A scientific study of the agricultural heritage and the ago pastoral livelihood system of the rapidly changing oases settlements in Oman.
Oases of Oman
A book filled with photographs focusing on the ecosystems of the many oases of the Omani desert, as well as depicting daily life for the communities that inhabit them.
Andreas Buerkert is head of the Section of Organic Plant Production and Agroecosystems Research in the Tropics and Subtropics at the University of Kassel. His research focuses on carbon and plant nutrient cycling in agroecosystems to analyse management effects on system sustainability, the role of organic amendments and mineral fertilisers on plant nutrient availability and product quality, and on nutrient acquisition by plants in marginal and intensive environments. He also uses non-destructive methods such as GIS-based aerial photography for the quantification of plant growth in crop-livestock systems
Eva Schlecht is Chair, Animal Husbandry in the Tropics and Subtropics at the University of Kassel and the University of Göttingen, Germany.