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Main Title Climate - Vegetation Afro-Asian Mediterranean and Red Sea Coastal Lands / [electronic resource] :
Author Zahran, M.A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gilbert, Francis.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2010
Call Number QK101-474.5
ISBN 9789048185955
Subjects Life sciences. ; Plant Ecology. ; Climatic changes. ; Environmental management. ; Nature Conservation.
Internet Access
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Collation XXII, 321p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Afro-Asian Mediterranean Coastal Lands -- Afro-Asian Red Sea Coastal Lands -- Climate-Vegetation Relationships: Perspectives -- Climate-Vegetation and Human Welfare in the Coastal Deserts. Deserts are unique ecosystems with their own biotic and abiotic components, and are often rich in renewable natural resources, the appropriate management of which can contribute significantly to the sustainable management of desert regions for the welfare of the people. Yet while there are many books on the flora of the countries fringing the important desert countries of the Mediterranean and Red Seas, there or few books reporting on their ecophysiology and vegetation ecology. This book presents the vegetation types of the African and Asian countries of the Mediterranean and Red Sea coastal regions, and discusses the ecological threats and economic applications of these critical resources. In particular, it examines the relationships between climate and vegetation, and discusses these within the context of desertification, agro-industrial applications, ecotourism and sustainable development. The book will provide a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students involved in plant ecology, biogeography, economic botany and environmental management in the Afro-Asian Mediterranean and Red Sea coastal regions, as well as other desert regions around the world.