Urban Lichens of the Northeast

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August 29, 2019

Urban Lichens of the Northeast

Metropolises, suburbia, and postindustrial wastelands of the Northeast provide unique habitats for enterprising lichens and are rapidly becoming relichenized following modern improvements in air quality. Alliances of fungi and algae are actively reclaiming urban spaces and increasing biodiversity. Hours of mycological observation can be enjoyed by visiting your closest street tree or concrete surface without setting foot in a park or garden. We’ll review the basics of lichen structure and identification, meet the most common urban lichens of our region, and explore urban lichen ecology.

Presented at:
• 2019-08-29: New Moon Mycology Summit (NMMS), Thurman, NY
• 2019-05-20: New York Mycological Association (NYMS) Emil Lang Lecture Series, New York, NY
• 2018-07-27: Northeast Mycological Federation (NEMF) 42nd Samuel Ristich Foray, Geneseo, NY

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August 29, 2019
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  1. Urban Lichens of the Northeast Nova Patch · @novapatch New

    York Mycological Society
  2. Gary Lincoff Nova Patch

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  6. “an unholy alliance between an alga and a fungus”

  7. “an unholy alliance between an alga and a fungus” “they

    are two different organisms living in sin”
  8. “an unholy alliance between an alga and a fungus” “they

    are two different organisms living in sin” “The alga does the chlorophyll stuff…”
  9. “an unholy alliance between an alga and a fungus” “they

    are two different organisms living in sin” “The alga does the chlorophyll stuff…” “…while the fungi has penetrating root-like features referred to as 'hyphae' that are able to force their way into the substrate, enabling enhanced levels of mineral extraction along with a superb holdfast.”
  10. “an unholy alliance between an alga and a fungus” “they

    are two different organisms living in sin” “The alga does the chlorophyll stuff…” “…while the fungi has penetrating root-like features referred to as 'hyphae' that are able to force their way into the substrate, enabling enhanced levels of mineral extraction along with a superb holdfast.” “Which is all well and good for the botanists out there, but it doesn't half make them bloody hard to shift when they're disfiguring your paving with all their symbiotic goings-on.”
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  12. Thank you for your virtuous words about lichens.

  13. Thank you for your virtuous words about lichens. I fear

    my property may be plagued by lichenological possession.
  14. Thank you for your virtuous words about lichens. I fear

    my property may be plagued by lichenological possession. Have you considered marketing your services as lichen exorcism?
  15. Thank you for your virtuous words about lichens. I fear

    my property may be plagued by lichenological possession. Have you considered marketing your services as lichen exorcism? Respectfully yours in paving, Nova
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  19. Foliose Thallus XS

  20. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex

  21. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex Lower Cortex

  22. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex Lower Cortex Medulla

  23. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex Lower Cortex Medulla Rhizines

  24. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex Lower Cortex Medulla Rhizines Algae

  25. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex Lower Cortex Medulla Rhizines Algae

    Mycobiont / Fungus / Hyphae
  26. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex Lower Cortex Medulla Rhizines Algae

    Mycobiont / Fungus / Hyphae
  27. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex Lower Cortex Medulla Rhizines Algae

    Mycobiont / Fungus / Hyphae
  28. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex Lower Cortex Medulla Rhizines Algae

    Mycobiont / Fungus / Hyphae Photobiont Algae and/or Cyanobacteria
  29. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex Lower Cortex Medulla Rhizines Algae

    Mycobiont / Fungus / Hyphae Photobiont Algae and/or Cyanobacteria
  30. Foliose Thallus XS Upper Cortex Lower Cortex Medulla Rhizines Algae

    Mycobiont / Fungus / Hyphae Photobiont Algae and/or Cyanobacteria
  31. Fruticose Thallus

  32. Fruticose Thallus Podetium

  33. Fruticose Thallus Podetium Squamules

  34. Fruticose Thallus Podetium Squamules Apothecia

  35. Fruticose Thallus Podetium Squamules Apothecia Podetium XS

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  38. Apothecium

  39. Apothecium Asci

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  41. sulfur dioxide SO 2

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  47. Xanthocarpia feracissima

  48. Jersey Barriers Xanthocarpia feracissima Gowanus Canal

  49. Other Barriers Sunset Park Candelaria concolor

  50. Skyscrapers

  51. Skyscrapers Empire State Building

  52. Skyscrapers Empire State Building Xanthocarpia feracissima

  53. Superfund Sites Gowanus Canal

  54. Graveyards Green-Wood Cemetery

  55. Graveyards Green-Wood Cemetery Flavoparmelia caperata

  56. Green-Wood Cemetery Graveyards

  57. Green-Wood Cemetery Graveyards

  58. Leah Krauss Graveyards Green-Wood Cemetery Myriolecis dispersa

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  60. Street Trees

  61. Platanus × acerifolia Street Trees

  62. Street Trees Platanus × acerifolia

  63. Platanus × acerifolia Street Trees

  64. KOH

  65. potassium hydroxide KOH

  66. potassium hydroxide K

  67. potassium hydroxide K+

  68. potassium hydroxide K+purple

  69. potassium hydroxide K+yellow

  70. potassium hydroxide K+yellow Heterodermia obscurata

  71. potassium hydroxide K− Physcia stellaris

  72. sodium hypochlorite C

  73. longwave UV

  74. longwave UV+ Xanthomendoza weberi

  75. longwave UV+ Cladonia squamosa

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  81. Lichens of New York City

  82. Lichens of New York City

  83. Lichens of New York City

  84. Fungi of New York City

  85. Ascomycota of New York City

  86. Physciaceae of New York City

  87. Parmeliaceae of New York City

  88. Lecanoraceae of New York City

  89. Teloschistaceae of New York City

  90. Candelariaceae of New York City

  91. Cladoniaceae of New York City

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  93. Herbarium Specimens Xanthomendoza weberi

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  101. Urban Lichens of the Northeast Nova Patch · @novapatch New

    York Mycological Society