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Author √ėvstedal, D. O. (Dag Olav), 1944-

Title Lichens of Antarctica and South Georgia : a guide to their identifdication and ecology / D.O. Ovstedal and R.I. Lewis-Smith
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2001

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Description xii, 411 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 24 cm
regular print
Series Studies in polar research
Studies in polar research.
Contents Environment and lichen ecology of Antarctica and South Georgia -- Materials and methods -- Systematic arrangement -- Artificial keys to genera -- Systematic and ecological accounts of the genera and species
Summary "Antarctica's severe climate and restricted area of ice-free habitats limit the biodiversity and biota of its terrestrial ecosystems. Throughout much of this wilderness, lichens are the predominant visible life form, yet relatively few descriptive accounts of Antarctic lichens have been published. This volume provides a detailed compilation of their taxonomy, ecology, distribution and relevant published literature. As such, it represents a contribution to global lichen taxonomy and biogeography. The systematic accounts provide sufficient descriptive information to allow specialists to identify taxa to species level, and are structured so that even non-specialists can use them to identify specimens to at least the generic level."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliography (pages [375]-404) and index
Subject Lichens -- Ecology -- Antarctica.
Lichens -- Ecology -- South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands -- South Georgia.
Lichens -- Antarctica -- Identification.
Lichens -- Antarctica -- Identification.
Lichens -- South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands -- South Georgia -- Identification.
Lichens -- South Georgia and South Sandwich Islands -- South Georgia -- Identification.
Author Lewis Smith, R. I. (Ronald Ian)
LC no. 00063068
ISBN 0521662419