Title

Buellia dispersa (Lichens) Used as Bio-Indicator for Air Pollution Transport: A Case Study within the Las Vegas Valley, Nevada (USA)

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

12-17-2017

Publication Title

Environments

Volume

2017

Issue

4

First page number:

94

Last page number:

113

Abstract

Analyses of lichen biomass (Buellia dispersa), when compared to windrose diagrams, shows pathways of airborne pollutant transport across the Las Vegas Valley. The west and north sectors of the Las Vegas Valley contained the lowest target contaminates (e.g., Cr, Cu, Co, Pb, Ni) and the highest NO3− while the east....

Keywords

Las Vegas, Buellia dispersa, lichen, air pollution, trace metals, nitrates, windrose

Language

eng

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