Polar Biology

, Volume 31, Issue 11, pp 1319–1324 | Cite as

Lichen species from the northeastern shore of Sørkapp Land (Svalbard)

Original Paper


In July and August 2005, the occurrence, distribution, and ecology of lichen species were studied in northeastern Sørkapp Land region (Spitsbergen) in areas undergoing the process of rapid glacier recession over the past century. A total of 48 lichen species were observed and two species (Acarosporaheppii and Pycnotheliapapillaria) are newly reported for the Svalbard archipelago.


Lichenized fungi Sørkapp Land New records Glacier recession 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Laboratory of LichenologyW. Szafer Institute of Botany Polish Academy of SciencesKrakówPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Geography and Spatial ManagementJagiellonian UniversityKrakówPoland

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