Bryophytes and Lichens in a Changing Environment (Oxford Science Publications)

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9780198542919: Bryophytes and Lichens in a Changing Environment (Oxford Science Publications)
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This volume presents a synthesis of new information about the responses of bryophytes and lichens to changing environmental conditions, particularly those brought about by human activities. Bryophytes and lichens are often treated independently, but as they commonly exist in association they are here described together. Both groups are sensitive indicators of environmental conditions; at various times the use of one group or the other has been recommended to indicate the presence of particular mineral deposits (geological prospecting), soil and site conditions (forestry), level of atmosphere and aquatic pollutants (biomonitoring), ages of rock surfaces (lichenometry), and historical continuity of forests cover (bioindication). Topics covered in this book include physiology, distribution, ecological function, and response to pollution and land management of these organisms.

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'...invaluable for the specialist in a variety of fields and a most interesting read even for the non-specialist' Environmental Policy and Practice '... this volume is essential reading for the bryophyte ecologist and for those concerned with the impact assessments. It should be bought by all major botanical and ecological libraries.' Journal of Bryology '...the book can be recommended to all those working in the field of plant ecology.' Journal of Plant Physiology

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