SSSI Guidelines - Chapter 13 - Lichens and associated microfungi 2018
Guidelines for the Selection of biological SSSIs
Part 2: Detailed guidelines for habitats and species groups
The statutory nature conservation agencies have a duty under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as amended, to notify any area of land which in their opinion is 'of special interest by reason of any of its flora, fauna, or geological or physiographical features'. Such areas are known as Sites of Special Scientific Interest (SSSIs).
This Chapter covers lichens (lichenised fungi) and associated microfungi, including fungi parasitic on lichens (lichenicolous fungi) and non-lichenised fungi that are ecologically associated with lichens and studied by lichenologists. For convenience these are collectively referred to here as lichens. These guidelines provide the basis for selection of SSSIs for these lichen species, across a range of habitat types.
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Topic category Environment
Reference date 2018··
Sanderson, N.A., Wilkins, T.C., Bosanquet, S.D.S. & Genney, D.R. 2018. Guidelines for the Selection of Biological SSSIs. Part 2: Detailed Guidelines for Habitats and Species Groups. Chapter 13 Lichens and associated microfungi. JNCC, Peterborough.
This chapter updates and replaces the previous lichen SSSI selection guidelines in the non-vascular plant chapter (Hodgetts 1992).
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