It is seen that the first studies on the lichen biota of our country were studies conducted by foreign scientists.
We are so lucky that one of them is the study of “Burgas Island Lichens” by Hungarian botanist and lichenologist Ödön Szatala (1889–1958) in 1927. It includes 41 taxa belonging to 15 genera found in Burgaz Island.
Szatala, Ö. 1927. Lichenes Turciae Asiaticae a Patre Prof. Stefano Selinka* in Insula Burgas Adassi (Antigoni) lecti-Magy. Bot. Lapok 26.
In recent years, lichens, which have become an indicator of atmospheric pollution, are formed as a result of algae and fungus symbiosis; Developing on various substrates such as stone, rock, soil, tree bark in nature; foliate, bushy or crusty
forms of organisms. Re-development of lichens in an area indicates that air pollution has decreased.**
To watch World Islands Heritage (Dünya Adalar Mirası) Initiative's post with the guidance of Forest Load. Eng. Cihan Erdönmez: https://www.instagram.com/p/CZ7Dd1NgtEO/
*Prof. Stephan Selinka was the principal of St.Georg Austrian Boys' High School in 1937-1942 and 1947-1957.
**Çobanoğlu, G. 1996. A Taxonomic Research on Lichens of İstanbul-Kınalı, Burgaz, Heybeli and Büyükada. Master Thesis, Marmara University Institute of Science and Technology. 120, Istanbul.