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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!!!

Sincerely,

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.

News

  • New guide to common epiphytic macrolichens of Armenia is available

    As a result of cooperation between president of the “Young Biologists Association NGO, Arsen Gasparyan and Professor Pier Luigi Nimis, Trieste University, Italy, the A guide to common epiphytic macrolichens of Armenia is created. This identification key includes 51 species of common epiphytic macrolichens of Armenia, occurring in the temperate forests of Northern Armenia and in open, arid woodlands in the South   of the Country.

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  • The Lichen of the Year 2015 has been announced Peltigera praetextata

    The Lichen of the Year 2015 in Armenia 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 farinaceaFlavoparmelia caperata and  Peltigera praetextata.

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  • Training on Lichen Ecology and Identification in Sweden

    On May 4-8 2015, the training course “Training on Lichens and Identification took place in Ekenäs, Sweden. More than 18 participants from 10 countries (including Arsen Gasparyan – participant from Armenia) participated in the course.

    The main learning targets included: Field knowledge of common and characteristic lichen species of different habitats in Sweden

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