lichens

Preparing for the year ahead - staff training at FSC Kindrogan

By Matt Keyse
OPAL Community Scientist, FSC Scotland

Two things occured to me as I turned the corner into FSC Kindrogan this week. Firstly I had forgotten just how blessed the area is for its lichen communities.

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Air Survey results - lichen distribution

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Where have nitrogen-sensitive lichens been found? How does this compare to nitrogen-tolerant species?

The map below shows which types of lichens have been found in Air Surveys submitted up to December 2014.

(Our live results maps are temporarily unavailable while our technical wizards work on improvements to this feature. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.)

 

Lichen spotting and tree maths with Fairview Primary School

By Anna Lavery and Gretta McCarron
OPAL Community Scientists, Northern Ireland

We were delighted to welcome Fairview Primary School to Queen's University in Belfast this month as part of the university’s ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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Ashfield Girls get to grips with lichens

By Anna Lavery and Gretta McCarron
OPAL Community Scientists, Northern Ireland

On 6 November, the School of Education at Queens University and the Field Studies Council were delighted to welcome Ashfield Girls School to participate in the Economic and Social Research Council Festival at Queens.

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Durling's designs on science

By Dr Poppy Lakeman Fraser
OPAL Coordinator

Ever wondered what air pollution looks like? Well, normally it’s rather difficult to see, but a talented OPAL participant, Jack Durling, embarked on a challenging project: to raise awareness about the (not-so-visible) environment, through the medium of design.

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ID guides to lichens and mosses published

New keys to more than 50 species of mosses and lichens most commonly found growing on fruit trees have been released today.

The fully-illustrated guides, developed by OPAL East of England in collaboration with the Field Studies Council, cover species local to eastern England, but many are also found throughout the UK.

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