Volume 150 2003

Biological Soil Crusts: Structure, Function, and Management

ISBN: 978-3-540-43757-4 (Print) 978-3-642-56475-8 (Online)

Table of contents (33 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XVIII

  2. Taxonomic Composition, Ecology, and Biogeography of Soil-Crust Communities

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      Pages 1-1

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      Pages 3-30

      Biological Soil Crusts: Characteristics and Distribution

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      Pages 31-50

      Biological Soil Crusts of North America

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      Pages 51-55

      Biological Soil Crusts of South America

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      Pages 57-65

      Lichen-Rich Soil Crusts of Arctic Greenland

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      Pages 67-73

      Biological Soil Crusts of the Subalpine, Alpine, and Nival Areas in the Alps

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      Pages 75-86

      Biological Soil Crusts in European Temperate and Mediterranean Regions

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      Pages 87-94

      Biological Soil Crusts of Asia Including the Don and Volga Region

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      Pages 95-106

      Biological Soil Crusts of the Middle East

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      Pages 107-118

      Biological Soil Crusts of Africa

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      Pages 119-131

      Biological Soil Crusts of Australia

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      Pages 133-139

      Biological Soil Crusts of Antarctica

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      Pages 141-152

      Synopsis: Comparative Biogeography of Soil-Crust Biota

  3. Heterotrophic Components of Biological Soil Crusts

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      Pages 153-153

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      Pages 155-166

      Soil Fungi as Components of Biological Soil Crusts

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      Pages 167-174

      Microbes and Microfauna Associated with Biological Soil Crusts

  4. Structure of Biological Soil Crusts: Microscale to Landscape

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      Pages 175-175

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      Pages 177-191

      Comparative Structure of Physical and Biological Soil Crusts

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      Pages 193-201

      Small-Scale Environments and Distribution of Biological Soil Crusts

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      Pages 203-213

      Ecological Determinants of Species Composition of Biological Soil Crusts on a Landscape Scale

  5. Biological Soil Crusts as an Ecosystem Component: Carbon and Nitrogen Acquisition and Interaction with Vascular Plants

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      Pages 215-215

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      Pages 217-240

      Photosynthesis of Soil-Crust Biota as Dependent on Environmental Factors

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      Pages 241-261

      Factors Influencing Nitrogen Fixation and Nitrogen Release in Biological Soil Crusts

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      Pages 263-279

      Biological Soil Crusts and Ecosystem Nitrogen and Carbon Dynamics

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