Characterization of Common Environmental Indicators of the Moroccan Oasean Biome, Pilot Study in the Reserve Biosphere of Oases in Southern Morocco

Ahmed Karmaoui *

Department of Environmental Sciences (LHEA-URAC 33), Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

Issam Ifaadassan

Department of Environmental Sciences (LHEA-URAC 33), Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

Mohammed Messouli

Department of Environmental Sciences (LHEA-URAC 33), Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

Mohammed Yacoubi Khebiza

Department of Environmental Sciences (LHEA-URAC 33), Faculty of Sciences Semlalia, Cadi Ayyad University, Morocco

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Abstract

The major concern about the oasean biome is the fear of loss of this heritage. Hence the interest to study the main factors that affect the environment of Moroccan oases. This article focuses on the identification of Major and Common Indicators (MCI) of degradation of the Biosphere Reserve of Southern Morocco Oases (BRSMO). To address the state of the environment and natural resources, we have identified a set of the most important indicators that impact the stability of the oasean community basing on the profiles of the environmental vulnerability index already established in the three sites of this reserve. This study provide informations and an overall diagnosis to develop a real guide for future research and make recommendations to policymakers for multidisciplinary environmental management in Pre-Saharan region, and especially in the BRSMO.

Keywords: Oasis, EVI, pilot study, Southern Morocco


How to Cite

Karmaoui, Ahmed, Issam Ifaadassan, Mohammed Messouli, and Mohammed Yacoubi Khebiza. 2015. “Characterization of Common Environmental Indicators of the Moroccan Oasean Biome, Pilot Study in the Reserve Biosphere of Oases in Southern Morocco”. Advances in Research 5 (5):1-15. https://doi.org/10.9734/AIR/2015/19369.

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