The spatial distribution patterns of biological soil crusts in the Gurbantunggut Desert , Northern Xinjiang , China

@inproceedings{Zhanga2006TheSD,
  title={The spatial distribution patterns of biological soil crusts in the Gurbantunggut Desert , Northern Xinjiang , China},
  author={Y. M. Zhanga and J. Chenb and L. Wangc and Xiaofeng Wanga and Z. H. Gub},
  year={2006}
}
  • Y. M. Zhanga, J. Chenb, +2 authors Z. H. Gub
  • Published 2006
The Gurbantunggut Desert, the largest fixed and semi-fixed desert in China, is characterized by a predominant coverage of lichen-dominated biological soil crusts, which serve an indispensable role in sand fixation. Two findings of biological soil crusts have been disclosed from previous field observations: first, distribution of biological soil crusts is selective upon locations; second, species composition varies significantly for the biological soil crusts that are at different developing… CONTINUE READING
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