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Troy McMullin lichenizing on Salt Spring Island, British Columbia.

The aim of this research program is to advance our knowledge of the Canadian lichen biota. Innterdisciplinary collection-based research is conducted throughout the country with a focus on regions, habitats and species that are poorly understood. The objectives are to

  1. develop regional base-line data for areas with knowledge gaps
  2. address taxonomic uncertainties using morphometrics, metabolite determinations, and phylogenetic analyses
  3. resolve uncertainties in lichen ecology.

Principal investigator: Troy McMullin.