Biological soil crusts across disturbance–recovery scenarios: effect of grazing regime on community dynamics.

  title={Biological soil crusts across disturbance–recovery scenarios: effect of grazing regime on community dynamics.},
  author={Laura Concostrina‐Zubiri and Elisabeth Huber‐Sannwald and Ivan Felipe Benavides Mart{\'i}nez and J L Flores Flores and Juan Antonio Reyes-Ag{\"u}ero and Ana Gavalda Escude and Jayne Belnap},
  journal={Ecological applications : a publication of the Ecological Society of America},
  volume={24 7},
Grazing represents one of the most common disturbances in drylands worldwide, affecting both ecosystem structure and functioning. Despite the efforts to understand the nature and magnitude of grazing effects on ecosystem components and processes, contrasting results continue to arise. This is particularly remarkable for the biological soil crust (BSC) communities (i.e., cyanobacteria, lichens, and bryophytes), which play an important role in soil dynamics. Here we evaluated simultaneously the… 

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