USGS scientist Jayne Belnap examines instruments to measure biocrust

Photo of USGS scientist Jayne Belnap examining instrumentation to measure photosynthetic rates of biocrusts.

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USGS scientist Jayne Belnap examines instrumentation to measure photosynthetic rates of biocrusts.

Arid and semiarid ecosystems are expected to experience significant changes in temperature and precipitation patterns, which may affect soil organisms in ways that cause surfaces to become lighter in color and thus reflect more sunlight, according to a new USGS study. 

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