Water sources for cyanobacteria below desert rocks in the Negev Desert determined by conductivity

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McKay, Christopher P.;
  • Publisher: Elsevier BV
  • Journal: Global Ecology and Conservation,volume 6,pages145-151 (issn: 2351-9894)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.gecco.2016.02.010
  • Subject: Hypoliths | Rain | Ecology | Negev Desert | Conductivity | Cyanobacteria | Dew | QH540-549.5 | Water

We present year round meteorological and conductivity measurements of colonized hypolithic rocks in the Arava Valley, Negev Desert, Israel. The data indicate that while dew is common in the Negev it is not an important source of moisture for hypolithic organisms at this... View more
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