IJLST 2017 Volume 10 Issue 2

International Journal of Life Sciences and Technology (IJLST) ISSN: 0974-5335

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On the Ecology and Role of the Wild Flora in the Sustainable Development of the Deltaic Mediterranean Coastal Desert, Egypt. Mahmoud A. Zahran, Yasser A. El-Ameir and Ramadan A. Shawky. IJLST (2017), 10(2):14-32


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Title:
On the Ecology and Role of the Wild Flora in the Sustainable Development of the Deltaic Mediterranean Coastal Desert, Egypt


Authors & Affiliation:
Mahmoud A. Zahran1, Yasser A. El-Ameir2 and Ramadan A. Shawky3
1-2 Botany Department, Faculty of Science, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt
3 Plant Ecology and Ranges Department, Desert Research Center, Cairo, Egypt
ramadan_salam@hotmail.com, elamier76@yahoo.com


Abstract:
Aiming at the environmental development of the deltaic Mediterranean coastal desert of Egypt, multipurpose projects had been implemented. Studies threw light on the physical environment (climate, geomorphology, hydrogeology, hydrogeochemistry and soil) and natural plant life of the area. Field experiments and laboratory analyses were conducted to test the following: 1-Physical and chemical properties of soil and water, 2- Fiber length measurement of/and production of paper pulps and sheets of paper from fiber halophytes, namely: Juncus rigidus and J. acutus, 3- Estimation of the nutritive values and palatability of three fodder producing halophytes (Bassia indica, Juncus subulatus and Diplachne fusca), 4- Propagation of Bassia indica and Juncus spp. under salinity and aridity stress of the area and 5- Soil desalination using Juncus rigidus and J. acutus and microorganisms. The results obtained are promising and gave the green light to start a wide scale agro-industrial program for the environmental development of the deltaic Mediterranean desert of Egypt.
Keywords: Deltaic Med. coastal desert, halophytes, agro-industrial developments


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Prof. Dr. Prabhu Britto Albert,
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