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Bryological and Lichenological Section/ABLS

Haughland, Diane L. [1], Thauvette, Darcie [2], Martel, Mireille [1], Bjork, Curtis R. [3], Goward, Trevor [3].

Additions to the Alberta’s lichen flora made possible by the Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute.

The Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute (ABMI) is a not-for profit, province-wide biodiversity monitoring program. At the core of the program is a systematic grid of 1,656 sites, spaced 20 km apart. At those sites, as well as carefully selected off-grid sites to enable statistically-powerful modelling, the ABMI collects information on the presence and relative abundance of a breadth of taxa across Alberta. The ABMI has increased our knowledge of the distribution of many groups across the province, and regularly finds species that were previously thought to be rare as well as species that were previously unrecorded in Alberta. Macrolichens and calicioid lichens and fungi are included in the taxa monitored by the ABMI, and since 2007, we have recorded over 414 species occurring at the 1,482 sites visited to date. In addition, we’ve recorded one species new to Canada and 26 species new to Alberta, as well as discovered new populations of 7 rare species, some of which hadn’t been observed in Alberta for decades.

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1 - Royal Alberta Museum, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, AB, T5N 0M6, Canada
2 - Royal Alberta Museum, Alberta Biodiversity Monitoring Institute, 12845 102 Ave, Edmonton, Alberta, T5N 0M6, Canada
3 - University of British Columbia, Herbarium, Beaty Museum, Vancouver, BC, V6T 1Z4, Canada

Calicioid lichen and Fungi
rare lichen

Presentation Type: Poster:Posters for Sections
Session: P
Location: Hall D/The Shaw Conference Centre
Date: Monday, July 27th, 2015
Time: 5:30 PM
Number: PBR012
Abstract ID:1256
Candidate for Awards:None

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