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- Svirčev, Zorica; Dulić, Tamara; Obreht, Igor; Codd, Geoffrey A.; Lehmkuhl, Frank; Marković, Slobodan B.; Hambach, Ulrich; Meriluoto, Jussi
- Plant and soil 2019 v.439 no.1-2 pp. 293-308
- arid lands, etc ; Cyanobacteria; biochemical pathways; carbonates; dust; ecosystem engineers; ecosystems; environmental impact; exudation; loess; models; polymers; toxicity; trapping; weathering; Show all 15 Subjects
- ... BACKGROUND: Biocrusts are important functional units in dryland ecosystems. Regarded as ecosystem engineers, cyanobacteria in biocrusts contribute several major physico-chemical and biological processes. However, the role of cyanobacteria in the process of loess formation has been underestimated. Recently, their contribution to sediment development was presented in the BLOCDUST model of loess form ...