Concepts for Different Uses of Halophytes

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

Venezuela has a long tradition of research with halophytes, especially with mangroves. Physiological as well as ecological and sociological research was done along the seacoast of Venezuela including the Orinoco delta area and the Maracaibo bay far inland. Lots of changes through human activities occurred in the meantime along the coast. It is an urgent item for IVIC to establish a systems ecology-based programme for the reestablishment of some mangrove areas and to establish a strong group for the understanding of sustainable halophyte systems as well along the coastline as in certain inland provinces. There are many possibilities to use halophytes as we demonstrate in Table 1.1. Each of the various uses requires a different concept and environmental conditions if we want to develop a system which generates a financial feasibility.


Sociological Research Mangrove Area Dune Fixation Financial Feasibility Colored Section 
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  1. Lieth H, Menzel U (2002) List of halophytes in use. Appendix in: Lieth H, Mochtchenko M (ed) Halophyte uses in different climates IV. Backhuys, Leiden, pp II–IXGoogle Scholar
  2. Lieth H, Mochtchenko M (eds) (2002) Halophyte uses in different climates IV. Backhuys, LeidenGoogle Scholar
  3. Lieth H, Mochtchenko M (eds) (2003) Cashcrop halophytes, recent studies, vol 38. Tasks for vegetation science. Kluwer Academic, DordrechtGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Lieth
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  1. 1.Institute of Environmental Systems ResearchUniversity of OsnabrueckGermany

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