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Lichens as bioindicators of environmental quality in dry Mediterranean areas: A case study from northern Greece

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In dry Mediterranean areas, the scarcity of substrates for epiphytic lichens is a serious limiting factor in biomonitoring studies. In the present study, the epiphytic lichen vegetation of Quercus coccifera bushes was investigated in northern Greece, complementary to and compared with that of Pinus brutia trees. By combining the lichen data from these two quite different phorophytes, sampling versatility was greatly improved, and much better zonal mapping of the area was obtained.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Biology, University of Crete ; 2: Department of Environmental Science, University of Siena loppi@unisi.it

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