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Orals SSS4.14

SSS4.14

Biological soil crusts: their history, diversity, and functional roles
Convener: Bettina Weber  | Co-Conveners: Ferran Garcia-Pichel , Burkhard Büdel , Sonia Chamizo 
Orals
 / Mon, 18 Apr, 13:30–15:15  / Room 2.61
Posters
 / Attendance Mon, 18 Apr, 17:30–19:00  / Hall X1

Monday, 18 April 2016
Room 2.61
Chairperson: Bettina Weber, Ferran Garcia-Pichel, Burkhard Büdel
13:30–13:45
EGU2016-1839
Rethinking the critical zone in drylands: It’s the small things that count (solicited)
Jayne Belnap
13:45–14:00
EGU2016-5790
Linking biological soil crust diversity to ecological functions
Karin Glaser, Nadine Borchhardt, Karoline Schulz, Tatiana Mikhailyuk, Karen Baumann, Peter Leinweber, and Karsten Ulf
14:00–14:15
EGU2016-599
The role of microbial-produced extracellular polymeric matrix in the formation and survival of biological soil crusts
Federico Rossi, Alessandra Adessi, and Roberto De Philippis
14:15–14:30
EGU2016-18075
Key Factors Controlling the Growth of Biological Soil Crusts: Towards a Protocol to Produce Biocrusts in Greenhouse Facilities
Sergio Velasco Ayuso, Ana María Giraldo Silva, Corey Nelson, Nichole Barger, Anita Antoninka, Matthew Bowker, and Ferran Garcia-Pichel
14:30–14:45
EGU2016-6129
Development and hydrology of biological soil crusts -- first results from a surface inoculation experiment
Larysa Mykhailova, Thomas Raab, Stella Gypser, and Thomas Fischer
14:45–15:00
EGU2016-13347
Cryptogamic covers control spectral vegetation indices and their seasonal variation in dryland systems
Emilio Rodriguez-Caballero, Tanja Knerr, Burkhard Büdel, Joachim Hill, and Bettina Weber
15:00–15:15
EGU2016-15553
High potential for chemical weathering and climate effects of early lichens and bryophytes in the Late Ordovician
Philipp Porada, Tim Lenton, Alexandre Pohl, Bettina Weber, Luke Mander, Yannick Donnadieu, Christian Beer, Ulrich Pöschl, and Axel Kleidon