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Restoring the living skin of the Earth: progress and pitfalls in biocrust rehabilitation

Dagsetning: 
Föstudagur, October 19, 2018 - 12:30
Nánari staðsetning: 
Stofa 131
Matthew A. Bowker, Associate Professor of Forest Soils & Ecosystem Ecology,  School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University will give a lecture on his research on biocrust.
 
The talk is titled:

Restoring the living skin of the Earth: progress and pitfalls in biocrust rehabilitation

Abstract:

Biological soil crusts (biocrusts) are a highly functional bioaggregation of surface soils, formed by cyanobacteria, mosses, lichens and other organisms, prevalent in low-productivity ecosystems worldwide. They hold great promise as an ecological restoration material. This talk identifies a research and development plan consisting of 4 key steps: 1. development of optimal culturing approaches, 2. maximizing field survivorship, 3. developing and testing dispersal methodology, and 4. integration with other rehabilitation techniques. Culturing of many biocrust organisms is feasible, but enhancement of field success is a key remaining challenge.

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