Environmental and Human Determinates of Vegetation Distribution

Description

The distribution and dynamics of plants of the Hadhramaut region, and the role of the physical parameters and human action on their distribution were analysed. The study area is located in Hadhramaut Governorate and lies in the eastern part of the Republic of Yemen. Initially, a reconnaissance survey of the whole Hadhramaut Governorate was undertaken, leading to the selection the Wadi Hadhramaut for detailed study. About 469 plant species have been identified from the whole Hadhramaut region. There are 107 taxa which are endemic and near-endemic; 68 of these are endemic to Yemen, of these 41 are confined to Hadhramaut region. A total of 134 species belonging to 42 families were recorded in the detailed study area and, of these, seven species are endemic to Yemen (four of them endemic to Hadhramaut region). The study revealed 15 vegetation associations and thirty sociological plant species groups.

Details

Author(s)
Anthony G Miller, Abdul Wali Al Khulaidi, Peter Furley
Format
Paperback | 420 pages
Dimensions
152 x 229 x 24mm | 612g
Publication date
01 Sep 2010
Publisher
LAP Lambert Academic Publishing
Publication City/Country
Germany
Language
English
Illustrations note
black & white illustrations
ISBN10
3838394917
ISBN13
9783838394916