Biodiversity of epiphytic lichens and heavy metal contents of Flavoparmelia caperata thalli as indicators of temporal variations of air pollution in the town of Montecatini Terme (central Italy).
- S. Loppi, L. Frati, A. Corsini
- Environmental ScienceScience of the Total Environment
- 29 June 2004
Antiproliferative, Antibacterial and Antifungal Activity of the Lichen Xanthoria parietina and Its Secondary Metabolite Parietin
- A. Basile, D. Rigano, P. Bontempo
- BiologyInternational Journal of Molecular Sciences
- 1 April 2015
The results indicate that Xanthoria parietina is a major potential source of antimicrobial and anticancer substances.
Diversity of Epiphytic Lichens and Hg Contents of Xanthoria parietina Thalli as Monitors of Geothermal Air Pollution in the Mt. Amiata Area (Central Italy)
The diversity of epiphytic lichens and mercury concentrations in lichen samples were measured to monitor the release of airborne pollutants from the industrial exploitation of geothermal resources in…
Bioacumulation and ultrastructural effects of Cd, Cu, Pb and Zn in the moss Scorpiurum circinatum (Brid.) Fleisch. & Loeske.
Long-term biological monitoring of environmental quality around a solid waste landfill assessed with lichens.
- L. Paoli, A. Corsini, V. Bigagli, J Vannini, C. Bruscoli, S. Loppi
- Environmental ScienceEnvironmental Pollution
- 1 February 2012
Integrated biomonitoring of air quality with plants and lichens: a case study on ambient ozone from central Italy.
- C. Nali, E. Balducci, L. Frati, L. Paoli, S. Loppi, G. Lorenzini
- Environmental ScienceChemosphere
- 1 May 2007
In-field and in-vitro study of the moss Leptodictyum riparium as bioindicator of toxic metal pollution in the aquatic environment: Ultrastructural damage, oxidative stress and HSP70 induction
- S. Esposito, S. Loppi, A. Basile
- Environmental SciencePLoS ONE
- 12 April 2018
The results showed that L. riparium is a valuable bioindicator for toxic metal pollution of water ecosystem, accumulating different amounts of toxic metals from the aquatic environment, and GST and HSP70s as promising biomarkers of metal toxicity.
Time- and dose-dependency of the effects of nitrogen pollution on lichens.
Effects of high temperature on epiphytic lichens: Issues for consideration in a changing climate scenario
- T. Pisani, L. Paoli, C. Gaggi, S. Pirintsos, S. Loppi
- Environmental Science
- 6 June 2007
Results indicate that lichens could be profitably used not only to monitor climate changes, but also to monitor the effects of global dimming, and that exposure to a prolonged dark period has an important negative influence on the chlorophyll a/b ratio.
Biological effects of ammonia released from a composting plant assessed with lichens
- L. Paoli, R. Benesperi, D. Proietti Pannunzi, A. Corsini, S. Loppi
- Environmental ScienceEnvironmental science and pollution research…
- 21 January 2014
It is concluded that lichens can provide useful data for decision-makers to establish correct science-based environmentally sustainable waste management policies.