Robert B. Gordon Natural Area for Environmental Studies
Description Lichen research at the Gordon is in it’s infancy. At this time, no faculty members or students have undertaken any directed lichen research. Hence, the only GNA lichen data come from observations from GNA staff, augmented by observations posted on iNaturalist (www.inaturalist.org). As with the bryophytes and fungi from the Gordon, there are numerous photos of unidentified lichens awaiting determination. The checklist was compiled from Gordon Natural Area (GNA) Staff fieldwork from 2018 to 2020. The checklist contains 31 species in 23 Genera, 14 Families, and 7 Orders. This number of species likely only represents a very small portion of the lichens present at the GNA. As we continue working with this group, we hope to amplify the current species list significantly.
Ritter, N. (2020). Annotated Checklist of the Lichens Observed at the Gordon Natural Area (West Chester University, PA) 2018—2020 (Version I). Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.wcupa.edu/gna_bds_series/12