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Biological soil crusts

Explains biological soil crusts, organism-produced soil formations commonly found in semiarid and arid environments, with special reference to their biological composition, physical characteristics, and ecological significance.

by Southwest Biological Science Center - Canyonlands Research Station (Editor) and Belnap, Jayne
Related topics:
Algae, Bacteria, Community ecology, Desert ecosystems, Erosion, Fungi, Geomorphology, Human impacts, Lichens, Microbiology, Mosses, Soil formation, Soil resources, Deserts
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