Barren Deserts Can Host Complex Ecosystems in Their Soils

Moffett Field CA (SPX) Dec 28, 2014

“Biological soil crusts” don’t look like much. In fact, people often trample right over these dark, or green-tinted, sometimes raised patches in the desert soil. But these scruffy stretches can house delicate ecosystems as varied and complexly interwoven as that of a lush, tropical rainforest.

Life forms including bacteria, algae, fungi and lichens, as well as plants such as mosses and liv —> Read More Here


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