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Authors Cunningham, PL; Jankowitz, W
Editors Ozturk, M; Boer, B; Barth, HJ; Breckle, SW; ClusenerGodt, M; Khan, MA
Author Full Name Cunningham, Peter L.; Jankowitz, Willem
Title A Review of Fauna and Flora Associated with Coastal and Inland Saline Flats from Namibia with Special Reference to the Etosha Pan
Source SABKHA ECOSYSTEMS: AFRICA AND SOUTHERN EUROPE, VOL III
Series Tasks for Vegetation Science
Language English
Document Type Article; Book Chapter
Abstract Coastal saline flats are often frequented by a plethora of migratory birds, mainly waders, and mammals such as the elusive Brown Hyaena (Hyaena brunnea) and Black-backed Jackal (Canis mesomelas). Inland saline flats, particularly Etosha Pan, which is fringed by broad- and fine-leafed arid savanna woodlands, teem with a variety of game. Greater Flamingo (Phoenicopterus ruber) and Lesser Flamingo (Phoeniconaias minor) also occasionally breed on the Etosha Pan depending on local rainfall. Only vegetation adapted to halophytic conditions occur in association with saline systems in Namibia. Grasses such as Sporobolus salsu and Sporobolus spicatus may occasionally occur on the Etosha Pan while the succulent-like perennial herbs such as Salicornia natalensis and Anthrocnemum africanum may grow in the coastal saline conditions. Although no fauna and flora are exclusively known to be associated with saline flats in Namibia, these habitats are important for wildlife mainly due to the vegetation (i.e. source of food and shelter) surrounding these flats, fountains (i.e. source of water) often associated with these flats and breeding/feeding/resting sites for migrant waders and other birds.
Author Address [Cunningham, Peter L.] Environm & Wildlife Consulting Namibia, Windhoek 9000, Namibia; [Jankowitz, Willem] Polytech Namibia, Nat Conservat Dept, Sch Nat Resources & Tourism, Windhoek 9000, Namibia
Reprint Address Cunningham, PL (reprint author), Environm & Wildlife Consulting Namibia, POB 90717, Windhoek 9000, Namibia.
E-mail Address pckkwrc@yahoo.co.uk
Cited Reference Count 32
Publisher SPRINGER
Publisher City DORDRECHT
Publisher Address PO BOX 17, 3300 AA DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
ISSN 0167-9406
ISBN 978-90-481-9672-2
29-Character Source Abbreviation TASKS VEG SCI
ISO Source Abbreviation Tasks Veg. Sci.
Year Published 2011
Volume 46
Beginning Page 9
Ending Page 17
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1007/978-90-481-9673-9_2
Page Count 9
Web of Science Category Plant Sciences; Ecology
Subject Category Plant Sciences; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
Document Delivery Number BSZ42
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000286165300002
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