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Title: Cyanobacteria in biological soil crusts, Earth´s Most Extensive Biofilms: adaptation and sensitivity to global warming
Authors: García-Pichel, Ferrán
UNESCO Clasification: 241707 Algología (ficología)
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Biological soil crusts from arid lands are extensive but little known microbial ecosystems where primary productivity is driven by cyanobacteria, algae, lichens and mosses, and which are subject to a variety of environmental extremes. I will review the basic ecology of cyanobacteria in biocrusts, focusing then on an evaluation of adaptive strategies that allow them to thrive. I will also review recent results that imply that these communities are sensitive to predicted changes in temperature driven by global change.
Description: School of Life Sciences, Arizona State University, Tempe AZ, USA
Source: XIX Congreso de Botánica Criptogámica, organizado por el Banco Español de Algas (BEA), celebrado en el Hotel Cristina de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria entre los días 25 al 27 de junio de 2013. Conferencia plenaria Algas
Rights: by-nc-nd
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