Navigation Links
Technical report explores role of lichens as bioindicators
Date:4/9/2008

Lichens are veritable canaries in the coal mine, well-recognized for their ability to signal environmental conditions through their presence and abundance in forest landscapes. So useful are some species of lichens as bioindicators that the USDA Forest Services Forest Inventory and Analysis (FIA) program regularly monitors populations of the symbiotic organisms as part of its periodic nationwide resource assessments.

A new report published by the Pacific Northwest Research Station outlines baseline findings from the first full cycle of lichen data collection conducted by the FIA program in Washington, Oregon, and California. Titled Lichen Bioindication of Biodiversity, Air Quality, and Climate, the report discusses findings from the cycles 972 individual lichen surveys, which compose what is formally known as the FIA Lichen Indicator and which explore trends in forest health using lichens as bioindicators.

The FIA Lichen Indicator provides an invaluable landscape-scale view of how air quality and climate shape forest ecosystems, said Sarah Jovan, a research lichenologist and author of the report. My main goal, however, was to write a report with wide appeal, one that anyone curious about lichens would find engaging.


'/>"/>

Contact: Yasmeen Sands
ysands@fs.fed.us
206-450-0319
USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Research Station
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1

Related biology news :

1. Multiple resource management is focus of new technical report
2. Fabled Freshman 15 pound gain more often only 5, report researchers
3. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on cancer biomarkers
4. Communication Intelligence Corporation Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal 2007 Results
5. Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News reports on advances in miRNA
6. Aware, Inc. Reports Fourth Quarter and 2007 Financial Results
7. Stem-cell transplantation improves muscles in MD animal model, UT Southwestern researchers report
8. Critically endangered porpoise is focus of new research report
9. MIT reports new twist in microRNA biology
10. University of Alberta researchers report breakthrough in lowering bad cholesterol, fatty acid levels
11. Drug aimed at 2 bioterror agents blocks live viral infection, Weill Cornell team reports
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/6/2017)... , April 6, 2017 ... RFID, ANPR, Document Readers, by End-Use (Transportation & Logistics, ... Facility, Oil, Gas & Fossil Generation Facility, Nuclear Power), ... Educational, Other) Are you looking for a ... sector? ...
(Date:4/3/2017)... 2017  Data captured by IsoCode, IsoPlexis ... a statistically significant association between the potency ... and objective response of cancer patients post-treatment. ... whether cancer patients will respond to CAR-T ... as to improve both pre-infusion potency testing and ...
(Date:3/28/2017)... India , March 28, 2017 ... IP, Biometrics), Hardware (Camera, Monitors, Servers, Storage Devices), Software ... Vertical, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022", published ... Billion in 2016 and is projected to reach USD ... between 2017 and 2022. The base year considered for ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:10/7/2017)... ... October 06, 2017 , ... ... Hi-C metagenome deconvolution product, featuring the first commercially available Hi-C kit. Researchers ... perform Hi-C metagenome deconvolution using their own facilities, supplementing the company’s full-service ...
(Date:10/6/2017)... ... October 06, 2017 , ... The HealthTech ... technology sector at their fourth annual Conference where founders, investors, innovative practitioners and ... the ELEVATE pitch competition showcasing early stage digital health and med tech companies. ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... YORBA LINDA, CA (PRWEB) , ... October 05, 2017 , ... ... tech innovators, engineers, and scientists from around the world, is giving back to cancer ... shirt sold in October. , Now through October 31, shoppers can use promo ...
(Date:10/5/2017)... ... October 05, 2017 , ... NIH ... of its Nanobind DNA/RNA extraction technology . Nanobind is a novel magnetic ... surface and that can be used for a wide variety of sample preparation ...
Breaking Biology Technology: