Jennifer Doubt © Canadian Museum of Nature

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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)
http://www.cosewic.gc.ca/eng/sct5/index_e.cfm

Species at Risk Public Registry
http://www.sararegistry.gc.ca/default_e.cfm

American Bryological and Lichenological Society
http://www.abls.org

Société québécoise de bryologie (website in French)
http://www.societequebecoisedebryologie.org

Canadian Botanical Association
http://www.cba-abc.ca/cbahome.htm

Field Botanists of Ontario
http://www.trentu.ca/org/fbo

The Society for the Preservation of Natural History Collections
http://www.spnhc.org

Consortium of Northeastern Herbaria
http://neherbaria.org

Canadensys
http://www.canadensys.net