ISSN 1067-4136, Russian Journal of Ecology, 2006, Vol. 37, No. 2, pp. 141–142. © Pleiades Publishing, Inc., 2006. Original Russian Text © T.L. Slonov, L.Kh. Slonov, 2006, published in Ekologiya, 2006, No. 2, pp. 154–155. SHORT COMMUNICATIONS T. L. Slonov and L. Kh. Slonov Kabardino-Balkar State University, ul. Chrernyshevskogo 173, Nalchik, 360004 Russia Received October 7, 2004 DOI: 10.1134/S1067413606020123 Key words: lichens, radionuclides. Modern equipment provides the possibility of mon- (KBSU). All these areas were located no farther than itoring the degree of air pollution. On the other hand, 20–30 m from sources of air pollution (a highway and the use of lichens as indicators yields adequate results populated places). The reference area (Adyl-Su) was 9– when large areas are surveyed. Lichens can accumulate 10 km from these sources. 90 137 considerable amounts of Sr and Cs that reach the Six epiphytic lichen species were used in the study: earth’s surface with fallout and can retain them for a Vulpicida pinastri, Parmelia guercina, Peltigera hori- long time, retarding their migration to the underlying zontalis, Palmeliopsis aleuritis, Physica aipola, and soil layers (Hoffman, 1972; Mattson, 1972; Nifontova, Evernia prunastri. Samples of lichen thalli were taken 1998). Therefore, lichens may play
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