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Monitoring of lichenic diversity in the surrounding area of the Urban Solid Waste Treatment Plant of Meia-Serra, Madeira, Portugal

Latest version published by GBIF Portugal on Aug 30, 2020 GBIF Portugal

The dataset contains records of epiphytic lichens observed in Santa Cruz, Madeira Island, Portugal, in the scope of the monitoring program of the Urban Solid Waste Treatment Plant of Meia-Serra. The diversity of lichens was used in this study as an indicator of air quality in the areas surrounding the treatment plant. The dataset includes measurements of lichen species coverage in 10x20 cm quadrats, performed in six stations plus a remote location. The surveys were performed twice a year, between May 2002 and January 2007. Lichens were identified at the species level, whenever possible, and the phorophyte is also reported.

Data Records

The data in this occurrence resource has been published as a Darwin Core Archive (DwC-A), which is a standardized format for sharing biodiversity data as a set of one or more data tables. The core data table contains 565 records.

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How to cite

Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Figueira R (2020): Monitoring of lichenic diversity in the surrounding area of the Urban Solid Waste Treatment Plant of Meia-Serra, Madeira, Portugal. v1.1. GBIF Portugal. Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=liq-meiaserra&v=1.1

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The publisher and rights holder of this work is GBIF Portugal. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) 4.0 License.

GBIF Registration

This resource has been registered with GBIF, and assigned the following GBIF UUID: 1fe3804c-b788-4031-90b6-8d8040c2f656.  GBIF Portugal publishes this resource, and is itself registered in GBIF as a data publisher endorsed by GBIF Portugal.

Keywords

Occurrence; Observation; Lichen; epiphyte; Madeira; Portugal; monitoring

Contacts

Who created the resource:

Rui Figueira
Researcher
Instituto Superior de Agronomia Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017 Lisboa PT

Who can answer questions about the resource:

Rui Figueira
Researcher
Instituto Superior de Agronomia Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017 Lisboa PT

Who filled in the metadata:

Rui Figueira
Researcher
Instituto Superior de Agronomia Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017 Lisboa PT

Who else was associated with the resource:

User
Rui Figueira
Researcher
Instituto Superior de Agronomia Tapada da Ajuda 1349-017 Lisboa PT

Geographic Coverage

Portugal, Madeira, Santa Cruz and Machico municipalities, mainly in the area surrounding the Urban Solid Waste Treatment Plant of Meia Serra

Bounding Coordinates South West [32.68, -16.89], North East [32.74, -16.84]

Taxonomic Coverage

Epiphytic lichens

Kingdom  Fungi
Phylum  Ascomycota
Class  Lecanoromycetes
Order  Peltigerales,  Lecanorales,  Teloschistales,  Candelariales
Family  Nephromataceae,  Parmeliaceae,  Ramalinaceae,  Lobariaceae,  Pannariaceae,  Collemataceae,  Teloschistaceae,  Physciaceae,  Cladoniaceae,  Peltigeraceae,  Candelariaceae

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 2002-05-14 / 2007-01-23

Sampling Methods

Measurements of lichen species coverage were measured in 10x20 cm quadrats placed in the bark of the main trunk of the phorophyte tree. Five trees were surveyed at each location. Only macrolichens were considered for this study.

Study Extent The sampling area was defined to include the surroundings of the treatment plant of Meia Serra, in order to identify potential effects by air pollution. The sites were placed at all main directions from the plant, at distances ranging from 200 m up to 2 km, plus a remote location.

Method step description:

  1. The lichen identification was done at the location, using lens whenever necessary. When the identification was not possible, a sample was taken for latter identification in the laboratory using binocular microscopes. Several identification keys were used in support of the identification, including floras and scientifc papers for Europe, North America and Macaronesia.

Additional Metadata

Alternative Identifiers 1fe3804c-b788-4031-90b6-8d8040c2f656
http://ipt.gbif.pt/ipt/resource?r=liq-meiaserra