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Guide to Using a Lichen Based Index to Nitrogen Air Quality

Field / Identification Guide

Series: Field Studies Council Occasional Publication Volume: 158

By: Pat A Wolseley(Author), ID Leith(Author), LJ Sheppard(Author), JEJ Lewis(Author), PD Crittenden(Author), Mark A Sutton(Author)

8 pages, colour photos, colour & b/w illustrations

Field Studies Council (FSC)

Unbound | Sep 2013 | #209224 | ISBN-13: 9781908819109
Availability: In stock
NHBS Price: £2.99 $4/€3 approx

About this book

Guide to Using a Lichen Based Index to Nitrogen Air Quality provides a simple method for determining gaseous nitrogen pollution that can be used by anyone interested in the impacts of gaseous N on sensitive habitats in the UK. It includes a simple identification key to epiphytic lichens growing on oak and birch that show sensitivity to, or tolerance of, atmospheric N pollution. The lichen species present at your location are used to calculate a lichen indicator score (LIS), which is then converted into a standardised nitrogen air quality index (NAQI), showing the nitrogen air quality at your location.

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