Progress and Problems in Lichenology at the Turn of the Millennium

Proceedings of the Fourth Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology (IAL4) held at the Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain on 3.-8. September 2000

Ed.: Xavier Llimona; Thorsten H. Lumbsch; Sieglinde Ott

2002. VI, 326 pages, 147 figures, 27 tables, 14x22cm, 610 g
Language: English

(Bibliotheca Lichenologica, Band 82)

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Synopsis top ↑

This volume is a compilation of representative oral and poster demonstrations given at the Fourth International Lichenological Symposium (IAL 4) held in Barcelona in 2000. It covers the following thematic sections: bioindication, classical and molecular systematics, morphology, lichen diversity, lichenicolous fungi and storage of lichen data.

Rev.: Mycotaxon vol. LXXXVII, July-September 2003 top ↑

This volume is based on papers and posters presented at the Fourth Symposium of the International Association for Lichenology (IAL4) held in Barcelona on 3-8 September 2000. Twenty-eight papers are included in the themes: Systematics of the mycobiont (3), Morphology and structure (1), Lichen diversity and biogeography (5), Molecular approach to lichen phylogeny (2), Lichenicolous fungi (2), Bioindication using lichens (10), Storage and retrieval of lichen data (3), Strategies for the sustainable management of lichen bio diversity (1), and Lichen dominated communities (1). Papers on other aspects of lichens presented at the meeting, notably relating to symbiosis, physiology, and ultrastructure, are being published separately in the journal Symbiosis.

The papers of systematic interest deal with Bacidia (22 spp. in the Iberian Peninsula, with a key), Buellia dispersa, Lepraria and Leproloma (in Poland), Leptorhaphis (in Hungary), Lobariaceae (molecular phylogenetics of the family), Megaspora (molecular studies show a close relationship to Aspicilia), Minutoexcipula (2 spp. nov.), and Siphula (synopsis of the genus, with 23 spp. accepted).

The papers included are well-presented and have obviously been carefully refereed and edited, give an impression of an active discipline with many new researchers, but could have easily found outlets in regular journals. The main thrust of the first Lichenology: Progress and Problems meeting in 1974 (Brown et al. 1976) was to provide in-depth authoritative reviews and updates of the field rather than specialist papers. The title has been taken up by subsequent IAL congresses, but with books remaining out of reach financially to many individual researchers, the wisdom of the separate publication of sets of specialized papers has to be questioned in future.

Mycotaxon vol. LXXXVII, July-September 2003

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Systematics of the mycobiont
AGUIRRE-HUDSON, B., E. FARKAS and L. LOKOS: Pyrenolichens of the Hungarian
lichen flora I: The genus Leptorhaphis Korber 3
BUNGARTZ, F., C. SCHEIDEGGER and T.H. NASH III: Buellia dispersa
A. Massal., a variable lichen species from semi-arid to arid
environments of North America and Europe 19
KANTVILAS, G.: Studies on the lichen genus Siphula Fr 37
Morphology and structure
SALVADORI, O. and M. TRETIACH: Thallus-substratum relationships of silicolous
lichens occurring on carbonatic rocks of the Mediterranean region
Lichen diversity and biogeography
KUKWA, M.: Lepraria Ach. and Leproloma Cromb. in Poland 67
LITTERSKI, B.: Vagrant lichens in Kyrgyzstan 77
LITTERSKI, B. and V. OTTE: Biogeographical research on European species of
selected lichen genera 83
LLOP, E. and N. HLADUN: A key to Iberian species of the genus Bacidia
with notes on some species 91
RANDLANE, T., A. SAAG and A. SUIJA: Biodiversity of lichenized taxa in Estonia:
distribution of rare species 99
Molecular approach to lichen phylogeny
IVANOVA, N.V., and J. HAFELLNER: Searching for the correct placement of
Megaspora by use of ITS1, 5.8S and ITS2 rDNA sequence data 113
THOMAS, M.A., D.J. RYAN, K.J.F. FARNDEN and D.J. GALLOWAY: Observations
on phylogenetic relationships within Lobariaceae
Chevall. (Lecanorales, Ascomycota) in New Zealand, based on ITS-5.8s
molecular sequence data 123
Lichenicolous fungi
ATIENZA, V.: Two new species of Minutoexcipula (mitosporic fungi)
from Spain 141
DE LOS Rios, A., C. ASCASO and M. GRUBE: Infection mechanisms of
lichenicolous fungi studied by various microscopic techniques 153
Bioindication using lichens
analysis of elemental composition of lichen thalli from pristine
areas transplanted within their original habitat and to urban areas
(Patagonia, Argentina) 165
F.M. CATARTNO: Dynamics of epiphytic lichen communities in an
industrial area of Portugal 175
CEPEDA, J.M. and J. GARCTA-ROWE: Identification and quantification of
bioindicator values of lichens under urban conditions 187
CZARNOTA, P.: Epiphytic lichens as criteria for ecological conditions in forest
environment of the Gorce National Park (Western Beskidy,
Carpathians, S. Poland 197
INSAROV, G. and I. INSAROVA: Long-term monitoring of the response of lichen
communities to climate change in the Central Negev Highlands (Israel)
LIBERATORE, S., G. GARIBOTTI and S. CALVELO: Phytogeography of Argentinean
lichens 221
scale for the interpretation of lichen biodiversity values in the
Thyrrenian side of Italy 235
MIKHAILOVA, I.: Vegetative reproduction of Hypogymnia physodes (L.) Nyl. under
conditions of air pollution 243
YAMAMOTO, Y., M. KOMTNE, K. HARA and H. HATTORT: Effect of copper
concentration on the growth of cultured mycobionts of lichens
ZEDDA, L.: Development of a hemeroby scale for oak forests in Sardinia (Italy)
based on changes in the epiphytic lichen flora 257
Storage and retrieval of lichen data
NIMIS, P.L. and S. MARTELLOS: ITALIC - the information system on Italian
lichens 271
SAAG, A. and T. RANDLANE: Lichenological collections and relevant databases in
the University of Tartu 285
SCHOENINGER, R., C. GRIES and T.H. NASH III: Herbarium databases: creation and
maintenance 291
Strategies for the sustainable management of lichen blodiversity
KETNER-OOSTRA, R. and K.V. SYKORA: Sustainable management for maintaining
or re-esteblishing terrestrial lichen vegetation in coastal and
inland sand dunes of the Netherlands 303
Lichen dominated communities
KOMPOSCH, H. and J. HAFELLNER: Life form diversity of lichenized fungi in an
Amazon lowland rainforest 311