@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1878,
	  title     = {Effect of Cement-kiln Dust Pollution on The Vegetation in The Western Mediterranean Desert of Egypt},
	  author    = {Amal and  M. Fakhry and  M. M. Migahid},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {This study investigated the ecological effects of
particulate pollution from a cement factory on the vegetation in the
western Mediterranean coastal desert of Egypt. Variations in
vegetation, soil chemical characters, and some responses of Atriplex
halimus, as a dominant species in the study area, were investigated in
some sites located in different directions from the cement factory
between Burg El-Arab in the east and El-Hammam in the west. The
results showed an obvious decrease in vegetation diversity, in
response to cement-kiln dust pollution, that accompanied by a high
dominance attributed to the high contribution of Atriplex halimus.
Annual species were found to be more sensitive to cement dust
pollution as they all failed to persist in highly disturbed sites. It is
remarkable that cover and phytomass of Atriplex halimus were
increased greatly in response to cement dust pollution, and this was
accompanied by a reduction in the mature seeds and leaf-area of the
plant. The few seeds of the affected individuals seemed to be more
fertile and attained higher germination percentages and exhibited
hardening against drought stress.},
	    journal   = {International Journal of Environmental and Ecological Engineering},
	  volume    = {5},
	  number    = {9},
	  year      = {2011},
	  pages     = {480 - 486},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/1878},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/57},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 57, 2011},