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    • Biodiversity: so much more than legs and leaves 

      Cowan, Donald A.; Rybicki, Edward P.; Tuffin, Marla; Valverde, Angel; Wingfield, Michael (AOSIS OpenJournals, 2013)
      Microorganisms inhabit virtually every possible niche on Earth, including those at the outer envelope of survival. However, the focus of most conservation authorities and ecologists is the ‘legs and leaves’ side of biology ...
    • Hypolithic and soil microbial community assembly along an aridity gradient in the Namib Desert 

      Stomeo, Francesca; Valverde, Angel; Pointing, Stephen B.; McKay, Christopher P.; Warren-Rhodes, Kimberley A.; Tuffin, Marla I.; Seely, Mary; Cowan, Donald A. (Springer, 2013)
      The Namib Dessert is considered the oldest desert in the world and hyperarid for the last 5 million years. However, the environmental buffering provided by quartz and other translucent rocks supports extensive hypolithic ...
    • Micro-Eukaryotic diversity in Hypolithons from Miers Valley, Antarctica 

      Gokul, Jarishma K.; Valverde, Angel; Tuffin, Marla; Cary, Stephen Craig; Cowan, Donald A. (Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI), 2013)
      The discovery of extensive and complex hypolithic communities in both cold and hot deserts has raised many questions regarding their ecology, biodiversity and relevance in terms of regional productivity. However, most ...