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Hydrological Processes, ISSN 0885-6087, 10/2006, Volume 20, Issue 15, pp. 3159 - 3178
Biological soil crusts (BSCs) are the dominant living cover in many drylands of the world. They possess many features that can influence different aspects of... 
microbiotic crusts | arid | water cycles | runoff | semiarid | desert | infiltration | water erosion | Arid | Microbiotic crusts | Water cycles | Runoff | Semiarid | Infiltration | Desert | Water erosion | PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES | WATER RESOURCES | RAIN-IMPACTED FLOW | SURFACE CONDITION | WESTERN-NEGEV | COLORADO PLATEAU | DEGRADED SEMIARID WOODLAND | SANDY SOILS | CRYPTOGAM COVER | PLANT SUCCESSION
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Geomorphology, ISSN 0169-555X, 04/2012, Volume 145-146, pp. 81 - 89
Soil surface roughness has a strong influence on runoff and erosion, affecting surface storage capacity, water flow routing and velocity, and modifying runoff... 
Laser scanner | Biological soil crust | Runoff | Surface storage | Roughness | Erosion | TEMPORAL VARIABILITY | VEGETATION PATTERNS | NEGEV DESERT | MICROBIOTIC CRUSTS | GEOGRAPHY, PHYSICAL | GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | OVERLAND-FLOW | WESTERN NEGEV | DEPRESSION-STORAGE | BADLANDS | SPATIAL-DISTRIBUTION | WATER | Ecosystems | Analysis
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Journal of Hydrology, ISSN 0022-1694, 01/2019, Volume 568, pp. 792 - 802
[Display omitted] •Cyanobacteria and moss biocrusts decrease constant infiltration rate by 29–52%.•Biocrusts decrease soil saturated hydraulic conductivity by... 
Soil infiltrability | Double-ring infiltrometer | Biological soil crust | Microbiotic crust | Loess Plateau in China | Disc infiltrometer | PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES | DESERT | WATER RESOURCES | MICROBIOTIC CRUSTS | EVAPORATION | ENGINEERING, CIVIL | GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | LOESS PLATEAU | WESTERN NEGEV | CONSEQUENCES | SAND DUNES | RUNOFF | VEGETATION
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Science of the Total Environment, ISSN 0048-9697, 02/2017, Volume 579, pp. 848 - 859
Once established, biocrusts (known also as biological soil crusts or microbiotic crusts) are thought to be relatively resilient to wind erosion, with crust... 
Vulnerability | Negev Desert | Wind power | Crust erosion | Resilience | VISCOELASTIC PROPERTIES | DUNE SLOPES | BIOLOGICAL SOIL CRUSTS | NEGEV-DESERT | MICROBIOTIC CRUSTS | FRICTION VELOCITY | ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES | INDUCED SEDIMENT YIELD | WESTERN NEGEV | DUST EMISSIONS | POLYMERIC SUBSTANCES EPS | Burial | Dust storms | Droughts | Ecosystems
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Geoderma, ISSN 0016-7061, 07/2012, Volume 181-182, pp. 56 - 64
Previous work at the Hallamish dunefield in the western Negev Desert defined and mapped 5 mature types of microbiotic crusts (MCs). Crust definition and... 
Biocrust | Chlorophyll | Sand dune | Negev Desert | Biological soil crust | Runoff | VEGETATION PATTERNS | ISRAEL | EROSION | SOIL SCIENCE | MOVEMENT | DESERTIFICATION | SAND DUNES | WESTERN NEGEV-DESERT | SLOPES | SPAIN | Soil moisture | Sand dunes
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Geoderma, ISSN 0016-7061, 06/2012, Volume 179-180, pp. 104 - 112
Dictating the length of time during which water is available, evaporation plays a cardinal role in ecosystem ecology and structure. This is especially so in... 
Sand dune | Mulch | Biological soil crust | Microbiotic crust | Evaporation | Moisture | ALBEDO | NORTH-WESTERN NEGEV | BIOLOGICAL SOIL CRUSTS | MICROBIOTIC CRUSTS | SOIL SCIENCE | DUST | ALGAE | DEW | SLOPES | Precipitation (Meteorology) | Arid regions | Ecosystems | Soil moisture | Sand dunes
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Geomorphology, ISSN 0169-555X, 2012, Volume 139, pp. 484 - 494
Microbiotic crusts (MCs) play an important role in surface hydrology by altering runoff yield. In order to study the crust's role on water redistribution,... 
Microrelief | Infiltration | Chihuahuan Desert | Physical crust | Exopolysaccharides | Biological soil crusts | PHYSICAL-PROPERTIES | FIELD | NEGEV DESERT | DUNE SLOPES | NITROGEN-FIXATION | GEOGRAPHY, PHYSICAL | GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | INDUCED SEDIMENT YIELD | WESTERN NEGEV | SANDY SOILS | RAINFALL | Chlorophyll | Hydrology | Runoff | Analysis | National monuments | Infiltration (Hydrology)
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Geomorphology, ISSN 0169-555X, 2007, Volume 89, Issue 1, pp. 39 - 54
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Catena, ISSN 0341-8162, 12/2017, Volume 159, pp. 115 - 125
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Journal of Arid Environments, ISSN 0140-1963, 2006, Volume 65, Issue 4, pp. 572 - 590
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Catena, ISSN 0341-8162, 2011, Volume 87, Issue 3, pp. 326 - 333
Drylands are regarded as highly sensitive to climatic change. The putative positive relationship between average annual rainfall and runoff, assumed for areas... 
Rainfall and runoff | Biological topsoil crusts | Sandy arid areas | Rainfall gradient | Water availability | SOIL SCIENCE | GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | WESTERN-NEGEV | SOIL CRUSTS | WATER RESOURCES | RUNOFF | NIZZANA | Runoff | Soil moisture
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Applied Soil Ecology, ISSN 0929-1393, 11/2017, Volume 120, pp. 70 - 80
Non-rainfall water (NRW), as the most frequent water source of drylands, is significantly boosted by biocrusts. However, the mechanism of biocrustal promotion... 
Accumulation patterns | Photosynthetic activities | Non-rainfall water | Influencing factors | Sources | CO2 exchange | exchange | WESTERN NEGEV DESERT | BIOLOGICAL SOIL CRUSTS | DEW FORMATION | ENVIRONMENTAL-FACTORS | MICROBIOTIC CRUSTS | SUCCESSIONAL STAGES | SOIL SCIENCE | ALGAL CRUSTS | SAND DUNES | ARID DRAINAGE-BASIN | Photosynthesis | Rain and rainfall | Analysis
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