Grimmia Workshop with Roxanne Hastings
May 9-10, 2012
The University of British Columbia Herbarium, Beaty Biodiversity Museum
This two-day bryophyte workshop will concentrate on the genus Grimmia, one of the most diverse and abundant group of moss to grow in western North America. This complex and often difficult genu s is not traditional dichotomous key. During the workshop, the instructor will present a series of tables breaking the genus into four easily recognized subgenera, thus making identification easier and reliably accomplished by comparing a diversity of characters. Through lectures and hands-on experience participants will learn the key characters of Grimmia that are critical to using the tables and dissecting techniques that will maximize the probability of correct identification. Participants are encouraged to bring collections of Grimmia with them to work on during the workshop.
Roxanne Hastings is the Curator of Botany at the Royal Alberta Museum. She received her Master’s degree in Plant Ecology from the University of Alberta search focuses on moss systematics and floristic biogeography as related to continental drift and the structure of ancient continental landscapes. She has contributed treatments of Grimmia andCoscinodon to the treatments of bryophytes in the Flora of North America North of Mexico and has published five new species in the Grimmiaceae and one new lichen taxon. Currently Roxy is working on several new treatments of Grimmia from California.
Coarse fee $175.00 (cheque payable to the UBC Herbarium)
Class limits to 15 person.
Registration deadline May 1, 2012:
Dept. of Botany
University of British Columbia
#3529-6270 University Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C., Canada
Tim is showing off some Sphagnum we saw along the trail in Stanley Park. It was a soggy, cold day…..it even snowed!
You can find Pogonatum contortum in numerous locations in Stanley Park. It is in shady spots on a decomposing stump as well as along the banks in the disturbed sites along Merrilees Trail. It belongs to the haircap moss group…can you see why?