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Lichens as pollution indicators

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Abstract

Although lichens are generally considered to be of little use to man, their sensitivity to air pollution makes them good biological indicators. The author describes how this feature can help to establish relative degrees of air pollution. He notes areas where lichens are reduced in number and vigor, and some in which they have disappeared altogether. He challenges the idea that dryness is responsible, since they have also disappeared from damp woodland areas. Experimental work supports the view that sulfur dioxide is the major factor rather than smoke, although there is no definitive proof. Lichen damage correlates best with mean winter levels of air pollution by SO/sub 2/. 16 references, 1 figure.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1970
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-86-005721
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Your Environ.; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 1:5
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; AIR POLLUTION; BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS; LICHENS; SENSITIVITY; BIOLOGICAL INDICATORS; SULFUR DIOXIDE; UNITED KINGDOM; ALGAE; CHALCOGENIDES; EUROPE; FUNGI; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; PLANTS; POLLUTION; SULFUR COMPOUNDS; SULFUR OXIDES; WESTERN EUROPE; 560303* - Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology- Plants- (-1987)
OSTI ID:
6240178
Research Organizations:
London Univ., England
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: YOENA
Submitting Site:
HEDB
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Pages: 185-189
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Rose, F. Lichens as pollution indicators. United Kingdom: N. p., 1970. Web.
Rose, F. Lichens as pollution indicators. United Kingdom.
Rose, F. 1970. "Lichens as pollution indicators." United Kingdom.
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title = {Lichens as pollution indicators}
author = {Rose, F}
abstractNote = {Although lichens are generally considered to be of little use to man, their sensitivity to air pollution makes them good biological indicators. The author describes how this feature can help to establish relative degrees of air pollution. He notes areas where lichens are reduced in number and vigor, and some in which they have disappeared altogether. He challenges the idea that dryness is responsible, since they have also disappeared from damp woodland areas. Experimental work supports the view that sulfur dioxide is the major factor rather than smoke, although there is no definitive proof. Lichen damage correlates best with mean winter levels of air pollution by SO/sub 2/. 16 references, 1 figure.}
journal = {Your Environ.; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {1:5}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1970}
month = {Jan}
}