Lichens of Barcelona
Lichens are unique and highly resistant organisms: they can live on rock and thrive under extreme climatic and meteorological conditions.
They are very sensitive to increased concentrations of pollutants, which makes them excellent bio-indicators, natural sentinels of air quality. The lichen map of a city reflects its quality and makes it possible to follow its evolution. Citizens participate in the mapping of Barcelona's lichens by working with experts to identify the species, recognise them and interpret them. The data collected are integrated into the Natusfera platform, where, once validated, they are uploaded to the GBIF global biodiversity platform.
Status: regularly active
Activities within the framework of the Office: Programme in the Neighborhoods, Science Festival, Calidoscopi 2019, Community of Practice
View the data collected: Natusfera.