the branch of biology that studies lichens.

lichenologic [lahy-kuh-nuh-loj-ik] , lichenological, adjective
lichenologist, noun Unabridged
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lichenology (ˌlaɪkəˈnɒlədʒɪ, ˌlɪ-)
the study of the structure, physiology, and ecology of lichens

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During the past thirteen years, much change has occurred in lichenology and our knowledge of the lichens in the parks.
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