Conservation of native plants as a means of resource utilization and desertification mitigation in Kuwait

Nassep, Mouza (2022). Conservation of native plants as a means of resource utilization and desertification mitigation in Kuwait. University of Birmingham. Ph.D.

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Desertification is “land degradation reduces natural resilience of the ecosystem, destroy vegetation, reduce soil fertility, increase the vulnerability of natural disaster, dust storm; leads to an extension of species.” Environmental degradation and sever ecological condition and many other factors related to human activities leads to severe desertification and deterioration in soil and plant cover in Kuwait. The conservation planning process required various data sources, especially information related to the component and facilitating support. This research project contributes to the conservation of Kuwait plants, development conservation strategy to aid resource utilisation, and desertification mitigation in Kuwait. A priority list of preservation in Kuwait, through developing specific criteria, a total of 118 priority species were identified. The creation of morphological characteristics of the prioritised native plant species and acquired an identification aid. In addition, the development of Red List categorisation to produce a relative estimate of the likelihood of extinction of the prioritised taxon globally and develop the result to the regional threat assessment for the native ones help create high priority native species from the list. The research also follows a design of strategic management and its effectiveness in the Demilitarized zone protected area in Kuwait. The application aims to combat desertification by understanding the actual situation of flora in Kuwait, improving the natural heritage, developing an annual management plan in the future, and help in the development of series of recommendations and use action.

Type of Work: Thesis (Doctorates > Ph.D.)
Award Type: Doctorates > Ph.D.
Licence: All rights reserved
College/Faculty: Colleges (2008 onwards) > College of Life & Environmental Sciences
School or Department: School of Biosciences
Funders: None/not applicable
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QK Botany
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)


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