Passive Biomonitoring with Lichens as a Part of an Integrated Biological Measuring System for Monitoring Air Pollution in Switzerland

Herzig, Rolf; Liebendörfer, L; Urech, M; Ammann, Klaus; Cuecheva, M; Landolt, W (1988). Passive Biomonitoring with Lichens as a Part of an Integrated Biological Measuring System for Monitoring Air Pollution in Switzerland. International journal of environmental analytical chemistry, 35(1), pp. 43-57. Taylor & Francis 10.1080/03067318908028377

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Passive Biomonitoring with the folious lichen Hypogymnia physodes (L.) Nyl. has been tested in Switzerland. Multielement analyses enable qualitative and quantitative conclusions about the composition and amount of important active pollutants. Many elements correlate well with the general air pollution indicator IAP18. Hypogymnia physodes possess good accumulation capacity for important air pollutants. The method has been calibrated for Pb and Cu with technical deposition measurements. The “Passive Biomonitoring” and “Calibrated Lichen Indication Method” compose together an “Integral Biological Testing System for Air Pollution in Switzerland”. This system enables detailed statements on total air pollution in general and on single pollutants as well.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS)
08 Faculty of Science > Department of Biology > Institute of Plant Sciences (IPS) > Vegetation Science (discontinued)

UniBE Contributor:

Ammann, Klaus

Subjects:

500 Science > 580 Plants (Botany)

ISSN:

0306-7319

Publisher:

Taylor & Francis

Language:

English

Submitter:

Peter Alfred von Ballmoos-Haas

Date Deposited:

10 Sep 2018 11:24

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 13:40

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/03067318908028377

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Air pollution, biomonitoring, biological effects, lichens, multielement analysis, lead, copper, accumulation, ICP-AES

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.119843

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/119843

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