The application of lichens as ecological surrogates of air pollution in the subtropics: a case study in South Brazil.

@article{Koch2016TheAO,
  title={The application of lichens as ecological surrogates of air pollution in the subtropics: a case study in South Brazil.},
  author={Nat{\'a}lia Mossmann Koch and Cristina Branquinho and Paula de Matos and Pedro Pinho and Fabiane Lucheta and Suzana Maria de Azevedo Martins and Vera Maria Ferr{\~a}o Vargas},
  journal={Environmental science and pollution research international},
  year={2016},
  volume={23 20},
  pages={20819-20834}
}
The use of lichens as ecological surrogates has been an important tool to evaluate the impact of air pollution in both ecosystem and human health but remains underused in the subtropics due to lack of knowledge. Aiming to support the application of lichen as ecological surrogates of the effects of air pollution in the subtropics, we hypothesized that urbanization was an important driver of changes on lichen diversity, composition, and vitality. For that, we quantified several lichen diversity… CONTINUE READING
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