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    • Desert breath—How fog promotes a novel type of soil biocenosis, forming the coastal Atacama Desert’s living skin 

      Jung, PatrickORCIDiD; Baumann, Karen; Lehnert, Lukas W.; Samolov, Elena; Achilles, Sebastian; Schermer, Michael; Wraase, Luise M.; Eckhardt, Kai-Uwe; Bader, Maaike Y.ORCIDiD; Leinweber, Peter; Karsten, UlfORCIDiD; Bendix, JörgORCIDiD; Büdel, Burkhard (Geobiology, 2019)
      The Atacama Desert is the driest non-polar desert on Earth, presenting precarious conditions for biological activity. In the arid coastal belt, life is restricted to areas with fog events that cause almost daily wet–dry ...