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Big Red Stem Moss (Pleurozium schreberi) is widespread and often locally abundant, making it an ideal species for a regional biomonitoring program
Lichens and mosses collected by ABMI are not only a record of biodiversity at a given time and place, but they also record the elements in that environment, absorbed from the moisture and dust deposited on their bodies. In collaboration with Wood Buffalo Environmental Association, we are exploring the use of these biological archives to track changes in air quality and deposition. For more information about this project, visit the project page.
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Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute. 2010. Laboratory Protocols for Processing Bryophytes (10009), Version 2010-05-31. Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, Alberta, Canada. Report available at: https://abmi.ca/home/publications/301-350/330
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