Environmental Monitoring and Assessment

, Volume 9, Issue 3, pp 285–294 | Cite as

Lichen biomonitoring of metals in the San Rossore park: Contrast with previous pine needle data

  • R. Bargagli
  • M. L. D'Amato
  • F. P. Iosco


The epiphytic lichen Parmelia caperata collected in San Rossore park was analyzed for trace elements. Metal deposition in the park was found to be low throughout the year. A slight increase in Cu, Co, and Ni occurred at the east-southeastern edge of the park adjacent to Pisa. Lichens ware not affected by the sea-spray which has destroyed the coastal vegetation. The contrast with the results of previous pine needle biomonitoring is discussed.


Environmental Management Metal Deposition Epiphytic Lichen Coastal Vegetation Needle Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Bargagli
    • 1
  • M. L. D'Amato
    • 1
  • F. P. Iosco
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Environmental BiologyUniversity of SienaSienaItaly

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