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Lichens as bioindicators of air quality

Posted date: July 05, 2016
Publication Year: 
1993
Authors: Stolte, K.; Mangis, D.; Doty, R.; Tonnessen, K.; Huckaby, Laurie Kay Stroh
Publication Series: 
General Technical Report (GTR)
Source: Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-224. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 131 p.

Abstract

This report is the result of a workshop held in Denver, Colorado on April 9-11, 1991. It summarizes the current literature and techniques for using lichens to monitor air quality. Experts in lichenology and ecology contributed information on lichen floristics, characterization of monitoring sites, lichen species and communities, identifying lichen species sensitive to pollutants, active monitoring with transplants, chemical analysis of lichens, and case studies as examples of lichen biomonitoring scenarios.

Citation

Stolte, K.; Mangis, D.; Doty, R.; Tonnessen, K.; Huckaby, Laurie S. ed. 1993. Lichens as bioindicators of air quality. Gen. Tech. Rep. RM-GTR-224. Fort Collins, CO: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station. 131 p.