Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vegetation Megatransect

Southern portion
, from 18 degrees north to 22 degrees north latitude, moving West to East, along each degree of north altitude, compiled from pictures from the Confluence.org project.

Northern portion of megatransect, 23-31 degrees north at http://www.ecoseeds.com/Saudi_northmega.html


Compiled by Craig Dremann, (650) 325-7333, for scientific study of what a large-scale, continent-sized ecological and vegetation photo megatransect could possibly look like, photos copyright by the photographers that are listed on the pages at confluence.com. Photos on this web page are used here with written permission from the Confluence Project. Some photos have been cropped or contrast enhanced, to more clearly show the vegetation.

The best index link into the Confluence project is http://www.confluence.org/showworld.php

>>>See the Europe to Africa Vegetation Megatransect HERE

>>>Canada to Mexico Vegetation Megatransect HERE

>>>Canada to Baja Vegetation Megatransect HERE

>>>China West to East Vegetation Megatransect HERE

>>>Pakistan through India Vegetation Megatransect HERE

>>>North Africa to India Vegetation Megatransect HERE

>>>Australia Vegetation Megatransect HERE

>>>United States West to East Vegetation Megatransect HERE

>>>New Mexico whole state Vegetation Megatransect HERE



Arabian map

Dots trace the route of the two megatransects. The best area, that should be preserved as Ecological Restoration sites, are marked in green. The sites of the ancient 6,000 year old lake beds, are marked in blue.

ER = is a rating for each site, as to their Ecological Restoration potential, and the following numbers from 0 to 4 rate the site as follows:

0 = No native vegetation is visible, and no soil with organic matter seen.
1= < 1% cover; or zero cover, but organic matter still appears to be in the soil.
2 = Fair plant cover.
3 = Good plant cover.
4 = Excellent plant cover, should be preserved as an ecological restoration site.

The best example of native acacia/grassland habitat is at 18N 42E.



Saudi vegetation 18N 42E, ER 4

Saudi vegetation
The best example of native acacia/grassland habitat in all of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia so far seen, and what much of the Arabian peninsula could look like, with an annual program and significant investment in ecological restoration.

Saudi vegetation18N 43E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 18N 44E acacias, ER 3


Saudi vegetation 18N 45E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 18N 46E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 18N 47E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation19N 42E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation19N 43E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation19N 44E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation19N 45E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation19N 46E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation19N 47E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation19N 48E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation19N 49E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation19N 50E lakebed, ER 1


Saudi vegetation19N 51E, ER 1

Saudi vegetation 20N 41E, ER 0

Saudi vegetation 20N 43E, ER 4

Saudi vegetation 20N 44E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation20N 45E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 20N 46E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 20N 47E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 20N 48E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 20N 49E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation20N 50E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 20N 51E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 20N 52E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 20N 53E, ER 0

Saudi vegetation 20N 54E, Ancient lake bed. ER 0

Saudi vegetation 20N 55E, border with Oman, ER 3

Saudi vegetation 21N 40E acacias, ER 4

Saudi vegetation 21N 41E acacias, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 21N 43E camel, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 21N 44E grave, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 21N 45E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 21N 46E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 21N 47E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 21N 48E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 21N 49E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 21N 50E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 21N 51E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 21N 52E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 21N 53E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 21N 55E, ancient 6,000 year old lakebed, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 21N 56E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 22N 39E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 22N 40E, ER 3


Saudi vegetation 22N 41E, ER 3


Saudi vegetation 22N 42E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 22N 43E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 22N 44E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 22N 45E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 22N 46E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 22N 47E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 22N 48E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 22N 49E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 22N 50E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 22N 51E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 22N 52E, ER 3


Saudi vegetation 22N 53E, ER 1


ancient saudi lake 22N 54E, ancient 6,000 year old lake bed, surface is the dried minerals from the water. ER 0


ancient saudi lake 22N 55E, Ancient 6,000 year old lake bed, with water originally 100 meters deep (300 feet), ER 0

ancient saudi lake

Ancient 6,000 year old, Empty Quarter lake bed, seen from 30.6 miles, Google Earth image.

ancient saudi lake

Ancient 6,000 year old, Empty Quarter lake bed, seen from 24,000 feet, Google Earth image.


Updated December 27, 2009