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Diversity and sensitivity of epiphytes to oxides of nitrogen in London.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16777294     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the distribution and diversity of epiphytes in London in relation to NO(x) using fine-scale atmospheric dispersion modelling. The survey recorded over 3000 epiphytes from 334 trees (Fraxinus excelsior) representing 74 lichen, 14 moss, 7 fungal and 3 algal species. There was a significant inverse relationship between diversity and NO(x). Diversity declined where NO(x) exceeded 70 microg m(-3) and NO2 exceeded 40 microg m(-3), suggesting a phytotoxic effect. However, there was a significant positive relationship between NO(x) and lichen abundance due to the ubiquitous distribution of pollution tolerant species, mainly associated with eutrophication. A scale of lichen sensitivity to NO(x) has been derived.
L Davies; J W Bates; J N B Bell; P W James; O W Purvis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2006-06-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  146     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2007 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-02-26     Completed Date:  2007-06-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-310     Citation Subset:  IM    
Centre for Environmental Policy, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Air Pollutants / toxicity*
Bryophyta / physiology
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Fungi / physiology
Lichens / physiology*
Nitric Oxide / toxicity
Nitrogen Dioxide / toxicity
Nitrogen Oxides / toxicity*
Particulate Matter / toxicity
Trees / parasitology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Air Pollutants; 0/Nitrogen Oxides; 0/Particulate Matter; 10102-43-9/Nitric Oxide; 10102-44-0/Nitrogen Dioxide

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