The role of water lichens in the biogeochemical processes in the Lake Baikal stony littoral

Water crustose lichens of g. Verrucaria (V. scabra Vězda, V. rheitrophyla Zsch., V. maura Wahlenb. in Ach., and V. hydrela Ach.) and water foliose lichen Collema ramenskii Elenk. were studied in the stony littoral of the western coast of Lake Baikal in 2002–2006. Their densities were highest at depths of 1.5 to 2 m; 95–100% of rock fragments collected from… CONTINUE READING