Ecosystems https://doi.org/10.1007/s10021-018-0267-8 2018 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature The Role of Biological Soil Crusts in Nitrogen Cycling and Soil Stabilization in Kangerlussuaq, West Greenland 1,4 1 2 Ruth C. Heindel, * Francesca C. Governali, Angela M. Spickard, and 2,3 Ross A. Virginia 1 2 Department of Earth Sciences, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA; Environmental Studies Program, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA; Institute of Arctic Studies, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, USA Present address: Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research, University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, USA ABSTRACT Biological soil crusts (biocrusts) naturally coexist and age. We found that biocrusts took with vascular plants in many dryland ecosystems. 180 ± 40 years to fully develop and that biocrusts Although most studies of dryland biocrusts have became thicker and soil penetration resistance been conducted in warm deserts, dryland biocrusts increased as they developed. The N-ﬁxing lichen also exist in the Arctic, where they may be an Stereocaulon sp. was found throughout the study important source of nitrogen (N) and carbon (C) region at all stages of biocrust development. Nat- to nutrient-limited environments. In Kangerlus- ural N abundance suggests that Stereocaulon sp. suaq, Greenland, wind-driven soil erosion
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Published: Jun 4, 2018
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