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Microlichens on bark

05 Oct 2024 8:30 AM | Bruce McCune (Administrator)

Save the date... Oct. 5-6, 2024 -- Microlichens on bark at Siskiyou Field Institute, taught by Bruce McCune


Registration is now available at https://thesfi.org/product/10-5-6-microlichens-on-bark/


Learn to identify common crustose lichens on bark, using a hand lens in the field, followed by microscopic examination in the classroom, while building your own digital photo library for these species and sharing with other class members. Learn which species are common on conifer bark versus hardwoods. Learn collecting methods, curation, sectioning, and interpretation of taxonomic characters for crustose lichens. Practice keying to genus and species. Short field trips will visit various kinds of woody plants in various habitats near SFI, with an emphasis on lichens rather than driving. Prerequisites are introductory lichenology, including common macrolichens, spot tests methods, and basic terminology (such as soredia, isidia, cortex, medulla, etc.)


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