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At last, a light and easy-to-use field guide to the rich lichen flora of Northeastern North America. The authors have designed this user-friendly guide for amateur naturalists, nature interpreters, forestry workers, land surveyors, researchers, and the general public. Meant to fit in a pocket or backpack, it requires no previous botanical experience and is written in non-technical language. One hundred and thirty-eight lichens are featured. The guide is formatted so that each page is arranged by the surface a featured lichen grows on in the field, its shape or growth form, and then its color.
"Common Lichens of Northeastern North America is an easy to transport must-have resource for any natural history enthusiast of the I-95 corridor and beyond!"
"This book neatly fills an open niche for an introductory pictorial field guide to lichens of the northeastern US and Canada. The excellent photos and verbal essence of the species effectively present a beautiful, rich, but underappreciated component of the biodiversity. Naturalists, botanists, and students will enjoy exploring a new miniature world."
Troy is a lichenologist and forest ecologist. When he is not out in the woods or writing up his research you will often find him leading workshops or giving presentations about lichens or conservation. Troy's first career was as a high school science teacher before returning to academia. As a lifelong naturalist his ecological interests are diverse, but they became focused when he began studying lichens in the old-growth forests of southwestern Nova Scotia as part of his Master's research at Dalhousie University in Halifax. This research led to consulting work on lichens in the public and private sector. He has worked closely with provincial and federal governments in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and several other Canadian provinces. He has published the first provincial lichen list for Prince Edward Island along with many scientific journal articles, reports and book chapters about lichens. Troy completed his doctoral work at the University of Guelph where he studied the effects of forestry on lichen diversity in northern Ontario. Troy McMullin's Author Page
As a librarian, Frances Anderson knew there were few ways for regular folks to find out about lichens. Ignited by the publication of Lichens of North America, she began studying them in earnest. Years of study and combing the back country of Nova Scotia led her to realize that the picture of the province's lichen flora was incomplete. As aResearch Associate-at the Nova Scotia Museum she has compiled a provisional checklist of macrolichens or Nova Scotia and coauthored esearch reports into the risk status of four lichen species for the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada, among other scientific publications. She has done lichen surveys for forestry companies and conservation groups, produced several lichen brochures related to particular geographic areas or hiking trails, written a book chapter on lichens and led lichen walks for naturalists. She spends most of her time observing and collecting lichens in a wide range of habitats. Frances Anderson's Author Page