Stratospheric ozone, ultraviolet radiation, and cryptogams
Publikation/Tidskrift/Serie: Biological Conservation
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.
- Earth and Environmental Sciences
- Ozone depletion
- Nitrogen fixation
- ISSN: 0006-3207