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Some aspects of the effect of atmospheric pollution on the lichen flora to the west of Consett Co. , Durham

Abstract

The effect of atmospheric pollution on the growth of lichens has long been discussed. This work was aimed at obtaining data on the effect of such pollution, from the Iron and Steel works at Consett Co. Durham, on the lichen flora of the district. The degree of pollution found to the west of Consett was evaluated by analysis of lichen thallus for sulfur and from bark washings for amounts of deposited matter. These results were compared with standard pollution data at Consett, obtained from the DSIR, and a pollution gradient passing west from Consett was plotted. The distribution of corticolous, saxicolous and terricolous lichens in this area was mapped. The results from these distributions were applied to the pollution data and the control of lichens by pollution shown. The modification of the pollution effect by humidity factors is also discussed.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1966
Product Type:
Book
Reference Number:
EDB-85-178106
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Other Information: Thesis
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; AIR POLLUTION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; LICHENS; INJURIES; ATMOSPHERIC CHEMISTRY; BIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION; DISTANCE; DUSTS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; HISTORICAL ASPECTS; HUMIDITY; INDUSTRIAL WASTES; PH VALUE; SMELTING; SMOKES; SPECIES DIVERSITY; SULFUR; SULFUR DIOXIDE; TOLERANCE; UNITED KINGDOM; WIND; AEROSOLS; ALGAE; CHALCOGENIDES; CHEMISTRY; COLLOIDS; DATA; DISPERSIONS; ELEMENTS; EUROPE; FUNGI; INFORMATION; NONMETALS; NUMERICAL DATA; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; POLLUTION; RESIDUES; SOLS; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; WASTES; WESTERN EUROPE; 560303* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
5014933
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Submitting Site:
HEDB
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Pages: 68
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Griffith, J L. Some aspects of the effect of atmospheric pollution on the lichen flora to the west of Consett Co. , Durham. United Kingdom: N. p., 1966. Web.
Griffith, J L. Some aspects of the effect of atmospheric pollution on the lichen flora to the west of Consett Co. , Durham. United Kingdom.
Griffith, J L. 1966. "Some aspects of the effect of atmospheric pollution on the lichen flora to the west of Consett Co. , Durham." United Kingdom.
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title = {Some aspects of the effect of atmospheric pollution on the lichen flora to the west of Consett Co. , Durham}
author = {Griffith, J L}
abstractNote = {The effect of atmospheric pollution on the growth of lichens has long been discussed. This work was aimed at obtaining data on the effect of such pollution, from the Iron and Steel works at Consett Co. Durham, on the lichen flora of the district. The degree of pollution found to the west of Consett was evaluated by analysis of lichen thallus for sulfur and from bark washings for amounts of deposited matter. These results were compared with standard pollution data at Consett, obtained from the DSIR, and a pollution gradient passing west from Consett was plotted. The distribution of corticolous, saxicolous and terricolous lichens in this area was mapped. The results from these distributions were applied to the pollution data and the control of lichens by pollution shown. The modification of the pollution effect by humidity factors is also discussed.}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1966}
month = {Jan}
}