Jennifer Doubt © Canadian Museum of Nature


Fruiting sphagnum moss, north-eastern Ontario.

This collection-based project encompasses diverse projects that support the understanding of the composition, distribution and conservation of bryophyte biodiversity in Canada. Bryophytes (moss, liverwort and hornwort), are a substantial component of the plant kingdom, providing important ecosystem services worldwide. They also fill unique niches that make life possible in many environments, including the North, yet bryophytes have not been extensively sampled in most parts of Canada. Work in key geographic areas will address gaps, add to our taxonomic base of knowledge, and increase the confidence and efficiency of land-management decisions.

Principal investigator: Jennifer Doubt.

Additional Resources

Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC)

Species at Risk Public Registry

American Bryological and Lichenological Society

Société québécoise de bryologie (website in French)

Canadian Botanical Association

Field Botanists of Ontario

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections

Consortium of Northeastern Herbaria