Tinsy Tiny Plants Helping Sustain Dwindling Water Supplies

As part of a global meta-analysis, a team of researchers from the University of New South Wales have discovered that the miniscule plants that cover desert soils; biocrusts, play a crucial part in supporting the world’s rapidly shrinking water supplies. 

These biocrusts are primarily present on the surface of dryland soils, which collectively are the world’s largest biome. 

To tell us more about this research we were joined by Professor David Eldridge, lead author of the study from the University of New South Wales School of Biological, Earth and Environment Sciences.

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