The photosynthetic effects of reduced UV on desert moss Syntrichia caninervis
Desert and dryland mosses spend much of their time in a desiccated and quiescent state—a strategy that allows them to avoid some physiological stress when water is limited or absent. However, these plants must still deal with consequences of their harsh environment upon rehydration and ‘waking up.’ To understand more about how dryland mosses cope with or limit damage from the environment while desiccated, I am investigating the mechanisms of UV radiation protection in Syntrichia caninervis using a year-long UV reduction experiment in the Mojave Desert.
- Life under quartz: Hypolithic mosses in the Mojave Desert
- Multiple factors influence population sex ratios in the Mojave Desert moss Syntrichia caninervis
- Extreme female-biased sex ratios
- The combined effects of UV and desiccation on dryland mosses of the genus Syntrichia
- Vascular plant spatial phylogenetics in the Mojave National Preserve