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The Biogeography, Ecology and Taxonomy of Canadian Lichens
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
- develop regional base-line data for areas with knowledge gaps
- address taxonomic uncertainties using morphometrics, metabolite determinations, and phylogenetic analyses
- resolve uncertainties in lichen ecology.
Principal investigator: Troy McMullin.
In the Museum's Blog
One Hundred Lichens New to Quebec, Canada, and North America from the Gaspé Peninsula
Troy McMullin went for a backcountry ski in Parc national de la Gaspésie and discovered a lichenologist's wonderland. Continue reading
Undiscovered backyard biodiversity: New lichen species discovered in Guelph, Canada
Troy McMullin’s inventory of the Arboretum at the University of Guelph, in Ontario, reveals that there is still lots of undiscovered biodiversity in our backyards. Continue reading