Keywords

Air -- Pollution potential -- Florida, Coal fired power plants -- Florida, Lichens -- Florida

Abstract

Lichens have been used extensively and with considerable success as bioindicators of atmospheric pollution in North America and Europe for more than thirty years. Little research has followed in tropical and subtropical regions where population growth is rapid and environmental pressures unprecedented. However, taxa used as bioindicators in other studies and/or taxa having this potential, occur naturally in Central Florida. A new potential major source of pollution, the coal-fired Curtis H. Stanton Energy Center, is about to begin operation providing the opportunity to determine the extent of impact. Therefore, lichen monitering sites have been established and the collection of baseline data reflecting species diversity, frequency, overall cover and vitality has been accomplished. These locations will be preserved for future monitering activities. Vouche specimens and photographic documentation of sample populations have been deposited in the herbarium of the University of Central Florida.

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Graduation Date

1986

Advisor

Whittier, Henry O.

Degree

Master of Science (M.S.)

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Degree Program

Biological Sciences

Format

PDF

Pages

87 p.

Language

English

Rights

Written permission granted by copyright holder to the University of Central Florida Libraries to digitize and distribute for nonprofit, educational purposes.

Length of Campus-only Access

None

Access Status

Masters Thesis (Open Access)

Identifier

DP0004338

Included in

Biology Commons

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