LICHENOMETRY




History: R.E. Beschel (1961) first used lichens in 1950's to study air pollution and to date glacial moraines in Swiss and Italian Alps


PRINCIPALS:
METHODS:
CALIBRATION
Establish growth rates relative dating: extent of coverage of rocks by lichens

PROBLEMS: Only some types are usable e.g., Rhizocarpon geographicum The ecology of lichens poorly known

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