Biogeochemistry

Unexpected uptake

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Lichens, cyanobacteria, mosses and algae coat many terrestrial surfaces. These biological covers turn out to play an important role in the global cycling of carbon and nitrogen.

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Figure 1: Cryptogamic covers.

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Belnap, J. Unexpected uptake. Nature Geosci 5, 443–444 (2012). https://doi.org/10.1038/ngeo1514

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