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Environment and Pollution
Researchers from Charles University describe findings in environment and pollution
April 9th, 2010
"We investigated lichen diversity in temperate oak forests using standardized protocols. Forty-eight sites were sampled in the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary," investigators in Prague, Czech Republic report.
"The effects of natural environmental predictors and human influences on lichen diversity (lichen diversity value, species richness) were analysed by means of correlation tests We found that lichen diversity responded differently to environmental predictors between two regions with different human impact. In the industrial region, air pollution was the strongest factor," wrote D. Svoboda and colleagues, Charles University.
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Source: Energy and Ecology (2010-04-09)