Barr Al Hikman explained
The intertidal ecosystem of Barr Al Hikman in the Sultanate of Oman is one of the last large pristine wetlands in the Middle-East. Barr Al Hikman is of major importance as a nursery and feeding area for shrimps, fishes, crabs and green turtles and it is the most important wetland for shorebirds in the Middle-East. With our study we aim for an advanced understanding of the ecological processes that are shaping this unique system. By sharing our results we hope to raise awareness of the international importance of ecosystems such as Barr Al Hikman.
This project, Remote Sensing and Geospatial Data Analysis of Barr Al Hikman Intertidal Ecosystem: Implications of Cascading Predator-prey Effects in a Pristine Seagrass-based Food Web’ is sponsored by the TRC Open Research Grant Program which has been developed as part of the Sultanate of Oman’s national research strategy. Small to medium-sized research grants for short and medium-term projects are awarded based on open research initiatives.