The epiphytic lichens around limestone and sandstone quarries were investigated in northern Greece and central Italy to study the effect of alkaline and acid dust on epiphytic lichen vegetation in the Mediterranean area. The results showed that the main factor influencing the diversity of the epiphytic lichen vegetation studied is the distance from quarries, and that the chemistry of dust is not an important parameter. The fact that all but a few resistant lichen species die when subjected to high dust concentrations suggests that epiphytic lichens could be usefully employed for monitoring dust fallout and the effects of dust contamination.

Loppi, S., & Pirintsos, S.A. (2000). Effect of dust on epiphytic lichen vegetation in the Mediterranean area (Italy and Greece). ISRAEL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES, 48(2), 91-95 [10.1560/EK72-KP5W-U3Q3-AV5Q].

Effect of dust on epiphytic lichen vegetation in the Mediterranean area (Italy and Greece).

LOPPI, STEFANO;
2000

Abstract

The epiphytic lichens around limestone and sandstone quarries were investigated in northern Greece and central Italy to study the effect of alkaline and acid dust on epiphytic lichen vegetation in the Mediterranean area. The results showed that the main factor influencing the diversity of the epiphytic lichen vegetation studied is the distance from quarries, and that the chemistry of dust is not an important parameter. The fact that all but a few resistant lichen species die when subjected to high dust concentrations suggests that epiphytic lichens could be usefully employed for monitoring dust fallout and the effects of dust contamination.
Loppi, S., & Pirintsos, S.A. (2000). Effect of dust on epiphytic lichen vegetation in the Mediterranean area (Italy and Greece). ISRAEL JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCES, 48(2), 91-95 [10.1560/EK72-KP5W-U3Q3-AV5Q].
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