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No. 90 January 28, 1995
aceska at freenet.victoria.bc.ca Victoria, B.C.
Dr. A. Ceska, P.O.Box 8546, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3S2
NEW SPECIES OF DOUGLASIA FROM NORTHWESTERN ALASKA
An article published in Novon featured a description of Doug-
lasia beringensis, a new species from the Seward Peninsula in
the Bering Strait region of Alaska. Douglasia beringensis is
most similar to Douglasia montana (from Montana, Idaho, Wyoming
and British Columbia). The paper also deals with the Russian and
North American concepts of the genus Douglasia and Androsace and
gives a key to all nine species of Douglasia known from North
Ref.: Kelso, S., B.A. Yurtsev & D.F. Murray. 1994. Douglasia
beringensis (Primulaceae): A new species from northwestern
Alaska. - Novon 4: 381-385.
NEW BOOK: "LICHENS OF SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA, AN INVENTORY"
Geiser, L.H., K.L. Dillman, C.C. Deer, & M.C. Stensvold. 1994.
Lichens of southeastern Alaska: An inventory. - USDA
Forest Service, Alaska Region, R10-TB-45, Tongass National
Forest, Petersburg, Alaska. 145 p. [78 bibl.ref.]
This inventory includes 453 lichens from southeastern Alaska,
and is the most comprehensive lichen inventory of that region to
date. Most of the occurrence documented here are from 258 plots
that were established on the Tongass National Forest between
1989 and 1993.
The introductory parts of the book describe southeastern Alaska,
most of which is in the Tongass National Forest; and discuss
inventory methodology and results. The bulk of the book is
comprised of descriptive entries for each of the 453 lichens.
Each entry includes a distribution map of southeastern Alaska,
description of habitat, range, abundance in southeastern Alaska,
abundance in North America, and sensitivity to air pollution
(when known). Special notes are included for some taxa to high-
light range extensions or unusual collections.
The 49 fine pen and ink illustrations of selected lichens were
drawn by Alexander Mikulin, a visiting lichenologist from the
Russian Academy of Sciences.
The book can be obtained, at no cost, from Everett Kissinger,
Stikine Area, Tongass National Forest, Box 309, Petersburg,
Alaska 99833, or Mary Stensvold, Sitka Ranger District, 201
Katlian Street, Suite 109, Sitka, Alaska 99835.
NEW BOOK: LATE QUATERNARY STUDIES IN BERINGIA - BIBLIOGRAPHY
Beaudoin, A.B. & F.D. Reintjes. 1994. Late Quaternary studies in
Beringia and beyond, 1950-1993: An annotated bibliography.
- Archeological Survey Occasional Paper no. 35, Provincial
Museum of Alberta, Edmonton. 386 p. ISBN 0-7732-1387-2
[soft cover], CDN $ 14.95.
The bibliography includes references to research papers, books,
monographs, short notes, theses, conference abstracts, con-
ference reports, popular articles, and commentaries published
between 1950-1993. The citations deal with surficial geology,
glacial history, climate history, palaeontology, archaeology,
and palaeoenvironments in Beringia between about 50,000 and
10,000 years ago. References include abstracts, where available.
The bibliography comprises 1001 citations, annotated by topic,
geographic area and library location, and is accompanied by a
comprehensive index. Beringia is defined as the northern hemi-
sphere region centred on Siberia and Alaska-Yukon and bounded by
the Lena River to the west and the Mackenzie River to the east.
Other areas covered in this bibliography include western Siberia
between Lena and Yenisey Rivers, northeastern China, northern
Korea and Japan. It also covers the portion of the northern
Pacific Ocean and offshore continental shelf that would have
been terrestrial during the Late Pleistocene full-glacial.
[Available from: The Museum Shop, c/o The Provincial Museum of
Alberta, 12845-102nd Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5N 0M6,
Tel.: (406) 453-9108 (Publications); FAX: (403) 454-6629. Major
credit cards accepted.]
URGENT CALL FOR CORRECTIONS TO THE JEPSON MANUAL
From: Margriet Wetherwax <margriet at UCJEPS.HERB.BERKELEY.EDU>
orig. on TAXACOM <TAXACOM at CMSA.BERKELEY.EDU>
Have you found any typographical errors or minor substantive
errors in The Jepson Manual: Higher Plants of California (J.
Hickman, ed.)? If so, the Jepson editors would be grateful to
receive your input before April 1, 1995 to aid in production of
the next printing of the The Jepson Manual (1st edition). Cor-
rections that change pagination cannot be considered for incor-
poration in the next printing (but see below). Any substantive
corrections that require editorial judgement should be accom-
panied with documentation (e.g., literature or voucher
citation). Please send your corrections to Bruce Baldwin,
Curator of the Jepson Herbarium, 1001 Valley Life Sciences Bldg.
#2465, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-2465. e-mail
communication of your corrections can be sent to
jepson at ucjeps.berkeley.edu. Thank you!!
In preparation for production of a more extensively revised 2nd
edition of The Jepson Manual, the Jepson editors would also
greatly appreciate any documented corrections of more substan-
tial errors or problems in the Manual. All corrections that
would change pagination of the Manual fall under this category.
To aid editorial procedures, please segregate any corrections of
this type under separate heading from typographical and other
minor corrections discussed in the previous paragraph. These
corrections can be sent to the same address given above.
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