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Trace Element Analyses in an Epiphytic Lichen and its Bark Substrate to Assess Suitability for Air Biomonitoring
Total concentrations of Cd, Cr, Fe, Ni, Pb and Zn were comparedfrom October 1996 to April 1998 in Physcia biziana(Massal.) Zhalbr. v. leptophylla Vezda and in the bark of Quercus ilex L. sampled fromExpand
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Comparison of the suitability of two lichen species and one higher plant for monitoring airborne heavy metals
We compared the capacity to accumulate airborne heavy metals of two lichens (Flavoparmelia caperata and Parmotrema chinense) and one higher plant (Nerium oleander) at a very densely populated urbanExpand
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Monitoring Epiphytic Lichen Biodiversity to Detect Environmental Quality and Air Pollution: the Case Study of Roccamonfina Park (Campania Region - Italy)
Biomonitoring of air pollution, i.e. monitoring environmental pollution through the use of living organisms (Nimis & Skert, 1999), may be based either on the tendency of some organism to accumulateExpand
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Detecting the drivers of functional diversity in a local lichen flora: a case study on the extinct volcano of Roccamonfina (southern Italy).
Current strategies for conservation reportedly suffer from an inadequate awareness of the drivers affecting lichen diversity, pointing to the need to fully develop a functional approach to lichenExpand
Different effects of rain and artificial watering on element zonation patterns in lichen thalli and bark: A study on Physcia biziana (Massal.) Zahlbr. v. leptophylla Ve˘zda
Translocation processes between the inner and outer rings of lichen thalli, as well as between lichens and bark substratum, induce zonation patterns, with a dynamic stratification of pollutionExpand
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Effects of Heavy Metals on Pollen Germination and Pollen Tube Growth “in vivo” and “in vitro”
Environmental pollution has dramatically increased since the beginning of the industrial revolution. Pollen germination and pollen tube growth are very sensitive to toxic compounds and they areExpand