WHAT IS A GOOD INDICATOR OF THE HEALTH OF A GIVEN HABITAT?: Today a very old post by Prasad popped up on my screen through efloraofindia so I felt like sharing my thoughts on this matter.
His topic was “LICHEN AS BIOINDICATOR –
Just wanted to share this with all..For me what is a good indicator of a habitat’s health?
You are right at a deep level..
but study of MYCORRHIZA would need dedicated lab etc…
but lichen colonies can be seen and detected by a lay man/woman even when just strolling thru a garden… for example… at the hort there is only one small are where lichen is present on the tree bark, and only in one third to a little more of the girth in one particular direction on those trees, regardless of the species… no where else
BY the way.. I have not seen any orchids growing spontaneously on any of the trees at the hort… sometimes a dendrobium pops up on old mango or pepul trees in odd places, even road side… but never at the hort..wonder why…
Your questions could be answered by him only because i have no idea if he undertook the project or he is working on any aspect related to it. I have no idea if any other member is working on similar issues. I