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Lichen is losing to wildfire, years after flames are gone: Wildfire is reshaping forests and lichen communities

Lichen is losing to wildfire, years after flames are gone: Wildfire is reshaping forests and lichen communities

As increasingly hot and severe wildfires scorch the West, some lichen communities integral to conifer forests aren't returning, even years after the flames have been extinguished, according to a study from scientists at the University of California, Davis.

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