SO2 :: Hanging Moss

Latin name: 

Antitrichia curtipendula

Impact Type: Direct exposure to pollutant

Key Concerns:

Antitrichia curtipendula has been eliminated from much England and Southern Scotland, this is almost certainly due to SO2 (Adams & Preston 1992 , Fowler et al. 2001, Hill et al. 1994, Mulgrew & Williams 2000, Weibull 2000).

Additional Comments:

None 

Critical Load/level: 

Critical Load/ Level

No estimate available

References: 

Adams, K.J.; Preston, C.D.; Harding, P. 1992 Biological recording of changes in British wildlife ITE Symposium No. 20
Fowler, D.; Dragosits, U.; Pitcairn, C.E.R.; Sutton, M.A.; Hall, J.; Roy, D.B.; Weidemann, A. 2001 Deposition of acidifying and eutrophying air pollutants in Scotland: Mapping critical loads, critical levels and exceedances Centre for Ecology and Hydrology report to Scottish Natural Heritage
Hill, M.; Preston, C.D.; Smith, A. 1994 Atlas of the Bryophytes Harley
Mulgrew, A.; Williams, P. 2000 Biomonitoring of air quality using plants. Air Hygiene Report No 10

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