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Guide to using a lichen based index to nitrogen air quality

Wolseley, P.A.; Leith, I.D.; Sheppard, L.J.; Lewis, J.E.J.; Crittenden, P.; Sutton, M.A.. 2013 Guide to using a lichen based index to nitrogen air quality. Field Studies Council, 8pp.

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Abstract/Summary

This guide provides a simple method for determining gaseous nitrogen pollution that can be used by anyone interested in the impacts of gaseous N on sensitive habitats in the UK. It includes a simple identification key to epiphytic lichens growing on oak and birch that show sensitivity to, or tolerance of, atmospheric N pollution. The lichen species present at your location are used to calculate a lichen indicator score (LIS), which is then converted into a standardised nitrogen air quality index (NAQI), showing the nitrogen air quality at your location. .

Item Type: Publication - Book
CEH Sections: Dise
ISBN: 9781908819109
Additional Information. Not used in RCUK Gateway to Research.: Accompanying the guide is a field manual which provides further information in support of the guide as well as recording sheets. The field manual is available to download from: http://www.apis.ac.uk/nitrogen-lichen-field-manual. PDF of the guide is available at: http://www.field-studies-council.org/media/668688/aidgap_test_version_guide_to_the_lichen_based_nitrogen_air_quality.pdf Co-funded by Sniffer, JNCC and CEH.
Additional Keywords: Atmospheric nitrogen pollution, Nitrogen air quality, Epiphytic lichens, Lichen indicator score
NORA Subject Terms: Ecology and Environment
Atmospheric Sciences
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Date made live: 30 Apr 2015 11:45 +0 (UTC)
URI: http://nora.nerc.ac.uk/id/eprint/509987

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