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Welcome to World of Armenian Lichens


Dear Visitor,

I would like to welcome you on www.lichenology.am – the web portal of Armenian Lichens. The website will provide necessary information on lichen diversity of Armenia, educational events and scientific projects which are carrying out in the Republic of Armenia and abroad. There will be useful information on species identifications, new lichenological articles and books etc., which will be interesting for amateur and professional lichenologists.

Do you want to know what lichen is? What is their role in ecosystems? Why we should conserve them? Let’s discover them together!!!


Arsen Gasparyan
President of Young Biologists Association NGO
45 apt., 40 Charents str., 0025 Yerevan,
Republic of Armenia
E-mail: info@lichenology.am; arsen@yba.am

Lichen of the Year


The Lichen of the Year 2015 is Peltigera praetextata (Flörke ex Sommerf.) Zopf

On 22 of May 2015, in the frame of “Biodiversity of the Year 2015″ public campaign, the Peltigera praetextata is announced as a lichen of the year. More than 200 people participated in online public voting and voted for Ramalina farinacea, Flavoparmelia caperata and  Peltigera praetextata.

The United Nations has proclaimed May 22 The International Day for Biological Diversity (IDB).  The “Biodiversity of the Year 2015″ public campaign is aimed to raise public awareness on biodiversity conservation in Armenia. The campaign was organized in cooperation with Yerevan State University and supported by The Rufford Foundation.


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