Stratospheric ozone, ultraviolet radiation, and cryptogams

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Abstract

The stratospheric ozone layer, which protects the biosphere from biologically active (mostly harmful) ultraviolet-B (UV-B) solar radiation, thinned during the latter half of the 20th century. In this paper some of the effects of UV-B radiation on cryptogams (cyanobacteria, algae, lichens, mosses, liverworts, pteridophytes and fungi) are reviewed. Effects vary among species, and therefore changes in UV-B radiation may affect species frequencies. Effects also depend on other factors, such as water conditions.

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  • Biological Sciences

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  • Fungi, Lichens, Mosses, Ozone depletion, Nitrogen fixation, Ferns, Algae, UV-B
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-333
JournalBiological Conservation
Volume135
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication categoryResearch
Peer-reviewedYes