Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)



First Advisor

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.


A Thesis Presented to the Department of Biology and the Faculty of the Graduate College University of Nebraska In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Master of Arts University of Nebraska at Omaha. Copyright 1985 Teresa Lynn Ingold Cherney.