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(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2000)

Document title

Infiltration through three contrasting biological soil crusts in patterned landscapes in the Negev, Israel

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ELDRIDGE D.J. ; ZAADY E. ; SHACHAK M. ;

Abstract

The AA. examine the role of soil crusts in infiltration processes in 3 contrasting environments in the Northern, Central, and Central-Western Negev. The 3 crust types are : a dune sand supporting an almost continuous thin cyanobacterial and moss crust, a predominantly physically (depositional) crusted loess soil sparsely colonised by cyanobacterial filaments, and a loamy hillslope soil supporting a well-developed crust colonised by cyanobacteria lichens, and some mosses. The AA. examine the influence of crusts on water flow, and infer likely effects of crusts and their removal on ecological processes in landscapes characterised by a patchy distribution of resources

Source

Article of periodic

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2000, vol. 40, no3 [pp. 323-336]

Bibliographic references : 48 ref.

Collation : Illustration ;

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Laboratoire INTERGEO - Paris

INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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