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Final project intro

Submitted by kheredia on Fri, 11/29/2019 - 12:10

Our final project for Writing in biology fall 2019 was chosen to be: Lichen as bioindicators of air pollution in Amherst, Massachusetts
Lichens can be used as bioindicators of airborne pollution either via morphological changes based on pollutant accumulation or by the diversity of lichens in an area. Measures of air pollution using lichens as bioindicators have yet to be done in Amherst, Massachusetts. We aim to compare air pollution levels in Amherst by comparing the number of lichen species in 4 x 4 m plots around two spots on the University of Massachusetts, Amherst campus: the more urbanised Campus Pond and the less urbanised Sylvan woods.