Biodiversity of the Hypersaline Urmia Lake National Park (NW Iran)
AbstractUrmia Lake, with a surface area between 4000 to 6000 km2, is a hypersaline lake located in northwest Iran. It is the saltiest large lake in the world that supports life. Urmia Lake National Park is the home of an almost endemic crustacean species known as the brine shrimp, Artemia urmiana. Other forms of life include several species of algae, bacteria, microfungi, plants, birds, reptiles, amphibians and mammals. As a consequence of this unique biodiversity, this lake has been selected as one of the 59 biosphere reserves by UNESCO. This paper provides a comprehensive species checklist that needs to be updated by additional research in the future. View Full-Text
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Asem, A.; Eimanifar, A.; Djamali, M.; De los Rios, P.; Wink, M. Biodiversity of the Hypersaline Urmia Lake National Park (NW Iran). Diversity 2014, 6, 102-132.
Asem A, Eimanifar A, Djamali M, De los Rios P, Wink M. Biodiversity of the Hypersaline Urmia Lake National Park (NW Iran). Diversity. 2014; 6(1):102-132.Chicago/Turabian Style
Asem, Alireza; Eimanifar, Amin; Djamali, Morteza; De los Rios, Patricio; Wink, Michael. 2014. "Biodiversity of the Hypersaline Urmia Lake National Park (NW Iran)." Diversity 6, no. 1: 102-132.