Biological Soil Crusts: Structure, Function, and Management

  • Jayne Belnap
  • Otto L. Lange

Part of the Ecological Studies book series (ECOLSTUD, volume 150)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVIII
  2. Taxonomic Composition, Ecology, and Biogeography of Soil-Crust Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. J. Belnap, B. Büdel, O. L. Lange
      Pages 3-30
    3. R. Rosentreter, J. Belnap
      Pages 31-50
    4. M. Galun, J. Garty
      Pages 95-106
    5. I. Ullmann, B. Büdel
      Pages 107-118
    6. D. J. Eldridge
      Pages 119-131
    7. T. G. A. Green, P. A. Broady
      Pages 133-139
  3. Heterotrophic Components of Biological Soil Crusts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 153-153
    2. J. S. States, M. Christensen, C. L. Kinter
      Pages 155-166
  4. Structure of Biological Soil Crusts: Microscale to Landscape

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

  6. Soil Stability and Hydrology as Influenced by Soil Crusts

  7. Disturbance to Biological Soil Crusts: Resistance, Resilience, and Restoration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 361-361
    2. J. Belnap, D. Eldridge
      Pages 363-383
    3. J. R. Johansen
      Pages 385-397
  8. Monitoring and Management of Biological Soil Crusts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 399-399
    2. R. D. Evans, J. Belnap, E Garcia-Pichel, S. L. Phillips
      Pages 417-429
    3. A. Karnieli, R. F. Kokaly, N. E. West, R. N. Clark
      Pages 431-455
    4. R. Rosentreter, D. J. Eldridge, J. H. Kaltenecker
      Pages 457-468
  9. Conclusions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 469-469
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 481-505

About this book


Algen Boden Bodenkrusten Cyanobacteria Cyanobakterien Erosion Flechten Landnutzung Moose Soil crusts algae arid areas aride Regionen ecology land use lichens mosses soil Ökologie desert ecosystem environment erosion fauna fungi nitrogen plants wind

Editors and affiliations

  • Jayne Belnap
    • 1
  • Otto L. Lange
    • 2
  1. 1.US Geological SurveyForest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science CenterMoabUSA
  2. 2.Lehrstuhl für Botanik IIUniversität Würzburg Julius-von-Sachs-Institut für BiowissenschaftenWürzburgGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-43757-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56475-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0070-8356
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