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Lichen communities indicator results from Idaho: baseline sampling

Posted date: May 12, 2016
Publication Year: 
2003
Authors: Neitlich, Peter; Rogers, Paul; Rosentreter, Roger
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-103. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 14 p.

Abstract

Epiphytic lichen communities are included in the national Forest Health Monitoring (FHM) program because they help us assess resource contamination, biodiversity, and sustainability in the context of forest health. In 1996, field crews collected lichen samples on 141 field plots systematically located across all forest ownership groups in Idaho. Results presented here are the baseline assessment of the statewide field survey. Seventy-five epiphytic macrolichen species were reported from Idaho. Mean species richness varied significantly from seven to 12 species per plot depending on ecoregion province (p

Citation

Neitlich, Peter; Rogers, Paul; Rosentreter, Roger 2003. Lichen communities indicator results from Idaho: baseline sampling. Gen. Tech. Rep. RMRS-GTR-103. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Research Station. 14 p.