Lichens of North America

ISBN-10: 0300082495
ISBN-13: 9780300082494
Edition: 2001
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Description: This guide to the lichens of North America contains colour photographs, descriptions, distribution maps and keys for identification. It focuses on 805 foliose, fruticose and crustose species and covers another 700 species in the notes.

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Book details

List price: $135.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Yale University Press
Publication date: 9/10/2001
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 828
Size: 10.00" wide x 11.25" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 8.734
Language: English

This guide to the lichens of North America contains colour photographs, descriptions, distribution maps and keys for identification. It focuses on 805 foliose, fruticose and crustose species and covers another 700 species in the notes.

Irwin M. Brodo is emeritus research scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario, and is considered a world authority on lichens and their biology.

The late Sylvia Duran Sharnoff was a research associate at the Missouri Botanical Garden and research affiliate at the University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley. She was a renowned nature photographer.

Stephen Sharnoff is a research associate at the Missouri Botanical Garden and research affiliate at the University and Jepson Herbaria, University of California, Berkeley. He is a renowned nature photographer.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Lichens
Lichens: The Organism
How Lichens Are Built: Thallus Shapes and Structure
How Lichens Reproduce
Colors of Lichens
How Lichens Live: Physiology and Growth
Lichen Chemistry
Where Lichens Grow: Their Substrates
Lichens and Ecosystems
Geographic Distributions in North America
Lichens and People
Environmental Monitoring with Lichens
Naming and Classifying Lichens
Collecting and Studying Lichens
Using This Book to Name a Lichen: Hints and Conventions
Guide to the Lichens
Identification Keys to Genera and Major Groups
Key to Keys
Key A: Fruticose Lichens
Key B: Dwarf Fruticose Filamentous Lichens
Key C: Sterile Crustose Lichens
Key D: Crustose Perithecial Lichens and Lichens with Ascomata Resembling Perithecia
Key E: Crustose Script Lichens
Key F: Crustose Disk Lichens
Key G: Squamulose Lichens
Key H: Umbilicate and Fan-Shaped Lichens
Key I: Jelly Lichens
Key J: Yellow Foliose Lichens
Key K: Foliose Lichens That Are not Umbilicate, Jelly-Like, or Yellow
Descriptions, Illustrations, Keys to Species, and Maps
Classification of Lichen Fungi
Glossary
Further Reading and Bibliography
Index of Names

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