“Sosny Taborskie” nature reserve as a refuge for rare and threatened forest lichens


  • Dariusz Kubiak University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Department of Microbiology and Mycology
    Oczapowskiego 1A, 10-719 Olsztyn, Poland
    phone: +48 89 5234272, e-mail: darkub@uwm.edu.pl
    ORCID ID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-7266-0647


The article presents the results of a lichenological inventory carried out in the “Tabórz Pine” nature reserve, which protects a unique old-growth forest dominated by Scots pine and European beech. The aim of the research was to document the taxonomic and ecological diversity of the lichen biota in the reserve and, on this basis, determine the role and importance of this site as a refuge for stenoecious forest lichens. In an area of 95.32 ha, 118 species of lichens were found, including 43 species included in the Polish national Red List along with 17 species having the status of lowland old-growth forests in Poland. These values allow the reserve to be included in the group of important forest lichen refuges in north-eastern Poland. The obtained results also prove that mixing tree species with complementary ecological features can modify the functioning of the forest not only in terms of its economic features, but also its ecological role in shaping and protecting the species diversity of forest lichens.

DOI 10.2478/ffp-2024-0002
Source Folia Forestalia Polonica, Series A – Forestry, 2024, Vol. 66 (1), 8–21
Print ISSN 0071-6677
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“Sosny Taborskie” nature reserve as a refuge for rare and threatened forest lichens
Publisher © 2024 Author(s). This is an open access article licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Date 05/03/2024


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