Biological Soil Crusts in Ecosystems -
their Diversity, Ecology, and Management

The workshop took place at Zellingen-Retzbach (near Würzburg), Germany, on

August 22 - 25, 2010

Pictures from the workshop can be found here!

The next workshop will be in 2013. It will be hosted by Fernando T. Maestre Gil and Leopoldo García Sancho in Miraflores de la Sierra, Madrid, Spain.

Since the first edition of the "soil crust bible" (Belnap and Lange 2001) a lot of research on biological soil crusts (BSC) was conducted covering various topics on a worldwide scale. We would like to trigger an exchange of ideas and results, and to discuss possible new theories/approaches with the international experts.

The following sessions are planned:

See you at Zellingen-Retzbach!

Bettina Weber and Burkhard Büdel

For further information please refer to the following documents: