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Matthew Bowker
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Seeking a Master's student: biocrust biodiversity, does it offer resistance to climate change
Syntrichia caninervis , one of the stars of the new project (image: Jepson Herbarium, UC Berkely) The School of Forestry, Northern Arizona University, seeks a motivated Master of Science (M.S.F.) student to conduct field and greenhouse experiments in Flagst...

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Lab grad Chris Ive's research featured on Earth Notes (KNAU)
Chris Ive's successfully defended back in late April, and completed some foundational work on one of our more exciting research lines: using post-fire colonizing soil mosses as a restoration material. The radio short Earth Notes also thought it was exciting...

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Biocrusts on SciShow
Her's our collaborator Rebecca Durham of MPG Ranch in Montana, talking about biocrusts of Montana on SciShow, an internet-based science talk show. Enjoy....

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BioCrust3 Abstract & Financial Assistance Deadline is Approaching!!
Dear all,  In September you'll have the opportunity to meet biocrust researchers and enthusiasts from around the world in one of the crustiest locations anywhere, Moab Utah. You will have a chance to hear Dr. Jayne Belnap tell us how she became the research...

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Some recent papers from the lab (late 2015, early 2016)
Antoninka, A.J. , Bowker, M.A. , Reed, S.C., Doherty, K.D . 2015. Production of greenhouse-grown biocrust mosses and associated cyanobacteria to rehabilitate dryland soil function. Restoration Ecology doi:10.1111/rec/12311. Antoninka, A.J. , Ritchie, M.E., ...

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Biocrust modulation of dryland climate change impacts: Synthesizing and contrasting two recent papers
We are already accumulating evidence that biocrusts and soil microbial abundance and diversity are sensitive to climate change, in a string of high-profile papers ( Reed et al. 2012 , Ferrenberg et al. 2015 , Maestre et al. 2015 ). Decreases in biocrust or ...
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