By Siegmar-W. Breckle,Walter Wucherer,Liliya A. Dimeyeva,Nathalia P. Ogar
Having been the fourth greatest lake at the globe approximately 50 years in the past, this present day the Aral Sea now not exists. Human actions prompted its desiccation and the formation of a tremendous new wilderness, the Aralkum, which might be considered as one of many maximum ecological catastrophes and - whilst - the biggest fundamental succession scan of mankind.
This quantity brings jointly the result of foreign and interdisciplinary long term reports at the new barren region atmosphere and is split into 4 major sections. the 1st part presents an outline of the actual features of the world and covers geological, pedological, geomorphological and climatological elements and their dynamics, in particular dust-storm dynamics. the second one specializes in the biotic features and highlights the spatial and temporal styles of the wildlife. within the 3rd part reviews and initiatives aiming to wrestle desertification by way of phytomelioration and to improve techniques for the conservation of biodiversity are offered. The booklet is rounded off with a piece offering a synthesis and conclusions.
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Aralkum - a Man-Made Desert: The Desiccated Floor of the Aral Sea (Central Asia): 218 (Ecological Studies) by Siegmar-W. Breckle,Walter Wucherer,Liliya A. Dimeyeva,Nathalia P. Ogar