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Pannariaceae Lichen Workshop

  • 18 Apr 2014
  • 20 Apr 2014
  • The Cryptogam Biodiversity Observatory at SOU

Pannariaceae Lichen Workshop

with Dr. Peter R. Nelson at Southern Oregon University, April 18-20, 2014

The Cryptogam Biodiversity Observatory at Southern Oregon University and the Northwest Lichenologists are proud to welcome Dr. Peter R. Nelson to Ashland for a three day workshop focusing on the lichen family Pannariaceae in the western hemisphere. This cryptic and diverse group of cyanolichens includes genera such as Pannaria, Fuscopannaria, Erioderma, Leioderma, Parmeliella and others.

Dr. Nelson is currently a postdoctoral researcher at Oregon State University and a member of the board of directors for the American Bryological and Lichenological Society. He has published several papers in recent years on this group of lichens spanning the western hemisphere from Alaska to Chile.

He will give presentations on ecology and species distribution for this group, providing specimens for observation from his extensive work in arctic Alaska, the Pacific Northwest and South America. The time will be split between lectures, identification of local species in the lab and a day in the field on the Oregon coast. Field time will focus on Pannariaceae habitat requirements as well as recognition of the major genera, and federally listed Survey & Manage species. Microscopes and reagents will be available for use by participants, who are encouraged to bring their unknown specimens to identify.

The cost is $200 and those interested in attending should contact John Villella at This is the fourth year that this workshop series has taken place and it has sold out very early in the past, as space is limited you are encouraged to sign up early to ensure your place.

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