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Publication Type J
Authors Boer, B; Sargeant, D
Author Full Name Boer, B; Sargeant, D
Title Desert perennials as plant and soil indicators in Eastern Arabia
Source PLANT AND SOIL
Language English
Document Type Article
Author Keywords Abu Dhabi; salinity; soil surface hardness; soil texture; vegetation types
Abstract Soils of different Eastern Arabian vegetation types, dominated by five desert perennials have been analysed for their texture, salinity and surface hardness. The vegetation types were analysed for plant species richness and composition. Special emphasis was given to Abu Dhabi's widespread terrestrial perennials Cyperus conglomeratus Rottb., Haloxylon salicornicum (Moq.) Bge., Pennisetum divisum (Gmel.) Henr., Seidlitzia rosmarinus Ehrenb. ex Bge. and Zygophyllum mandavillei Hadidi. The results show some important relationships between soils and plants. C. conglomeratus indicates the lowest soil salinity levels and the finest texture. P. divisum indicates the highest species richness and S. rosmarinus indicates the lowest species richness. Z. mandavillei indicates the highest salinity levels, the largest soil particle size, and the hardest soil surfaces.
Author Address Environm Res & Wildlife Dev Agcy, Abu Dhabi, U Arab Emirates
Reprint Address Boer, B (reprint author), Environm Res & Wildlife Dev Agcy, POB 45553, Abu Dhabi, U Arab Emirates.
Cited Reference Count 16
Times Cited 17
Total Times Cited Count (WoS, BCI, and CSCD) 18
Publisher KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBL
Publisher City DORDRECHT
Publisher Address SPUIBOULEVARD 50, PO BOX 17, 3300 AA DORDRECHT, NETHERLANDS
ISSN 0032-079X
29-Character Source Abbreviation PLANT SOIL
ISO Source Abbreviation Plant Soil
Publication Date FEB
Year Published 1998
Volume 199
Issue 2
Beginning Page 261
Ending Page 266
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.1023/A:1004318610230
Page Count 6
Web of Science Category Agronomy; Plant Sciences; Soil Science
Subject Category Agriculture; Plant Sciences
Document Delivery Number ZN958
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000073701100009
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