13. Nazgül Imanberdieva, Bazaraliev Imankul, Zeki Severoğlu, Volkan Altay, Münir Öztürk
    Pages 349-364
  14. Nazgül Imanberdieva, Zeki Severoğlu, Gulbubu Kurmanbekova, Volkan Altay, Münir Öztürk
    Pages 365-381

About this book

Introduction

Central Asia is a large and understudied region of varied geography, ranging from the high passes and mountains of Tian Shan, to the vast deserts of Kyzyl Kum, Taklamakan to the grassy treeles steppes.

This region is faced with adverse conditions, as much of the land is too dry or rugged for farming. Additionally, the rich specific and intraspecific diversity of fruit trees and medicinal plants is threatened by overgrazing, oil and mineral extraction, and poaching. Countless species from the approximately 20 ecosystems and 6000 plant taxa are now rare and endangered.

Traditional vegetation studies in this region are far from adequate to handle complex issues such as soil mass movement, soil sodicity and salinity, biodiversity conservation, and grazing management. However, data analysis using a Geographical Information System (GIS) tool provides new insights into the vegetation of this region and opens up new opportunities for long-term sustainable management. While vegetation planning can occur at a property scale, it is often necessary for certain factors, such as salinity, to be dealt with on a regional scale to ensure their effective management. GIS increases the effectiveness and accuracy of vegetation planning in a region. Such regional planning will also greatly increases biodiversity values.

This book systematically explores these issues and discuses new applications and approaches for overcoming these issues, including the application of GIS techniques for sustainable management and planning. Professional researchers as well as students and teachers of agriculture and ecology will find this volume to be an integral resource for studying the vegetation of Central Asia.

Keywords

Medicinal plants Mountain plants Desert plants Geographical information systems Water scarcity Soil salinity Conservation

Editors and affiliations

  • Dilfuza Egamberdieva
    • 1
  • Münir Öztürk
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of BiologyNational University of UzbekistanTashkentUzbekistan
  2. 2.Vice President “The Islamic World Acadmey of Sciences” Amann-Jordan and Centre for Environmental Studies-Botany DepartmentEge UniversityIzmirTurkey

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