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Journal of Biological Sciences
  Year: 2008 | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Page No.: 713-721
DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2008.713.721
Community Composition of Major Vegetations in the Coastal Area of Al-Uqair, Saudi Arabia in Response to Ecological Variations
Ashraf M. Youssef and Mohamed A. Al-Fredan

Abstract:
The vegetation characteristics of Al-Uqair coastal area is the major focus of the present study. The studied area is located 55 miles dues south of Dhahran in the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. Three different localities in the study area were ecologically described. The vegetation parameters of the recorded species including density, frequency and abundance with respect to climate and soil characteristics of each habitat were studied. Recorded species were 29 different species with definite community type representing each locality. The major plant species of the first locality representing Al-Uqair coastal strip are Halopeplis perfoliata, Arthrocnemum macrostachyum and Halocnemum strbilaceum. The second locality is dominated with Suaeda vermiculata while the third locality which represented the inland extension of the study area is dominated with Haloxylon persicum, Salsola maritima, Anabasis setifera and Zygophyllum sp.
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Ashraf M. Youssef and Mohamed A. Al-Fredan, 2008. Community Composition of Major Vegetations in the Coastal Area of Al-Uqair, Saudi Arabia in Response to Ecological Variations. Journal of Biological Sciences, 8: 713-721.

DOI: 10.3923/jbs.2008.713.721

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jbs.2008.713.721

 
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