New Aspects in Cryptogamic Research

Contributions in Honour of Ludger Kappen

Ed.: Burkhard Schroeter; M. Schlensog; T.G.A Green

2000. XV, 464 pages, 230 figures, 48 tables, 14x22cm, 850 g
Language: English

(Bibliotheca Lichenologica, Band 75)

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This volume contains 38 contributions representing a broad spread of new advances in the biology of cryptogams, mainly lichens and mosses. Topics covered range over taxonomy & distribution, chemistry, structure & function, nutrients & air-pollution, stress & stress response, ecophysiology and ecology.
This collection of papers is dedicated to Dr. L. Kappen, University of Kiel, Germany, one of the leading scientists studying the ecophysiology of lichens and mosses, to celebrate his 65th birthday and and on the occasion of his retirement.
The papers in this volume cover a wide range of topics from ecosystems of almost all continents including Antarctica, the focus of much of Professor Kappen's work.

Rev.:Bibliography of Systematic Mycology and Index of Fungi top ↑

In 1997 the Kiel ecologist Ludger KAPPEN edited a collection of papers entitled New Species and Novel Aspects in Ecology and Physiology of Lichens in honour of Otto Lange (Bd 67 of this same series); this time round it is his turn to be honoured in this collection to celebrate his 65th birthday and emeritus status. Sixty-eight contributors provide 38 papers, divided into six sections, covering Taxonomy and Distribution (five papers), Chemistry (five papers), Functional and Structural Aspects (seven papers), Nutrients and Air Pollution (five papers), Stress and Stress Response (four papers), Ecophysiology (seven papers) and Ecology (five papers) of cryptogams. The vast majority (30) of these concentrate on lichens, three are devoted to mosses, while four cover both groups (two also `higher' plants) and a final contribution is on measuring snow cover. Most relevant to readers with a systematic interest is the first section, where six new saxicolous lichens are introduced in the first two papers: four Roccella from the Galápagos (FOLLMANN & WERNER, pp. 1­18) and two Caloplaca from the Antarctic (SØCHTING & OLECH, pp. 19­26). Cetrariella is given the molecular treatment by KÄRNEFELT & THELL (pp. 27­32) and Ochrolechia from southern South America revised by MESSUTI & LUMBSCH (pp. 33­46). Also, in the second section, the remarkable chemistry of two Lecanora helps characterize them in addition to their morphology, and three taxa are reduced to synonymy, in FEIGE et al.'s contribution (pp. 99­104). This collection reflects the full gamut of its dedicatee's research interests in cryptogamic physiology and ecology at the extremes. Presumably, this also extends to his sense of humour: of the three papers in German, the most intriguing, translated, is surely `Cold resistance, anabiosis and other common features in the ecophysiology of lichens and ducks, with special reference to Donald Duck and his relatives from Duckburg' (JACOBSEN, pp. 289-305), including a montage comic-strip. How I wish my understanding of German was better.

Bibliography of Systematic Mycology and Index of Fungi

Ken Hudson

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Taxonomy and Distribution
FOLLMANN, G. & WERNER, B.: New saxicolous Roccella species from
Galapagos and reflections on the evolution of the Roccellaceae
(Arthoniales) on the "Enchanted Islands" 1-18
S0CHTING, U. & OLECH, M.: Caloplaca scolecomarginata spec. nova
and Caloplaca frigida spec. nova, two new lichen species from
Antarctica 19-26
KÄRNEFELT, E.I. & THELL, A.: On the systematic position of the genus
Cetrariella (Parmeliaceae: Ascomycotina) indicated by ITS rDNA data
MESSUTI, M.I. & LUMBSCH, H.T.: A revision of the genus Ochrolechia in
southern South America 33-46
CÁCERES, M.E. DA S., MAIA, L.C. & LÜCKING, R.: Foliicolous lichens
and their lichenicolous fungi in the atlantic rainforest of Brazil:
diversity, ecogeography and conservation 47-70
GREENFIELD, L.G.: Some properties of water soluble substances from
antarctic and arctic mosses and lichens 71-78
FABISZEWSKI, J. & WOJTUN, B.: Chemical composition of some domieating
plants in the maritime antarctic tundra (King George Island) 79-91
SCHROETER, B., SCHLENSOG, M. & HARTUNG, W.: Abscisic acid in
antarctic lichens 93-98
FEIGE, G.B., GUDERLEY, R. & LUMBSCH, H.T.: Lecanora glaucodea NYL. and
L. subcrenulata MÜLL. ARG., two neotropical lichens with a remarkable
chemistry 99-104
GALUN, M. & PELEG-ZURIEL, L.: Growth enhancement of lichen-forming
fungi 105-112
Functional and Structural Aspects
HONEGGER, R. & HUGELSHOFER, G.: Water relations in the Peltigera
aphthosa group visualized with LTSEM techniques 113-126
ASCASO, C.: Lichens on rock substrates: observation of the
biomineralization processes 127-135
SANCHO, L.G., SCHROETER, B. & DEL-PRADO, R.: Ecophysiology and
morphology of the globular erratic lichen Aspicilia fruticulosa
(EVERSM.) FLAGEY from Central Spain 137-147
SCHLENSOG, M., SCHROETER, B. & GREEN, T.G.A.: Water dependent
photosynthetic activity of lichens from New Zealand: differences in
the green algal and the cyanobacterial thallus parts of
photosymbiodemes 149-160
SCHEIDEGGER, C. & AXELROD, E.: Low-frequency acoustic radiation
during desiccation of Lobaria pulmonaria 161-170
DIETZ, S., BÜDEL, B., LANGE, O.L. & BILGER, W.: Transmittance of
light through the cortex of lichens from contrasting habitats 171-182
JENSEN, M.: Chlorophyll fluorescence properties of the lichen Lobaria
pulmonaria at the CO2 compensation point 183-188
Nutrients and Air Pollution
VALLADARES, F. & SANCHO, L.G.: The relevance of nutrient availability
for lichen productivity in the maritime Antarctic 189-200
DAVIS, W.C., GRIES, C. & NASH III, T.H.: The eeophysiological response
of the aquatic lichen Hydrothyria venosa to nitrates in terms of
weight and photosynthesis over long periods of time 201-208
HUISKES, A.H.L. & MOERDUK-POORTVLIET, T.C.W.: Influence of salinity on
the photosynthesis of the antarctic coastal lichen Turgidiusculum
complicatulum (NYL.) KOHLM. et KOHLM. 209-218
ZAMBRANO, A., NASH III, T.H. & GRIES, C.: Response of Ramalina
farinacea (L.) ACH. to transplanting in Southern California and
to gaseous formaldehyde 219-230
ZIMMER, D.: Dauerbeobachtung der epiphytischen Flechtenvegetation
unter immissionsökologischen Aspekten an Bodendauerbeobachtungsflächen
in Schleswig-Holstein 231-251
Stress and Stress Response
LÖSCH, R. & MÜLDERS, P.: Heat and cold resistance of Central African
bryophytes 253-263
HARANCZYK, H., GAZDZINSKI, H. & OLECH, M.: Freezing protection
mechanism in Cladonia mitts as observed by proton magnetic
relaxation 265-274
at the limits of life: past perspectives and modern technology 275-288
JACOBSEN, P.: Kälteresistenz, Anabiose und andere ökophysiologische
Parallelen zwischen Flechten und Enten, dargelegt am Beispiel
des Donald Duck und seiner Entenhausener Sippe 289-305
LANGE, O.L.: Photosynthetic performance of a gelatinous lichen under
temperate habitat conditions: long-term monitoring of CO2 exchange of
Collema cristatum 307-332
REITER, R. & TÜRK, R.: Investigations on the CO2 exchange of lichens
in the alpine belt. I. Comparative patterns of net CO2 exchange in
Cladonia mitis, Thamnolia vermicularis and Umbilicaria cylindrica
SCHULZ, F. & SCHROETER, B.: The coupling of microclimate, CO2-exchange
and activity: a case study on two Parmelia species in Swedish Lapland
SOMMERKORN, M.: The ability of lichens to benefit from natural CO2
enrichment under a spring snow-cover: a study with two arctic-alpine
species from contrasting habitats 365-380
WINKLER, J.B. & SCHULZ, F.: Seasonal variation of snowcover: A new,
inexpensive method for automatically measuring snow depth 381-388
B.: Extreme elevated in situ carbon dioxide levels around the moss
Bryum subrotundifolium JAEG., BER. S. GALL. in Antarctica 389-396
HESTMARK, G.: The ecophysiology of lichen population biology 397-403
LEWIS SMITH, R.I.: Plants of extreme habitats in Antarctica 405-419
flonstic diversity, soil organic matter, and soil microbes from the
Windmill Islands, East Antarctica 421-432
DERSSEN, K.: Geographical distribution and ecological niches of
European bryophytes 433-444
OTT, S., SCHRODER, T. & JAHNS, H.M.: Colonization strategies and
interactions of lichens on twigs 445-455
STOLLEY, G.: Zum Vorkommen von Flechten auf Plastik 457-464