- Marcinčinová M. & Tuptová V.
- Thaiszia – Journal of Botany
- 32: 91–108
Lichen diversity in the City of Košice was studied investigating
lichen diversity on 160 trees distributed over 32 sites. Its relationship to
pollution sources (steel plant, thermal power station) were determined
by calculating the IAP (Index of Atmospheric Purity). A total of 60 lichen
species was found, 30 of which are endangered. The rare species
Parmelina quercina is reported for the first time. The lichen diversity in
the City of Košice is decreasing as we move closer to the sources of
pollution and also in the southern part of the city. An intermediate level
of diversity was identified in residential areas, parks and forest parks.
The highest diversity was found in the recreational area at the forest
Keywords: lichen distribution, endangered species, eastern Slovakia, air
pollution, Central Europe.
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