Posted by: Sandy Steinman | August 19, 2018

Wildfires Destroying Lichen Communities

ScienceDaily reports

As increasingly hot and severe wildfires scorch the West, some lichen communities integral to conifer forests aren’t returning, even years after the flames have been extinguished, according to a study from scientists at the University of California, Davis.

Read story Lichen is losing to wildfire, years after flames are gone: Wildfire is reshaping forests and lichen communities — ScienceDaily


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