Tune in to the radio hour to learn all about something that is near and dear to our hearts...Biological Soil Crust.
|Biological Soil Crust in Canyonlands National Park, UT (Photo by Bill Bowman)|
The recording is courtesy of a great program put on in Aspen, CO called Naturalist Nights and was put on by the great folks at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies and recorded beautifully by The GrassRoots Community Network.
And as always friends remember...Don't Bust The Crust!
Research Paper Links by Jayne Belnap via Resarch Gate
A Field Guide to Biological Soil Crusts by Roger Rosentreter, Ph.D., Matthew Bowker, Ph.D., Jayne Belnap, Ph.D. Free to download the .pdf file.
Crust 101 by SoilCrust.org - a great resource for all things crust.
Biological Soil Crusts - a 2 page hand-out, ideal for classrooms or informational booths.
Forest Rangeland Soil Ecology Lab at Northern Arizona University