University Museum of Bergen

The first Arctic Lichen Flora

The book ”The Lichen Flora of Svalbard” is the first modern lichen flora of an Arctic region, and its point of departure is Svalbard.


The book has been written by Dag Olav Øvstedal, Tor Tønsberg, and Arve Elvebakk, and the work leading up to its publication was primarily carried out at Bergen Museum. 742 species have been recorded and seven of these are new to science. Read more about this in Norwegian in the news article in På Høyden; Hunting high and low for lichen.