New field guide for using a lichen-based index to nitrogen air quality

 

7 October 2013

 

A new field guide for using epiphytic lichens to assess atmospheric nitrogen pollution effects on habitats has been published.  This is based on research co-funded by JNCC in partnership with Sniffer (on behalf of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency and the Northern Ireland Environment Agency) and the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology

 

The guide will enable specialists and non-specialists to determine air quality, with respect to concentrations of ammonia and oxides of nitrogen, by using common, easy to identify, lichen species to calculate an air quality index for a site.

 

Click here for further information and for details of how to obtain a copy of the guide.