Lichens: Environmental decoders

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29 May, 2021 - 12 June, 2021

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Lichens: Environmental decoders

29 May, 2021 - 12 June, 2021

Lichens are composite organism formed by fungi and algae. They are sensitive to environmental disturbances. Thus they allow us to figure out what is happening around us.

In this course, we will delve into these both frequent and unknown organisms. Through them, we will analyze air quality in different locations.

First session: Theory 

10 to 11:30 am or 12 to 1:30 pm

What are lichens, which types are there and what applications do they have?

Second session: Field trip to Candanedo de Boñar.

11 am to 1 pm

Field practice to analyze the lichens in Candanedo de Boñar and their condition to evaluate air quality.

Third sesión: Field trip to La Robla.

11 am to 1 pm

Field practice to observe lichens in La Robla and their condition. Eventually, we will compare both locations’ air quality.

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