Forest Snow and Landscape Research
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Towards Conservation of Lichens is a selection of papers presented at the International Conference on Lichen Conservation Biology, Licons, held in Birmensdorf, Switzerland, in September 1999. The volume contributes to technical and methodical aspects of the interpretation of the IUCN Red List criteria for cryptogams and presents case studies of lichen Red Lists from Estonia, Valencia, and Switzerland. A monitoring of the soil lichen Cladonia perforata is described and the post-fire recovery of this endangered species is studied. Trends in growth and establishment of threatened Lobaria species are reported from long-term monitoring quadrats in British woodlands. An overview of the geographic distribution of cyanolichens on conifers is presented and related to their sensitivity to low levels of air pollution and acidification. An overview of conservation strategies for Tasmanian lichens and a case study of the conservation measures taken in the rare Xanthoparmelia willisii are given. An example is shown of how people from youth organisations or young unemployed surveyed the globally threatened Erioderma pedicellatum in Newfoundland.
biodiversity, conservation biology, lichen-forming fungi, Red List