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SSS4.2

Biological Soil Crusts in the soil system: can they represent a rehabilitation tool?
Convener: Federico Rossi  | Co-Conveners: Vincent Felde , Laura Concostrina-Zubiri 
Orals
 / Thu, 16 Apr, 15:30–17:15  / Room B13
Posters
 / Attendance Thu, 16 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Blue Posters

Thursday, 16 April 2015
Room B13
Chairperson: Federico Rossi
15:30–15:35
Introduction

15:35–15:50
EGU2015-11354
Rehabilitation of European Biological Soil Crusts – The SCIN project
Laura Williams, Lingjuan Zheng, Stefanie Maier, Bettina Weber, and Burkhard Büdel
15:50–16:05
EGU2015-15111
Restoring the biological crust cover of soils across biomes in arid North America
Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Anita Antoninka, Matthew Bowker, Ana Giraldo Silva, Corey Nelson, Sergio Velasco Ayuso, Nichole Barger, Jayne Belnap, Sasha Reed, and Michael Duniway
16:05–16:20
EGU2015-15171
Use of coal ash for enhancing biocrust development in stabilizing sand dunes
Eli Zaady, Itzhak Katra, and Shlomo Sarig
16:20–16:35
EGU2015-11926
Restoring Tropical Grassland Productivity with Facilitated Biofertilisation
Wendy Williams and Burkhard Büdel
16:35–16:50
EGU2015-2541
Acclimation of microorganisms to harsh soil crust conditions: Experimental and genomic approaches
Hagai Raanan and Aaron Kaplan
16:50–17:05
EGU2015-3513
The stability and the hydrological behavior of biological soil crusts is significantly affected by the complex nature of their polysaccharidic matrix
Roberto De Philippis
17:05–17:15
Final Discussion