Vegetation Analysis of Chott Tinsilt and Sebkhet Ezzemoul (Two Ramsar Sites in Algeria) in Relation to Soil Proprieties

  • Adel Bezzalla
  • Moussa Houhamdi
  • Haroun ChenchouniEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Science, Technology & Innovation book series (ASTI)


The vegetation of two Ramsar wetlands (Chott Tinsilt and Sebkhet Ezzemoul) was characterized in this research study. Plant community included 34 species belonging to 16 families in Chott Tinsilt and 43 species belonging to 17 families in Sebkhet Ezzemoul. Most of the species are halophytes with low-medium vegetation cover. The generalized linear model indicated that the soil’s electrical conductivity and organic matter are the main drivers of spatiotemporal variations of plant species richness, abundance and distribution. This study proved the high plant diversity in these two wetlands, which makes a real biological heritage.


Chott Tinsilt Sebkhet Ezzemoul Halophytes Plant distribution Diversity Plant community 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Ecology and Environment, Faculty of Natural and Life SciencesUniversity of Batna 2Fesdis, BatnaAlgeria
  2. 2.Laboratoire de Biologie, Eau and Environment (LBEE), Faculty of SNV-STUUniversity of GuelmaGuelmaAlgeria
  3. 3.Department of Natural and Life SciencesFSESNV, University of TebessaTebessaAlgeria
  4. 4.Laboratory of Natural Resources and Management of Sensitive Environments ‘RNAMS’University of Oum-El-BouaghiOum-El-BouaghiAlgeria

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