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Kraków, Poland

The paper presents lichenological characteristics of the epiphytic anthropogenic habitats in the abandoned human settlements in the Bieszczady Mts. Among 92 recognized taxa, 37% (34 species) are placed on the Red List of lichens endangered in the country, and 20% (18 species) are protected by law in Poland. Therefore, the habitats are considered as important refuges of rare lichen species increasing the biodiversity of the region. Source

Smykla J.,Zaklad Bioroznorodnosci | Smykla J.,University of North Carolina at Wilmington | Krzewicka B.,Pracownia Lichenologii | Wilk K.,Pracownia Lichenologii | And 2 more authors.
Polish Polar Research | Year: 2011

Lichens of relict penguin colonies and sites affected by active penguin colonies were investigated in Victoria Land, Ross Sea sector, continental Antarctica. A total of 17 coastal sites, seven in northern and ten in southern Victoria Land, have been investigated across 7° of latitude from 71° to 78°S. Altogether 40 taxa of lichens have been identified. Four of the recorded species are new to the Antarctic - Caloplaca erecta, C. soropelta, C. tominii and Physcia tenella; two species are new to the Victoria Land area - Lecania nylanderiana and Lecanora polytropa. The first lichen records from Beaufort Island are also provided. Data presented here expand the knowledge on the occurrence, diversity and distribution of Victoria Land lichens. Source

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