Author: Daniel F. Brunton

Daniel Francis Brunton (1948- ) is a respected naturalist, accomplished botanist and birder and important spokesperson for natural history in Canada's National Capital Region. He is the expert who is most frequently consulted by the local media in matters of natural history. Municipal and regional departments in the Ottawa region often call on his help and opinion for environmental issues. All this is not surprising if one looks at Dan's remarkable achievements over the past 40 years. Although principally a botanist and birder, he has publications on moles, wolves, turtles and salamanders as well. He is an expert general botanist with a broad knowledge of vascular plants. His scientific work deals with quillworts (Isoetes) and ferns in general, usually co-authored with the late Donald Britton of Guelph University. This has resulted in more than 30 peer-reviewed publications and descriptions of over 15 new North American taxa. Dan was born and raised in Ottawa and spent his formative years first with a passion for astronomy, and then birding. He received his university degree in geography and botany from Carleton University in 1973. Dan worked for several years as a park naturalist in Ontario's Algonquin Park, later developing the interpretive plan for Alberta's Kananaskis Provincial Park. Since the 1970s, he has operated Brunton Consulting Services, a private consulting firm, doing environmental impact assessments, botanical and biological surveys, and providing expertise to both private development initiatives and governmental agencies. A life-long conservationist who has worked on ecological protection issues across Canada, he is the co- founder of the Waterkeeper Alliance's Ottawa Riverkeeper organization. He iregularly provides expert ecological impact testimony for the judicial review body for land development conflicts in Ontario. He is also a member of the vascular plant subcommittee of COSEWIC (Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) which designates na

ISOËTACEAE: Quillwort Family
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ISOËTACEAE: Quillwort Family

ISOËTACEAE, the Quillwort Family by W. Carl Taylor, Robbin C. Moran & Daniel F. Brunton. Keywords: Isoëtaceae, Isoëtes, Flora, Floristics, North America. In the New Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern ...

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