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Foliose Physciaceae workshop with Dr. T Esslinger, April 1-3, Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls Oregon

25 Sep 2015 9:11 AM | John Villella (Administrator)

Foliose Physciaceae with Dr. Theodore Esslinger

Location: Oregon Institute of Technology, Klamath Falls, Oregon

Date: April 1-3, 2016

Cost: $200


We are delighted to welcome Dr. Theodore Esslinger from North Dakota to provide us with insight into a diverse and important group of lichens, Physciaceae. The workshop will focus on identification of temperate and northern species in the most frequently encountered foliose genera of the Physciaceae, especially Phaeophyscia, Physcia, Physciella, and Physconia as well as rarer genera such as Anaptychia and Heterodermia.  The first day participants will make observations of Physciaceae in nearby Lava Beds N. M. and then spend the rest of the time working with materials in lab, with most lecturing being informal and occurring while working on the collections.  Among other activities, we will practice the appropriate use of reagent spot tests on the thallus and methods for making hand sections to study the various tissue types of the physcioid thallus.  In addition to material we are able to collect on our field trips students are strongly encouraged to bring specimens with them, especially any problem materials they would like help with.  


Space is limited; if you are interested in attending please contact John Villella, johnvillella@yahoo.com.

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