Research on sabkha ecology commenced only a few decades ago and sabkhat were considered as wasteland. It is only now, that environmental managers realize that sabkhat are ecosystems with a research, development, and conservation value. This multidisciplinary volume is a first comprehensive documentation of sabkha research in the Arabian peninsula region, including contributions from 16 countries. The topics covered include aspects of geology, hydrology, geomorphology, zoology, botany, ecology, ecosystem analysis, past, present, and future land use methods and development, and nature conservation at the landscape level.
From the contents:List of authors.- Foreword.- Preface.- Introduction.- Part I: Distribution of sabkhat within the Arabian Peninsula and the adjacent countries.- Part II: Sabkha ecology.- Part III: Sabkha land use and development.- Index.
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