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Baseline concentrations of elements in the Antarctic macrolichen Umbilicaria decussata
Entry ID: Antar_Macrolichen_Umbilicaria

Abstract: Total concentrations of major and trace elements were determined in samples of
the epilithic lichen Umbilicaria decussata from 24 ice-free areas in coastal
Victoria Land (Antarctica) during 1991 - 2001. Overall average concentrations
of trace elements except Cd were the lowest ever reported for lichens of the
genus Umbilicaria. Specifically, the mean level of Pb in lichen ... View entire text
Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
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1.   N: -72.03   S: -77.03   E: 162.42   W: 170.17  
Min Altitude: 3.0M Max Altitude: 500.0M

Data Set Citation
Version: Not provided
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1970-01-01
start here with 1 in span in link Ancillary Description
Quality A composite sample of U. decussata thalli was collected from boulders and rock
outcrops in 24 hours. In each site, a sample of surface soil was collected. In
the laboratory of Baia Terra Nova station, the lichen and soil samples were
dried at 40 degrees C for 36 hrs. The lichens were then sorted to remove
extraneous materials ... View entire text
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Data Center
Dipartimento di Science Ambientali (G. Sarfatti), Universita Delgi Studi di Siena, Italy Supplemental Info
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Postal Code: 53100
Country: Italy
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2004-09-20
Last DIF Revision Date: 2018-11-08

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