Lichens as bioindicators of air qualityAuthor(s): K. Stolte; D. Mangis; R. Doty; K. Tonnessen; Laurie S. Huckaby
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.
Publication Series: General Technical Report (GTR)
Station: Rocky Mountain Forest and Range Experiment Station
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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.
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CitationStolte, 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.
Keywordslichens, air quality, biomonitoring, lichen floristics, lichen communities, gradient analysis, air pollution, sensitive lichen species, elemental analysis, study designs, quality assurance/quality control
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