Shade Effects on Syntrichia resiliency?

Cristina (NAU-Bowker Lab) set up her moss transplant garden this month! Adding to the current common garden experiments that were recently harvested, Cristina set up two small common gardens focused specifically on Syntrichia caninervis and Syntrichia ruralis in isolation from other biocrust species by reciprocally transplanting Syntrichia cores among the 3 sites along the currently established elevational-climate gradient in the Colorado Plateau.