Microtopography of microbiotic crusts on the Colorado Plateau, and distribution of component organisms

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Science
Department Biology
Creator Davidson, Diane W.
Other Author George, D. B.; Schliep, K. C.; Patrell-Kim, L. J.
Title Microtopography of microbiotic crusts on the Colorado Plateau, and distribution of component organisms
Date 2000
Description We analyzed the microtopography of microbiotic soil crusts at 3 sites on the Colorado Plateau of southern Utah and investigated distributions of cyanobacteria and several lichens in distinctive microhabitats created by this topography. At all 3 sites the long axes of linear soil mounds were oriented nonrandomly in a NNW-SSE direction.
Type Text
Publisher Western North American Naturalist
Volume 60
Issue 4
First Page 343
Last Page 354
Subject Microtopography; Microbiotic crusts; Colorado Plateau; Cryptobiotic soil; Colonization; Nonrandom orientation; Exposure; Collema; Disturbance history; Microhabitat
Subject LCSH Lichens; Cyanobacteria; Niche (Ecology)
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation George, D. B., Davidson, D. W., Schliep, K. C., & Patrell-Kim, L. J. (2000). Microtopography of microbiotic crusts on the Colorado Plateau, and distribution of component organisms. Western North American Naturalist, 60(4), 343-54.
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
ID 704598
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s68630sh
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