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Further studies on the effect of sulphur dioxide on lichens and bryophytes

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Abstract

After comparing sixteen aspects of their biology it is clear that despite wide differences in botanical affinity bryophytes and lichens are outstandingly similar in their response to SO/sub 2/. This suggests that these lower plants can only colonize inhospitable habitats by adaptations which carry with them an inherent susceptibility to air pollution. Extensive laboratory and field work has emphasized the controlling influence of habitat on the survival of species. Among the strongest modifying influences are shelter, the pH, and buffer capacity of the substratum. Water relations were found to have little effect. The extreme sensitivity of most epiphytes and the problems raised by resistant species are discussed.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1970
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-84-006360
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: New Phytol.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 69
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; 54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; PLANTS; BIOLOGICAL ADAPTATION; SULFUR DIOXIDE; TOXICITY; ACID RAIN; AIR POLLUTION; BIOADSORBENTS; LICHENS; UNITED KINGDOM; ADSORBENTS; ALGAE; ATMOSPHERIC PRECIPITATIONS; CHALCOGENIDES; EUROPE; FUNGI; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; POLLUTION; RAIN; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; WESTERN EUROPE; 560303* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987); 500200 - Environment, Atmospheric- Chemicals Monitoring & Transport- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
5670039
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: CODEN: NEPHA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
Size:
Pages: 605-627
Announcement Date:
Aug 01, 1983

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Citation Formats

Gilbert, O L. Further studies on the effect of sulphur dioxide on lichens and bryophytes. United Kingdom: N. p., 1970. Web.
Gilbert, O L. Further studies on the effect of sulphur dioxide on lichens and bryophytes. United Kingdom.
Gilbert, O L. 1970. "Further studies on the effect of sulphur dioxide on lichens and bryophytes." United Kingdom.
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title = {Further studies on the effect of sulphur dioxide on lichens and bryophytes}
author = {Gilbert, O L}
abstractNote = {After comparing sixteen aspects of their biology it is clear that despite wide differences in botanical affinity bryophytes and lichens are outstandingly similar in their response to SO/sub 2/. This suggests that these lower plants can only colonize inhospitable habitats by adaptations which carry with them an inherent susceptibility to air pollution. Extensive laboratory and field work has emphasized the controlling influence of habitat on the survival of species. Among the strongest modifying influences are shelter, the pH, and buffer capacity of the substratum. Water relations were found to have little effect. The extreme sensitivity of most epiphytes and the problems raised by resistant species are discussed.}
journal = {New Phytol.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {69}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1970}
month = {Jan}
}