Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Robert S. Egan
Seventy-one species in 31 genera were collected in 14 riparian and adjacent bluff forest sites in eastern Nebraska. Data were gathered on aspect, vertical zonation, substrate preference, and latitudinal differences with respect to species diversity. A majority of species were collected above one meter on wood substrates of northern aspect. Greatest number of lichen species were found in the central and southern counties in eastern Nebraska. Three genera are reported for the first time from Nebraska (Anisomeridium, Lepraria, and Thyrea), and 26 species collected were state records. Keys to the collected genera and species are provided with a brief discussion of each taxon.
Cherney, Teresa Lynn Ingold, "Lichen Flora of Eastern Nebraska Riparina and Adjacent Bluff Forests." (1985). Student Work. 3379.