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Sabkha Ecosystems, Volume 5: The Americas

Information about dry saline ecosystems
Current research on saline ecosystems as non-conventional source of cash crops
Prospects for restoring the degraded ecosystem

Series: Tasks for Vegetation Science Series Volume: 48

By: M Ajmal Khan (Editor), Benno Boër (Editor), Münir Öztürk (Editor), Miguel Clüsener-Godt (Editor), Bilquees Gul (Editor), Siegmar-W Breckle (Editor)

430 pages, 67 colour & 63 b/w illustrations


Hardback | Apr 2016 | #228074 | ISBN-13: 9783319270913
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NHBS Price: £89.50 $110/€101 approx

About this book

This book is a part of the Sabkha Ecosystems series which was designed to provide information on sabkha ecosystems of different regions and to add to the collective knowledge available about saline ecosystems. The comprehensive coverage assists the reader gaining a thorough understanding of sabkha geology, hydrology, geomorphology, zoology, botany, ecology and ecosystem functioning, as well as sabkha conservation, utilization and development. Volume 1 focused on The Arabian Peninsula and Adjacent Countries, volume 2 was based on describing saline ecosystems of West and Central Asia , volume 3 referred to Africa and Southern Europe, while volume 4 focused on Cash Crop Halophyte and Biodiversity Conservation. The present volume 5 focuses on the Americas.


1. Prospects of environmentally friendly farms for food security in hot and dry coastal areas based on seawater irrigation and waste products - An inspirational proposal
2. Halophytic life in Brazilian salt flats: Biodiversity, uses and threats
3. Physiological ecology of psammophytic and halophytic plant species from coastal plains in northern South America
4. Morphophysiology and biochemistry of Prosopis strombulifera under salinity. Are halophytes tolerant to all salts?
5. A review of the North American halophyte Suaeda linearis (Ell.) Moq
6. Assessing seeds germination responses of Great Basin halophytes to various exogenous chemical treatments under saline conditions
7. Assessing seeds germination responses of Great Basin halophytes to various exogenous chemical treatments under saline conditions
8. The impact of Lake Bonneville and Lake Lahontan on the halophytes of the great basin
9. Halophytic flora of Argentina: A checklist and an analysis of its diversity
10. Coastal environments in the Bahia Blanca Estuary, Argentina
11. Sarcocornia magellanica (Phil.) M. A. Alonso & M. B. Crespo: A halophyte native of Tierra del Fuego (Argentina) irrigated with sea water for human consumption and production of sheep meat
12. Design concept of a reverse osmosis reject irrigated landscape: Connecting source to sabkha
13. The seed bank of a hypersaline shrub community in the Bahamas
14. Salt contaminated water phytotreatment by constructed wetland
15. Agriculture and sheep production on Patagonian sabkas with Sarcocornia neei, irrigated with sea water (Chubut - Argentina)
16. Germination and growth of Panicum virgatum in nacl gradient: Potential for restoration and biofuel production
17. Floristic diversity of halophytic plants of Mexico
18. Soil-plant relationships in the sabhkas of America
19. Effects of competition, salinity and disturbance on the growth of Poa pratensis (Kentucky Bluegrass) and Puccinellia nuttalliana (Nuttall's Alkaligrass)
20. Ecophysiology of native species from Patagonian Monte, Argentina
21. Distichlis palmeri: An endemic grass in the coastal sabkhas of the northern Gulf of California and a potential new grain crop for saltwater agriculture
22. Effect by plant growth promoting bacteria (Azospirillum halopraeferens and Klebsiella pneumoniae) on lipid value in seeds of the halophyte Salicornia bigelovii Torr
23. Germination Factors and Influences on Button-wood, Conocarpus erectus, Combretaceae
24. Plant growth promoting Rhizobacteria associated to halophytes: Potential applications in agriculture

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