Threatened species of Mycophycophyta

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Other Names:
Threatened species of lichens
Endangered species of lichen-forming fungi

Sulfur dioxide and acid deposition are a major cause of Lichen diversity loss. Even in non-industrial areas of the UK acid tolerant lichens are becoming more dominant than those which are not.

Lichens are good indicators of air quality. They rely on dissolved solids in rainwater for their nutrients, so any increase in acidity has a direct effect.

Related UN Sustainable Development Goals:
GOAL 15: Life on Land
Problem Type:
E: Emanations of other problems
Date of last update
23.09.2020 – 22:08 CEST