Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Vegetation Megatransect

Northern portion
, from 23 degrees north to 31 degrees north latitude, moving West to East, along each degree of north altitude, compiled from pictures from the Confluence.org project.

Southern portion of this megatransect is at http://www.ecoseeds.com/Saudi_mega.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



 

map

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

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.

18N 42E in the southern portion of this megatransect is 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 vegetation 23N 39E, ER 0


23N 40E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 23N 41E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 23N 42E, ancient 6,000 year old lake bed, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 23N 43E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 23N 44E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 23N 45E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 23N 46E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 23N 47E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 23N 48E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 23N 49E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 23N 50E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 23N 51E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 23N 52E, ancient 6,000 year old lake bed, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 24N 39E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 24N 40E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 24N 41E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 24N 42E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 24N 43E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 24N 44E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 24N 45E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 24N 46E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 24N 47E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 24N 48E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 24N 49E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 24N 50E, ER 3


Saudi vegetation 24N 51E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 25N 39E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 25N 40E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 25N 41E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 25N 42E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 25N 43E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 25N 44E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 25N 45E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 25N 46E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 25N 47E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 25N 48E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 25N 49E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 25N 50E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 26N 37E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 26N 38E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 26N 39E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 26N 40E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 26N 41E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 26N 42E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 26N 43E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 26N 44E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation26N 45E, ER 0

Saudi vegetation 26N 46E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation26N 47E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation26N 48E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation26N 49E, ER 3


Saudi vegetation27N 38E, ER 3


Saudi vegetation27N 39E, ER 3


Saudi vegetation27N 40E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation27N 41E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation27N 42E, ER 3


Saudi vegetation27N 43E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation27N 44E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 27N 45E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 27N 46E, ER 2


Saudi vegetation 27N 47E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 27N 48E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 27N 49E, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 28N 43E, ER 4

Saudi vegetation 28N 44E, ER 1

Saudi vegetation near 28N 45E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 28N 46E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 28N 47E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 28N 48E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 29N 37E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 29N 38E graves, ER 1

Saudi vegetation 29N 39E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation29N 40E, ER 4

Saudi vegetation 29N 41E, ER 4

Saudi vegetation 29N 42E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 29N 43E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 29N 44E meadow, ER 4


Saudi vegetation 29N 44E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 29N 45E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 29N 46E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 29N 47E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 30N 38E, ER 1


Saudi vegetation 30N 39E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation30N 40E, ER 1

Saudi vegetation 30N 41E, ER 0

Saudi vegetation 30N 42E, ER 0

Saudi vegetation 30N 43E, ER 0


Saudi vegetation 31N 38E, ER 0

Saudi vegetation 31N 39E, ER 0

Saudi vegetation 31N 40E, ER 0

Saudi vegetation 31N 41E, ER 0

Saudi vegetation 31N 42E, ER 1


Updated December 27, 2009