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Vegetation and recent land-use history in the desert of Maktala, Egypt

Arid ecosystems

Auteurs :
EL-KADY, H.F.
AYYAD, M.
BORNKAMM, R.
BLUME, H.-P.
BERKOWICZ, S.M.

Description :
Using aerial photographs taken in 1955 and 1985, this study surveys the vegetation composition and recent land-use history of Maktala, an arid region located about 400 km west of Alexandria. Within this period, a doubling of cropping lands and a six-fold increase of orchards was noted. 5 plant communities were identified. The floristic composition of the communities show differences when compared to older vegetation data. These differences are discussed in the light of increasing land degradation brought about by recent land use changes.


Type de document :
Article de monographie

Source :
Catena Verlag: Advances in geoecology, 1995, n°. 28, p. 109-123, Collation : Illustration, Références bibliographiques : 28 ref.

Date :
1995

Editeur :
Pays édition : Allemagne

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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