Environmental conditions and chemical response of a transplanted lichen to an urban area

Gonzalez, C.M., Orellana, L.C., Casanovas, S.S. and Pignata, M.L. 1998, Environmental conditions and chemical response of a transplanted lichen to an urban area, Journal of environmental management, vol. 53, no. 1, pp. 73-81, doi: 10.1006/jema.1998.0194.

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Title Environmental conditions and chemical response of a transplanted lichen to an urban area
Author(s) Gonzalez, C.M.
Orellana, L.C.ORCID iD for Orellana, L.C. orcid.org/0000-0003-3736-4337
Casanovas, S.S.
Pignata, M.L.
Journal name Journal of environmental management
Volume number 53
Issue number 1
Start page 73
End page 81
Total pages 9
Publisher Academic Press
Place of publication Cambridge, Mass.
Publication date 1998-05
ISSN 0301-4797
Keyword(s) lichen
chemical parameters
air pollution
environmental conditions
Summary The fruticose lichen Ramalina ecklonii(Spreng.) Mey. and Flot was transplanted to 28 biomonitoring sites in Córdoba, Argentina. Pigments, hydroperoxy conjugated dienes, malondialdehyde, soluble protein and sulphur were quantified in the lichen samples. The biomonitoring sites were determined according to different environmental conditions: traffic, industries, buildings, trees and altitude. Redundancy analysis (RDA) was applied to detect the variation of the pattern on the lichen variables that can be «best» explained by the environmental variables considered. The quantified chemical parameters that showed variations were sulphur accumulation, phaeophytin a concentration, soluble protein concentration and the phaeophytina/chlorophyllaand chlorophyllb/chlorophyllaratios. The biomonitor chemical response was associated with the emission sources in the area, and also with some of the environmental variables such as the presence of trees, buildings and altitude, that affect the spread of pollutants.
Language eng
DOI 10.1006/jema.1998.0194
Field of Research 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©1998, Academic Press
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