Research Scientist, Botany

Troy McMullin.

Contact Information

Email: tmcmullin@mus-nature.ca
Tel: 613.566.4298
Fax: 613.364.4027

Troy studies the biogeography, conservation, ecology, systematics and taxonomy of Canadian lichens

Specialties

  • Canadian lichens.
  • Conservation of rare lichens and rare habitats.

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Centre for Biodiversity Genomics/Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2016.
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Forest Ecosystem Science Co-operative Inc./Biodiversity Institute of Ontario/Integrative Biology, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2014.
  • Ph.D., Botany Department (now Integrative Biology), University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, Canada, 2011.
  • M.E.S., School for Resource and Environmental Studies, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2007.
  • B.Ed. (senior biology, geography and outdoor education), Outdoor and Experiential Education Program, Queen`s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, 2002.
  • H. B.Sc. (biology and environmental science), Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 2001.
  • B.A. (biology and environmental studies), Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario, Canada, 2000.

Profile

Troy McMullin leads a research programme that is advancing our knowledge of the Canadian lichen biota. He conducts interdisciplinary collection-based studies throughout the country with a focus on regions, habitats and species that are poorly understood.

Troy is attempting to resolve unknown questions in lichen ecology, developing regional base-line data for areas with knowledge gaps and addressing taxonomic uncertainties using morphometrics, metabolite determinations and phylogenetic analyses. The boreal forest and Arctic regions of Canada are his current areas of interest.

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Lichenomphalia hudsoniana (Arctic mushroom scales) at the summit of Mt. Raymond on Haida Gwaii, British Columbia.

Main Research Project

Professional Services

  • Adjunct Professor, Carleton University
  • Member, Mosses and Lichens Specialist Subcommittee, Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC), 2015 to present.
  • Member, Lichen Specialist Group, International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Species Survival Commission, 2015 to present.
  • Vice-President, Field Botanists of Ontario, 2015 to present.
  • Research Associate, Biodiversity Institute of Ontario Herbarium, University of Guelph, 2008 to present.
  • Ad hoc manuscript reviewer for 15 scientific journals, 2005 to present.
  • Lichen Identification.
  • Training for lichen identification and biomonitoring with lichens.

Students

  • Hanna Dorval, M.Sc., 2017 to present, co-supervisor, Forestry, Lakehead University.
  • Hayley Paquette, M.Sc., 2017 to present, co-supervisor, Department of Biology, Carleton University.
  • Rachel Wigle, M.Sc., 2016 to present, co-supervisor, Department of Biology, Memorial University.
  • Katherine Drotos, Ph.D., 2016 to present, Advisory Committee, Integrative Biology, University of Guelph.

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Dactylina arctica (Arctic finger lichen or dead man fingers) from Arviat, Nunavut, 2016.

Links

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Physconia subpallida (pale-bellied frost lichen) in southeastern Ontario. Endangered in Canada.

Selected Media Coverage

Conroy, N. 2016. The first endangered lichen discovered in Quebec. Canadian Wildlife Federation Blog. November 14. http://blog.cwf-fcf.org/index.php/en/the-first-endangered-lichen-discovered-in-quebec

Unger, K. 2016. Lichenologist appreciates small things in life. The Telegram. March 15. http://www.thetelegram.com/Living/2016-03-15/article-4466837/Lichenologist-appreciates-small-things-in-life/1

Wiersma, Y. 2016. Book review: Common Lichens of Northeastern North America – A Field Guide. Omphalina 7(1): 16-17. http://nlmushrooms.ca/omphaline/O-VII-1.pdf

Unger, K. 2016. Lichen: 10 reasons to make it your new favourite hobby for 2016. Land Lines, The Nature Conservancy of Canada Blog. January 18. http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/blog/lichen-10-reasons-to-make-it.html#.VrKCPfkrKhc

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Erioderma mollissimum (vole ears) from Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site in Nova Scotia. Endangered in Canada.

Clayden, S.R. 2016. Book Review: Common Lichens of Northeastern North America – A Field Guide. By Troy McMullin and Frances Anderson. Rural Delivery 40(10): 24–25. http://www.rurallife.ca/rural-delivery-tofc/

Miller, A. 2015. BioBlitz bits: Liking lichen. Royal Ontario Museum Blog. http://www.rom.on.ca/en/blog/bioblitz-bits-liking-lichen

Seaward, M.R.D. 2015. Book review for McMullin, Troy, and Anderson, Frances (2014): Common lichens of Northeastern North America. A field guide. Symbiosis 66: 157. doi: http://10.1007/s13199-015-0344-0

Knudsen, K. 2015. A new lichen field guide for eastern North America: A book review. Bulletin of the California Lichen Society 22(1): 23.

Communications and Public Affairs. 2015. 'Bioblitz' showcases the power and speed of DNA barcoding. Campus News, University of Guelph. August 28. http://news.uoguelph.ca/2015/08/bioblitz-showcases-power-speed-of-dna-barcoding

Swanson. S. 2015. An Interview with Dr. Troy McMullin. Science Talk Blog, The New York Botanical Garden. June 10. http://blogs.nybg.org/science-talk/2015/06/booked-up-a-conversation-about-a-new-guide-to-an-overlooked-group-of-organisms

Nature Conservancy of Canada Staff. 2015. Visiting academic uses NCC lands for research. February 12. http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/where-we-work/prince-edward-island/stories/visiting-academic-uses-ncc-land.html

Mackay, M. 2015. A likin' for lichens on PEI. The Guardian. February 14. http://www.theguardian.pe.ca/Living/2015-02-14/article-4043310/A-likin-for-lichens-on-P.E.I./1

CBC News Staff. 2015. Rare lichen discovered on PEI. CBC News. February 02. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/rare-lichen-discovered-on-p-e-i-1.2940002

Journal Pioneer Staff. 2014. Lichen exploration conducted on PEI. Journal Pioneer: December 29. http://www.journalpioneer.com/News/Local/2014-12-29/article-3991336/Lichen-exploration-conducted-on-P.E.I./1

Earley, C. 2014. The Arboretum and Lichen Diversity: Study Results. University of Guelph Arboretum Home Page. http://www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum

Phillips, A. 2014. Bird's-eye View on Biodiversity – Lichen the Results. Magazine of the Royal Ontario Museum 46(3): 10.

de Bie, F. 2014. Natural Science Specimens of Prince Edward Island: An Updated Inventory. Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation Publication: pp. 18-19.

McMurty, M. 2013. A Lesson in Lichens. Field Botanists of Ontario Newsletter 25(4): 7-8.

Michener, G. 2013. What is a Lichen? Individuals or Ecosystems? Orillia Field Naturalists' Club: March 6. http://www.couchconservancy.ca/ONCWebsite/htm/Among%20ourselves.htm

Michener, G. 2013. Naturalists' Club Hears About Fascinating World of Lichen. Orillia Packet: March 18. http://www.orilliapacket.com/2013/03/18/naturalists-club-hears-about-fascinating-world-of-lichen

Earley, C. 2012. Troy McMullin and the Lichens. University of Guelph, Arboretum. http://www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum/collectionsandresearch/troymcmullin.shtml

Earley, C. 2012. Aboretum lichens. University of Guelph, Arboretum. http://www.uoguelph.ca/arboretum/collectionsandresearch/biodiversitylichens.shtml

Bree, D. 2011. In Sandbanks Park with a Lichen Doctor. Field Botanists of Ontario Newsletter 24(2): 3-4.

Vowles, A. 2011. Lichens Deserve More Attention. At Guelph: March 31. http://atguelph.uoguelph.ca/2011/03/lichens-deserve-more-attention

Parke, B. 2011. Everything You Wanted to Know About Lichens. Arb Aux: September Edition.

Vowles, A. 2011. Lichenologists Are Few and Far Between. The Portico – Summer Edition: 28-29. http://www.uoguelph.ca/theportico/past/summer2011/grad

O'Shea, N. 2011. Study finds remarkable diversity of lichen species in Florida state park. EurekAlert: May 24. http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-03/fm-sfr032411.php

Crowe, J. 2010. Lichens of the Bruce Peninsula. Field Botanists of Ontario Newsletter 22(2): 4-6.

Croucher, C. 2006. Lichens as Keystone Species in Old-Growth Forest Management. Radio Interview with Innovation Alberta: August 29.

Publications

McMullin, R.T. and Y.F. Wiersma. (In press). Lichens and allied fungi of Salmonier Nature Park, Newfoundland. The Journal of the Torrey Botanical Society.

McMullin, R.T., D. Ure, M. Smith, H. Clapp, and Y.F. Wiersma. (In press). Ten years of monitoring air quality and ecological integrity using field-identifiable lichens at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site in Nova Scotia, Canada. Ecological Indicators.

McMullin, R.T. 2017. Chaenothecopsis marcineae new to Europe from Lapland, Finland. Graphis Scripta 29(1–2): 6–7. doi: http://nhm2.uio.no/botanisk/lav/Graphis/29_1-2/GS_29_6.pdf

Doubt, J. and R.T. McMullin. 2016. Status of lichens and bryophytes on Middle Island: declining Carolinian habitat at Canada's southernmost point. Northeastern Naturalist. 23: 134–140. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1656/045.023.0110

McMullin, R.T. and A. Arsenault. 2016. The calicioids of Newfoundland, Canada. Opuscula Philolichenum 15: 92-104. doi: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/op/biblio_list.php?BucVolume_tab=15

McMullin, R.T. and B.C. Dorin. 2016. The Chic-Choc Mountains are the last southern refuge for Arctic lichens in eastern North America. Arctic Science 2: 183–193. doi http://10.1139/AS-2015-0024

McMullin, R.T. and J.C. Lendemer. 2016. Lichens and Allied Fungi of Awenda Provincial Park, Ontario: Diversity and Conservation Status. American Midland Naturalist 176:1–19. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1674/0003-0031-176.1.1

McMullin, R.T. and J.C. Lendemer. Megalaria allenae (Ramalinaceae), a new sorediate species 0ool from southeastern North America previously confused with M. pulverea. The Bryologist 119: 290–297. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-119.3.290

McMullin, R.T., J.C. Lendemer, and F. Lutzoni. 2016. A Liber Amicorum: Irwin Brodo. The Lichenologist 48: 343-346. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0024282916000360

McMullin, R.T., J.L. Allen, and J.P. Pagé. 2016. Physconia subpallida new to Québec, from Gatineau Park. Opuscula Philolichenum 15: 92–104. doi: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/op/biblio_list.php?BucVolume_tab=15

McMullin, R.T., J.C. Lendemer, H.E. Braid, and S.G. Newmaster. 2016. Molecular insights into the lichen genus Alectoria (Parmeliaceae) in North America. Botany 94: 165–175. doi: http://10.1139/cjb-2015-0186

McMullin, R.T., L.L. Bennett, O.J. Bjorgan, D.A. Bourque, C.J. Burke, M.A. Clarke, M.K. Gutgesell, P.L. Krawiec, R. Malyon, A. Mantione, A.T. Piotrowski, N.Y. Tam, A.C. Van Natto, Y.F. Wiersma, and S.G. Newmaster. 2016. Relationships between air pollution, population density, and lichen diversity in the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve. The Lichenologist 48: 593-605. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0024282916000402

Allen, J.L. and R.T. McMullin. 2015. Chaenotheca balsamconensis, a new calicioid lichen on Trichaptum abietinum from eastern North America that is benefiting from widespread conifer fatalities. The Bryologist 118: 54–58. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-118.1.054

Allen, J.L., J.C. Lendemer, and R.T. McMullin. 2015. Cetradonia linearis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2015 e.T70386009A70386019. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.20154.RLTS.T70386009A70386019.en

Barry, M., R.T. McMullin, and A. Horn. 2015. Edge effects on the lichen genus Lobaria in Atlantic Canadian Forests. Forestry Chronicle 91(5): 534-540. doi: 10.5558/tfc2015-092

McMullin, R.T. 2015. A review of Physconia subpallida in Canada. Opuscula Philolichenum 14: 109-115. doi: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/op/biblio_list.php?BucVolume_tab=14

McMullin, R.T. 2015. California dreaming: Perspectives of a northeastern lichenologist. Bulletin of the California Lichen Society 22: 6-12

McMullin, R.T. 2015. The lichens of Prince Edward Island, Canada: a second checklist, with species ranked for conservation status. Rhodora 117: 454–484. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.3119/15-12

McMullin, R.T., J. Maloles, and S.G. Newmaster. 2015. New and interesting lichens from Ontario, Canada II. Opuscula Philolichenum 14: 93-108. doi: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/op/biblio_list.php?BucVolume_tab=14

Richardson D.H.S., F. Anderson, R.P. Cameron, S.R. Clayden, and R.T. McMullin. 2015. COSEWIC Status Report on Anzia colpodes in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa, ON. 47 pp. doi: http://www.registrelep-sararegistry.gc.ca/virtual_sara/files/cosewic/sr_Black-foam%20Lichen_2015_e.pdf

Schram, L.J., C. Wagner, R.T. McMullin, and M. Anand. 2015. Lichen communities along a pollution gradient 40 years after decommissioning of a Cu-Ni Smelter. Environmental Science and Pollution Research 22: 9323-9331. doi: http://10.1007/s11356-015-4088-4

Telfer, A., M. Young, J. Quinn, K. Perez, C. Sobel, J. Sones, V. Levesque-Beaudin, R. Derbyshire, J. Fernandez-Triana, R. Rougerie, A. Thevanayagam, A. Boskovic, A. Borisenko, A. Cadel, A. Brown, A. Pages, A. Castillo, A. Nicolai, B.G. Mockford, B. Bukowski, B. Wilson, B. Trojahn, C. Lacroix, C. Brimblecombe, C. Hay, C. Ho, C. Steinke, C. Warne, C. Garrido Cortes, D. Engelking, D. Wright, D. Lijtmaer, D. Gascoigne, D.H. Martich, D. Morningstar, D. Neumann, D. Steinke, D.M. DeBruin, D. Dobias, E. Sears, E. Richard, E. Damstra, E. Zakharov, G. Collins, G. Blagoev, G. Grainge, G. Ansell, G. Meredith, I. Hogg, J. McKeown, J. Topan, J. Bracey, J. Guenther, J. Sills-Gilligan, J. Addesi, J. Persi, K. Layton, K. D'Souza, K. Dorji, K. Grundy, K. Nghidinwa, K. Ronnenberg, K. Lee, L. Xie, L. Lu, L. Penev, M. Gonzalez, M. Rosati, M. Kekkonen, M. Kuzmina, M. Iskandar, M. Mutanen, M. Fatahi, M. Pentinsaari, M. Bauman, N. Nikolova, N. Ivanova, N. Jones, N. Weerasuriya, N. Monkhouse, P. Lavinia, P. Jannetta, P. Hanisch, R.T. McMullin, R.O. Flores, R. Mouttet, R. Vender, R. Labbee, R. Forsyth, R. Lauder, R. Dickson, R. Kroft, S. Miller, S. MacDonald, S. Panthi, S. Pedersen, S. Sobek-Swant, S. Naik, T. Lipinskaya, T. Eagalle, T. Decaëns, T. Kosuth, T. Braukmann, T. Woodcock, T. Roslin, T. Zammit, V. Campbell, V. Dinca, V. Peneva, P. Hebert, and J. deWaard J. 2015. Biodiversity inventories in high gear: DNA barcoding facilitates a rapid biotic survey of a temperate nature reserve. Biodiversity Data Journal 3: e6313. doi: http://10.3897/BDJ.3.e6313

Daniel, N.A., H. O'Brien, E.W. Larsen, R.T. McMullin, and M-J. Fortin. 2014. Dispersal analysis of three Peltigera species based on landscape genetics data. Mycology 4: 187-195. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/21501203.2013.875955

McMullin, R.T. and F. Anderson. 2014. Common Lichens of Northeastern North America: A Field Guide. New York Botanical Garden Press, Bronx, New York. 192 pp. (ISBN: 978-0-89327-511-2)

McMullin, R.T. and C.J. Lewis. 2014. The unusual lichens and allied fungi of Sandbanks Provincial Park, Ontario. Botany 92: 85-92. doi: http://10.1139/cjb-2013-0227

McMullin, R.T., J. Maloles, C. Earley, and S.G. Newmaster. 2014. The Arboretum at the University of Guelph, Ontario: An urban refuge for lichen biodiversity. North American Fungi 9: 1-16. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2509/naf2014.009.005

McMullin, R.T., J.C. Lendemer, R.C. Harris, C. Roy, J. Gagnon, and S.R. Clayden. 2014. Discovery of Hypogymnia pulverata on the Gaspésie Peninsula in eastern Canada. Opuscula Philolichenum 13: 91-95. doi: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/op/biblio_list.php?BucVolume_tab=13

Wagner, C., L.J. Schram, R.T. McMullin, S.L. Hunt, and M. Anand. 2014. Comparing lichen communities in two old-growth pine (Pinus) forests. The Lichenologist 46: 697-709. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S002428291400022X

Cosham, J.A. and R.T. McMullin. 2013. Increasing accessibility to lichen monitoring in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Nova Scotia, Canada. Evansia 30: 90-104. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1639/079.030.0303

McMullin, R.T. and J.C. Lendemer. 2013. Lichen biodiversity and conservation status in the Copeland Forest Resources Management Area: A lichen-rich second-growth forest in southern Ontario. Canadian Field-Naturalist 127: 240-254. doi: http://www.canadianfieldnaturalist.ca/index.php/cfn/article/view/1490/1510

McMullin, R.T. and C.J. Lewis. 2013. New and interesting lichens from Ontario, Canada. Opuscula Philolichenum 12: 6-16. doi: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/op/biblio_list.php?BucVolume_tab=12

McMullin R.T. and S.G. Newmaster. 2013. Woodlot Lichens. In Newmaster, S.G., C. Early, A.J. Fazekas, C.A. Lacroix, R.T. McMullin, B. Lacey, T. Henry, J.R. Maloles, S. Ragupathy, K. Berg, P. Williams. Woodlot Biodiversity 2nd Edition. Friesens Press, Winnipeg, MB. 580 pp. (ISBN: 978-0-9866554-1-8)

McMullin, R.T., I.D. Thompson, and S.G. Newmaster. 2013. Lichen conservation in heavily managed boreal forests. Conservation Biology 27: 1020-1030. doi: http://10.1111/cobi.12094

Newmaster, S.G., I.D. Thompson, A.J. Fazekas, A.R. Rodgers, R.A.D. Steeves, R.T. McMullin, J.R. Maloles, and J.M. Fryxell. 2013. New technologies reveal critical habitat and dietary requirements for cryptic wildlife species. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43: 897-900. doi: http://10.1139/cjfr-2013-0108

Schram, L.J., R.T. McMullin, and M. Anand. 2013. Cladonia norvegica Tønsberg & Holien (Cladoniaceae), a new lichen record for Ontario. Evansia 30: 69-71. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1639/079.030.0205

McMullin, R.T. 2012. New and interesting lichens to Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Nova Scotia, Canada. Opuscula Philolichenum 11: 52-59. doi: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/op/biblio_list.php?BucVolume_tab=11

McMullin, R.T., S.B. Selva, J.R. Maloles, and S.G. Newmaster. 2012. Calicium denigratum (Vain.) Tibell, a new lichen record for North America. North American Fungi 7: 1-5. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2509/naf2012.007.011

McMullin, R.T., S.R. Clayden, S.B. Selva, R. Curley, and L.J. Schram. 2012. The first lichen checklist for Prince Edward Island, Canada. Evansia 29: 4-25. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1639/079.029.0102

Rapai, S.B., R.T. McMullin, and S.G. Newmaster. 2012. The effects of elevation on macrolichen communities in southwestern British Columbia. Forest Ecology and Management 274: 231-240. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2012.02.018

Lücking, R., F. Seavey, R. Common, S.Q. Beeching, O. Breuss, W.R. Buck, L. Crane, M. Hodges, B.P. Hodkinson, E. Lay, J.C. Lendemer, R.T. McMullin, J.A. Mercado-Díaz, M.P. Nelsen, E. Rivas Plata, W. Safranek, W.B. Sanders, H.P. Schaefer Jr., and J. Seavey. 2011. The lichens of Fakahatchee Strand Preserve State Park, Florida: Proceedings from the 18th Tuckerman Workshop. Bulletin of the Florida Museum of Natural History, Biological Sciences 49: 127–186. doi: https://www.flmnh.ufl.edu/files/2313/9447/0158/bulletin-vol49no4.pdf

McMullin, R.T., W.F. Bell, and S.G. Newmaster. 2011. The effects of triclopyr and glyphosate on lichens. Forest Ecology and Management 264: 90-97. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2011.09.039

McMullin, R.T., I.D. Thompson, B.W. Lacey, and S.G. Newmaster. 2011. Estimating the biomass of woodland caribou forage lichens. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 41: 1961–1969. doi: http://10.1139/x11-108

McMullin R.T. and S.G. Newmaster. 2010. Woodlot Lichens. In Newmaster, S.G., C. Early, A.J. Fazekas, C.A. Lacroix, R.T. McMullin, B. Lacey, J.R. Maloles, P. Williams. Woodlot Biodiversity. Friesens Press, Winnipeg, MB. 457 pp. (ISBN: 978-0-9866554-0-1)

McMullin, R.T., P.N. Duinker, D.H.S. Richardson, R.P. Cameron, D.C. Hamilton, and S.G. Newmaster. 2010. Relationships between the structural complexity and lichen community in coniferous forests of southwestern Nova Scotia. Forest Ecology and Management 260: 744-749. Awarded the Luella K. Weresub Memorial Award by the Canadian Botanical Association. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foreco.2010.05.032

Richardson D.H.S., F. Anderson, R.P. Cameron, and R.T. McMullin. 2010. COSEWIC Assessment and Status Report on Degelia plumbea in Canada. Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada. Ottawa, ON. 40 pp. doi: http://www.registrelep-sararegistry.gc.ca/virtual_sara/files/cosewic/sr_blue_felt_lichen_0911_eng.pdf

McMullin, R.T. 2009. Lichens of Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Nova Scotia, Canada (Provisional List). Opuscula Philolichenum 7: 71-78. doi: http://sweetgum.nybg.org/science/op/biblio_list.php?BucVolume_tab=7

McMullin, R.T., P.N. Duinker, R.P. Cameron, D.H.S. Richardson, and I.M. Brodo. 2008. Lichens of coniferous old-growth forests of southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada; diversity and present status. The Bryologist 111: 620-637. doi: http://10.1639/0007-2745-111.4.620

McMullin, R.T. and D. Ure. 2008. Lichen monitoring protocol for Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site of Canada. Report produced for Parks Canada. Maitland Bridge, NS. 43 pp.

Other Contributions

McMullin, R.T. 2016. Hypogymnia pulverata - a new North American population discovered in Labrador, Canada. Omphalina 7(8): 17–19.

McMullin, R.T. 2016. On the trail with field botanists. ON Nature Magazine. Spring: 37. http://www.vdocshop.com/doc/on-nature-magazine/on-nature-spring-2016/2016030701/#37

McMullin, R.T. 2016. Cyanolichens of the Carden Alvar Natural Area. Orillia Field Naturalists: February Edition. http://www.couchconservancy.ca/ONCWebsite/htm/Find%20of%20the%20Month.htm

McMullin, R.T. and Y.F. Wiersma. 2016. Arboreal lichens of the Happy Valley-Goose Bay region of Labrador. Omphalina 7(8): 26–37.

Deduke, C., McMullin, R.T., and A. Arsenault. 2016. Survey of the lichen-forming ascomycetes found at the 2016 NL Foray. Omphalina 7(8): 68–76.

McMullin, R.T. 2015. Lichens and allied fungi of the Nature Conservancy of Canada's North Enmore Nature Reserve. Report prepared for the Nature Conservancy of Canada. Charlottetown, PE.

McMullin, R.T. 2015. Uncommon lichens of Kemble Mountain and the Slough of Despond. Field Botanists of Ontario Newsletter 27(4): 11-12.

McMullin, R.T. 2015. Lichen hotspot discovered on Prince Edward Island. Land Lines, Nature Conservancy of Canada Blog. http://www.natureconservancy.ca/en/blog/lichen-hotspot-discovered-on.html#comments

Rapai, S., R.T. McMullin, and S.G. Newmaster. 2015. Restoring terrestrial lichen communities on the Detour Lake mine property. Report prepared for the Detour Gold Corporation.

McMullin, R.T. and J.A. Cosham. 2014. The language of lichen. Mycelium 40(1): 1, 6-7.

Rapai, S., R.T. McMullin and S.G. Newmaster. 2014. Vascular and non-vascular plant communities at the Detour Lake Gold Mine: baseline survey for long-term biomonitoring. Report prepared for the Detour Gold Corporation, Ontario.

McMullin, R.T. 2013. An interim survey of Physconia subpallida in Canada. Report prepared for the Canadian Wildlife Federation. Gatineau, QC.

McMullin, R.T. 2012. Calicioid lichens of Copeland Forest. Orillia Field Naturalists: February Edition. http://www.couchconservancy.ca/ONCWebsite/htm/Find%20of%20the%20 Month.htm

McMullin, R.T. 2012. Lichens of the Parc national de la Baie-aux-Feuilles Project. Report prepared for the Kativik Regional Government. Kuujjuaq, Quebec.

McMullin, R.T. 2011. Lichens of Copeland Forest. Orillia Field Naturalists: December Edition. http://www.couchconservancy.ca/ONCWebsite/htm/Find%20of%20the%20Month.htm

McMullin, R.T. and S.G. Newmaster. 2009. Lichens & Caribou VMAP Project. Forest Ecosystem Science Co-operative Inc. Annual Report.

McMullin, R.T. and F. Anderson. 2007. Epiphytic lichen representation and retention in legacy clumps of Lunenburg County, Nova Scotia. Report prepared for the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Publication WDL 2007-1, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

McMullin, R.T. 2006. Lichen Monitoring at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, Nova Scotia. Report prepared for Parks Canada, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Selected Conference Presentations
McMullin, R.T. 2017. The status of lichens in the Canadian Arctic. Canada's Arctic Biodiversity: The Next 150 Years, Symposium, The Centre for Arctic Knowledge and Exploration, Canadian Museum of Nature. Ottawa, Ontario.

Wiersma, Y.F. and R.T. McMullin. 2016. When is a landscape not a landscape? Insights from microscale landscape ecology in a lichen rich hotspot on the island of Newfoundland. The Canadian Society for Ecology and Evolution Annual Meeting, Memorial University, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

Larsen, E.W., N.A. Daniel, H. O'Brien, R.T. McMullin and M-J. Fortin. 2015. Landscape genetics on a small scale reveals surprisingly long Peltigera gene trees. American Bryological and Lichenological Society, Botany 2015 Conference. Edmonton, Alberta.

Lendemer, J.C., J.L. Allen, and R.T. McMullin. 2015. Not So Different After All: Results from the First IUCN Red List Assessment for North American Lichens Dispel the Myth that Fungi Cannot be Conserved. American Bryological and Lichenological Society, Botany 2015 Conference. Edmonton, Alberta.

McMullin, R.T. 2014. Lichen conservation in Canada. Conservation of North American Lichens and the Ecosystems They Support Colloquium, American Bryological and Lichenological Society, Botany 2014 Conference. Boise, Idaho, U.S.A.

McMullin, R.T., R.A.D. Steeves and S.G. Newmaster. 2014. Bryoria is polyphyletic: two new Sulcaria species combinations inferred from morphology, molecules, and metabolites. American Bryological and Lichenological Society, Botany 2014 Conference. Boise, Idaho, U.S.A..

McMullin, R.T., I.D. Thompson and S.G. Newmaster. 2012. Relationships between silviculture, lichen diversity and woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou) in northern Ontario. Woodland Caribou Research Conference, Centre for Northern Forest Ecosystem Research. Barrie, Ontario.

McMullin, R.T. 2012. Lichen monitoring at Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site. Canadian Botanical Association at the Plant Canada Conference. Halifax, Nova Scotia.

McMullin, R.T., I.D. Thompson and S.G. Newmaster. 2012. Lichens and Caribou. The Canadian Ecology Centre Science Seminar, Caribou Conservation Plan within the Context of Sustainable Forest Management. Timmins, Ontario.

McMullin, R.T. 2010. Lichen Interpretation in Ontario's Provincial Parks. Annual Natural Heritage Education Conference, Ontario Parks. Orillia, Ontario.

McMullin, R.T., P.N. Duinker, D.H.S. Richardson, and R.P. Cameron. 2009. Lichens of coniferous old-growth forests of southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada; diversity and present status. Canadian Botanical Association Annual Conference. Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

McMullin, R.T. 2007. Defining old-growth and examining the relationship between lichens, forest structure, and age. Old-Growth Forest Conference, Prince Edward Island Department of Environment, Energy and Forestry. Southampton, Prince Edward Island.

McMullin, R.T., P.N. Duinker, D.H.S. Richardson, and R.P. Cameron. 2006. How are they lichen it? Relationships between forest structure, ecological context, and the lichen community in coniferous old-growth forests of southwestern Nova Scotia. The Sustainable Forest Management Network Conference. Edmonton, Alberta.

Posters
McMullin, R.T. 2016. The rich history of lichenizing in the Chic-Choc Mountains, Quebec, Canada. The 8th International Association for Lichenology Symposium. Helsinki, Finland.

Drotos, K., R.T. McMullin, M.A. Smith and T.R. Gregory. 2016. A Genomic Perspective of North American Lichens. Ontario Ecology, Ethology and Evolution Colloquium. American Society of Naturalists. University of Toronto, Ontario.

Schram, L.J., R.T. McMullin, S.G. Newmaster and M. Anand. 2014. Residual trees as habitat for lichen under different management intensities. Genomes to Biomes Conference, Montréal, Quebec.

Schram, L.J., R.T. McMullin, S.G. Newmaster and M. Anand. 2014. Sustainable forest management: Residual trees as lichen habitat. Sustainability Symposium, Guelph, Ontario.

McMullin, R.T., P.N. Duinker, D.H.S. Richardson and R.P. Cameron. 2006a. Relationships between forest structure, ecological context, and the lichen community in coniferous old-growth forests of southwestern Nova Scotia. Faculty of Management Environmental Symposium. Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

McMullin, R.T., P.N. Duinker, D.H.S. Richardson and R.P. Cameron. 2006b. How are they lichen it? Relationships between forest structure, ecological context, and the lichen community in coniferous old-growth forests of southwestern Nova Scotia. The Sustainable Forest Management Network Conference. Edmonton, Alberta.