[Monday, December 2, 2019] Lichens in Nova Scotia: An overview of lichen diversity, conservation, & current research

Date: Monday, December 2, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, Auditorium


Speaker: Sean R. Haughian
Curator of Botany,
Nova Scotia Museum

Title: Lichens in Nova Scotia: An overview of lichen diversity, conservation, & current research

Lichens have received increasing attention in recent years. The casual observer might wonder why lichens, of all things, seem to warrant so much attention

In this presentation, Dr. Haughian will provide a basic overview of lichen biology, ecology, and conservation. Reviewing past and current lichen research in the province, he will share specific results from his own research on the impacts of clearcut edges in forested wetlands

Join us to hear advice from Dr. Haughian on how amateur naturalists can collect useful data on lichen biodiversity in Nova Scotia.