MONITORING AIR QUALITY WITH LICHEN AS A BIOINDICATOR

BY ON May 4, 2011
This piece was cross-posted at Farmer’s Daughter. Lichen, which consists of a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and an alga, is sensitive to atmospheric pollution including nitrogen and sulfur emissions that lead to acid rain, as well as toxic lead and mercury emissions.  This sensitivity makes lichen a valuable biological indicator...

TOPICS: Pollution

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