Several scientific studies show that respiratory problems of urban citizens have a high correlation with the presence or absence of certain species of lichens in the cities. The last Global Burden of Desease (GDB) shows that at least 15,000 deaths a year are attributable to air pollution.
During the workshop we will:
- Show how to identify the most common lichen species in the city of Barcelona.
- Explain the relationship between the presence of each species and the air pollution level.
- Show how to use a citizen science platform to monitor the presence and abundance of lichen species in your city.
- Conduct a field trip to practice with the platform Natusfera before planning your future activities with students.
The event takes place at Centre Cultural Casa Orlandai, Barcelona.
Natusfera is a citizen science platform created to record, organise and share naturalistic observations. Natusfera want to foster participation of nature enthusiasts, knowledge of the natural world and its exploration.
The workshop is organised and facilitated by CREAF (Ecological and Forestry Application Research Centre), an ECSA member based in Barcelona (Spain).
"Training the trainers" workshops aim to build capacity in biodiversity monitoring to facilitate youth participation in citizen science activities.