Bryophytes of Canada
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.
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