Unexpected uptake


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).

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