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Biocrust as one of multiple stable states in global drylands

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Science Advances  25 Sep 2020:
Vol. 6, no. 39, eaay3763
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aay3763

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  • Received for publication June 13, 2019
  • Accepted for publication August 13, 2020
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  1. Ning Chen1,2,
  2. Kailiang Yu3,*,,
  3. Rongliang Jia4,
  4. Jialing Teng4, and
  5. Changming Zhao1,2,*
  1. 1State Key Laboratory of Grassland Agro-ecosystems, School of Life Sciences, Lanzhou University, No.222, Tianshui South Road, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China.
  2. 2Yuzhong Mountain Ecosystem Observation and Research Station, Lanzhou University, No.222, Tianshui South Road, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China.
  3. 3Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA.
  4. 4Shapotou Desert Research and Environment Station, Northwest Institute of Eco-Environment and Resources, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.320, Donggang West Road, Lanzhou, Gansu 730000, China.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: zhaochm{at}lzu.edu.cn (C.Z.); kai86liang{at}gmail.com (K.Y.)
  • Present address: Princeton Environmental Institute, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.

  • Present address: University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.19(A), Yuquan Road, Shijingshan District, Beijing 100049, China.

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