BEN # 274

Adolf Ceska aceska at victoria.tc.ca
Sat Oct 6 11:12:48 EST 2001


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No. 274                              October 6, 2001

aceska at victoria.tc.ca                Victoria, B.C.
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 Dr. A. Ceska, P.O.Box 8546, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3S2
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BRYCE KENDRICK RECIEVED THE HIGHEST BOTANICAL AWARD IN CANADA
From: Joseph F. Gerrath [jfgerrat at uoguelph.ca]

[Text  of  the  citation read by the CBA/ABC President Joseph F.
Gerrath during the awards ceremony at Kelowna, June 26, 2001.]

The  Lawson  Medal  is  the  most prestigious award given by the
Canadian Botanical Association/L'Association botanique du Canada
and is named in honour of George Lawson,  regarded  as  Canada's
first  professional  botanist.  This  year the Medal is given in
recognition of cumulative, lifetime  contributions  to  Canadian
botany  by a senior researcher and teacher. This person would be
a strong candidate for being called "Mr. Canadian Mycology", but
he does have a name, which should be familiar to everyone  here.
In his letter to me accepting the Medal, he wrote, regarding his
name,  that,  "it  is,  as  far  as  I  am  aware,  unique among
biologists". Indeed, there is only one Bryce Kendrick.

Bryce received his Ph.D. from the  University  of  Liverpool  in
1958 and then spent several years as NRC Postdoctoral Fellow and
Research Scientist at the Plant Research Institute in Ottawa. In
1965  he  joined  the  faculty at the University of Waterloo and
remained there until  his  retirement  in  1994,  becoming  Full
Professor  in  1971  and  Associate Dean for Graduate Affairs in
1985. He is now Distinguished Professor Emeritus at Waterloo and
was, until recently, an Adjunct Professor at the  University  of
Victoria. Although retired, he continues to teach Mycology, as a
distance   education   course,  using  his  universally  admired
textbook, The Fifth Kingdom, which is now available in a CD  ROM
Version.  For  this course, I am told that Bryce has constructed
one of the largest Mycological websites: http://www.mycolog.com
Bryce was also very active in  establishing  the  Southern  Van-
couver  Island  Mycological  Society  and  has  lead many fungal
forays for this group, as well as serving terms as President and
Newsletter Editor.

22 Graduate students have completed their degree research  under
his  supervision  and he has been author or coauthor of some 217
publications,  with  more  on  the  way   [both   students   and
publications].

During  his  long career Bryce has received many academic awards
and distinctions:

In 1974 he received  a  U.K.  Science  Council  Senior  Visiting
   Scholarship.
In  1979  he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and was Distin-
   guished Visiting Scholar at the University of Adelaide.
In 1980 he received a Doctor of Science from  Liverpool  Univer-
   sity and
In 1981 he was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
In  1990 and 1992 he was named Distinguished Research Fellow and
   Visiting Fellow, respectively, by the Foundation for Research
   Development, South Africa.
In 1993 he was named Sir C.V. Raman Visiting  Professor  at  the
   University of Madras.
In  1995  the Mycological Society of America gave him their Dis-
   tinguished Mycologist Award.
In 1996 he was one of only 3 Canadians named  Centenary  Fellows
   by  the  British  Mycological Society in recognition of their
   contributions to Mycology.
And now I am very pleased to ask Bryce Kendrick to come  to  the
podium to receive his Lawson Medal.


ALPINE VEGETATION OF GLACIER NATIONAL PARK, MONTANA, USA
From: Christian Damm [cdamm at gwdg.de]

The  alpine  and  parts  of  the subalpine vegetation of Glacier
National Park, Montana, USA, are investigated using the European
phytosociological method of Braun-Blanquet.  Based  on  data  of
about 700 detailed plot samples, a syntaxonomical classification
is presented.

The  holarctic  classes _Carici rupestris-Kobresietea bellardii_
Ohba  1974,  _Thlaspietea  rotundifolii_   Br.-Bl.   1947,   and
_Salicetea  herbaceae_  Br.-Bl.  1947 reasonably accommodate the
Glacier NP alpine vegetation. Local units have been organised in
3 classes, 6 orders, 12 alliances, 32  associations,  26  subas-
sociations,  10  variants,  and 7 other communities. For each of
these, detailed descriptions are provided.  Syntaxonomical  rank
and circumscription, chorology, ecology, and succession dynamics
are discussed.

In  order  to  classify  the alpine vegetation of Glacier NP, an
area much wider than the original study area had to be reviewed,
covering the Rocky Mountains south of 53 deg. N,  and  including
the  interior  ranges  to the west and the western coastal moun-
tains north of central Oregon.  An  overview  of  western  North
American alpine vegetation units is presented by means of synop-
tic  tables.  Drawn  from  these  tables are conclusions for the
syntaxonomic system of the western North American alpine.

In the _Carici-Kobresietea_, a new  order  of  alpine  fellfield
communities,  _Arenario  obtusilobae-Festucetalia brachyphyllae_
ord. nov., is created, comprising a southern and a north-central
suborder. In the snowbed class _Salicetea herbaceae_, a  western
North  American subclass, _Junco drummondii-Sibbaldienea procum-
bentis_ subclass. nov. is  created,  which  holds  four  orders.
These  are  _Caricetalia  nigricantis_  ord.  nov.,  _Sibbaldio-
Caricetalia    pyrenaicae_    Komarkova    1979,    _Phyllodoco-
Cassiopetalia_  Brooke  et  al.  ex  Damm,  and  _Valerianetalia
sitchensis_ Brett et al. ex Damm. The _Caricetalia  nigricantis_
and  the _Valerianetalia sitchensis_ are divided into a western-
coastal and interior cordilleran alliance each.

A number of previously described units are  validated  according
to  the  Code  of  Phytosociological Nomenclature (CPN) or newly
combined into the present system.

Damm, Christian. 2001.  A  phytosociological  study  of  Glacier
   National Park, Montana, U.S.A., with notes on the syntaxonomy
   of alpine vegetation in western North America.
   Ph.D.   Thesis,   Mathematisch-naturwissenschaftliche  Fakul-
   taeten, Georg-August Universitaet Goettingen, 2001-05-03

   http://webdoc.sub.gwdg.de/diss/2001/damm/index.html


NON-SAXICOLOUS LICHENS OF OLDGROWTH FORESTS
IN THE MOUNT CAIN STUDY AREA (VANCOUVER ISLAND, CANADA)
From: Del Meidinger <Del.Meidinger at gems2.gov.bc.ca>

In the summer of 1996, Trevor Goward  of  Enlichened  Consulting
Ltd.,  Clearwater,  B.C.,  was  asked to conduct an inventory of
canopy lichens for the Coastal Montane Biodiversity Project:
http://www.for.gov.bc.ca/research/comonbio/webhome.htm
On three of the sites "rigged" for canopy access by Dr.  Neville
Winchester  for  his canopy arthropods study, branches were col-
lected for an inventory of  the  lichens.  The  branches,  which
averaged  roughly  2.5 cm diameter, and were in the order of 50-
100 years old, were  collected  in  the  upper  Coastal  Western
Hemlock  Zone and Mountain Hemlock Zone between 700 m and 1200 m
elevation.

Branches from the low,  mid  and  high  canopy  of  one  hemlock
(_Tsuga  heterophylla_  or _Tsuga mertensiana_) and one amabilis
fir tree (_Abies amabilis_) on each site were  examined.  Lichen
species that could be reliably recognized at sight were assessed
for abundance. A brief summary of the results is as follows.

A) Distributional patterns

1) Vertical patterns

1.1 Total number of lichens present:

   Lower: 24 Middle: 24 Upper: 24

1.2 Lichens more common in the upper canopy

   _Bryoria trichodes_; _Kaernefeltia merrillii_;
   _Lecanora circumborealis; _Tuckermannopsis orbata_.

1.3  Lichens more common in the lower canopy

   _Hypogymnia oceanica_; _Lobaria oregana_;
   _Parmeliopsis hyperopta_; _Sphaerophorus globosus_.

1.4  Lichens more common within 2 m of the ground
   (i.e., not represented in the branch samples)

   _Calicium glaucellum_; _C. viride_; _Chaenotheca
   brunneola_; _Ch. cinerea_; _Ch. phaeocephala_;
   _Fuscopannaria leucostictoides_; _F. saubinetii_;
   _Hypocenomyce friesii_; _Hypogymnia duplicata_;
   _Lobaria linita_; _Loxosporopsis corallifera_;
   _Microcalicium disseminatum_; _Ochrolechia
   farinacea_; _Peltigera collina_;
   _Psoroma hypnorum_; _Thelotrema lepadinum_;
   _Varicellaria rhodocarpa_.

2) Substrate patterns

2.1  Species more common over _Abies_

   _Mycoblastus sanguinarius_; _Stenocybe major_.

2.2  Species more common over _Tsuga_

   _Alectoria sarmentosa_; _Kaernefeltia merrillii_;
   _Pertusaria ophthalmiza_.



B) Preliminary checklist

   A  total  of 145 taxa were collected. The taxa with confirmed
   identification are as follows:

   * = Present in Mountain Hemlock Zone (including parkland)

   *_Agyrium rufum_ (Pers.) Fr.
   *_Anzina carneonivea_ (Anzi) Scheid.
   *_Alectoria sarmentosa_ (Ach.) Ach.
   _Baeomyces rufus_ (Hudson) Rebent
   *_Biatora flavopunctata_ (Tonsberg) Hinteregger & Printzen
   *_Bryoria fremontii (Tuck.) Brodo & D. Hawksw.
   _Bryoria fuscescens_ (Gyelnik) Brodo & D. Hawksw.
   *_Bryoria nadvornikiana_ (Gyelnik) Brodo & D. Hawksw.
   *_Bryoria trichodes_ (Michaux) Brodo & D. Hawksw.
   _    subsp. _americana_ (Mot.) Brodo & D. Hawksw.
   *_Calicium glaucellum_ Ach.
   _Calicium lenticulare_ Ach.
   *_Calicium viride_ Pers.
   *_Caloplaca atrosanginea_ (G. Merr.) Lamb
   *_Cavernularia hultenii_ Degel.
   _Chaenotheca brachypoda_ (Ach.) Tibell
   *_Chaenotheca brunneola_ (Ach.) Muell. Arg.
   *_Chaenotheca cinerea_ (Pers.) Tibell
   _Chaenotheca furfuracea_ (L.) Tibell
   _Chaenotheca gracillima_ (Vainio) Tibell
   *_Chaenotheca phaeocephala_ (Turner) Th. Fr.
   *_Cladina mitis_ (Sandst.) Hustich
   *_Cladina rangiferina_ (L.) Nyl.
   *_Cladonia bellidiflora_ (Ach.) Schaerer
   *_Cladonia carneola_ (Fr.) Fr.
   *_Cladonia chlorophaea_ (Floerke ex Sommerf.) Sprengel
   *_Cladonia ecmocyna_ Leighton
        subsp. _intermedia_ (Robbins) Ahti
   *_Cladonia norvegica_ Tonsberg & Holien
   *_Cladonia ochrochlora_ Floerke
   *_Cladonia pyxidata_ (L.) Hoffm.
   *_Cladonia pleurota_ (Floerke) Schaerer
   _Cladonia scabriuscula_ (Delise) Nyl.
   *_Cladonia singularis_ Hammer
   *_Cladonia squamosa_ Hoffm.
   *_Cladonia sulphurina_ (Michaux) Fr.
   *_Cladonia umbricola_ Tonsberg & Ahti
   _Dimerella pinetii_ (Ach.) Vezda
   _Fuscopannaria leucostictoides_ (Ohlsson) P.M. Jrg.
   _Fuscopannaria saubinetii_ (Mont.) P.M. Jrg.
   *_Hypocenomyce friesii_ (Ach.) P. James & Gotth.
   *_Hypogymnia apinnata_ Goward & McCune
   *_Hypogymnia austerodes_ (Nyl.) Raesaenen
   *_Hypogymnia duplicata_ (Ach.) Rass.
   *_Hypogymnia enteromorpha_ (Ach.) Nyl.
   *_Hypogymnia imshaugii_ Krog
   *_Hypogymnia metaphysodes_ (Asah.) Rass.
   *_Hypogymnia "metaphysodes"_ Goward, _ined._
   *_Hypogymnia occidentalis_ Pike
   *_Hyopgymnia oceanica_ Goward
   *_Hypogymnia physodes_ (L.) Nyl.
   *_Hypogymnia rugosa_ (Merr.) Pike ex Hale
   _Icmadophila ericetorum_ (L.) Zahlbr.
   *_Japewia subaurifera_ Tonsberg
   *_Kaernefeltia merrillii_ (Du Rietz) Thell & Goward
   *_Lecanora circumborealis_ Brodo & Vitik.
   *_Lecidea vacciniicola_ Tonsberg
   *_Letharia vulpina_ (L.) Hue
   *_Lobaria linita_ (Ach.) Rabenh.
   *_Lobaria oregana_ (Tuck.) Muell. Arg.
   _Lobaria pulmonaria_ (L.) Hoffm.
   *_Lopadium disciforme_ (Flotow) Kullhem
   *_Loxosporopsis corallifera_ Brodo, Henssen & Imshaug
   *_Microcalicium disseminatum_ (Ach.) Vainio
   *_Mycoblastus sanguinarius_ (L.) Norman
   *_Nephroma bellum_ (Sprengel) Tuck.
   _Nephroma helveticum_ Ach.
        subsp. _sipeanum_ (Gyelnik) Goward & Ahti
   _Nephroma parile_ (Ach.) Ach.
   *_Nephroma resupinatum_ (L.) Ach.
   *_Ochrolechia farinacea_ Howard
   *_Ochrolechia juvenalis_ Brodo
   *_Ochrolechia oregonensis_ H. Magn.
   *_Ochrolechia szatalaensis_ Vers.
   *_Pannaria peziziodes_ (G.H. Weber) Trevisan
   *_Parmelia hygrophila_ Goward & Ahti
   _Parmelia sulcata_ Taylor
   _Parmeliella triptophylla_ (Ach.) Muell. Arg.
   *_Parmeliopsis ambigua_ (Wulfen) Nyl.
   *_Parmeliopsis hyperopta_ (Ach.) Arnold
   _Peltigera aphthosa_ (L.) Willd.
   *_Peltigera britannica_  (Gyelnik) Holt-Hartw. & Tonsberg
   *_Peltigera chionophila_ Goward, _ined._
   _Peltigera cinnamomea_ Goward
   _Peltigera collina_ (Ach.) Schrader
   *_Peltigera leucophlebia_ (Nyl.) Gyelnik
   _Peltigera membranacea_ (Ach.) Nyl.
   *_Peltigera neopolydactyla_ (Gyelnik) Gyelnik
   *_Peltigera occidentalis_ (E. Dahl) Krist.
   *_Peltigera polydactylon_ (Necker) Hoffm.
   *_Peltigera praetextata_ (Floerke ex Sommer.) Zopf
   *_Platismatia glauca_ (L.) Culb. & C. Culb.
   *_Platismatia herrei_ (Imshaug) Culb. & C. Culb.
   *_Platismatia norvegica_ (Lynge) Culb. & C. Culb.
   _Polychidium contortum_ Henssen
   _Pseudocyphellaria anomala_ Brodo & Ahti
   _Pseudocyphellaria crocata_ (L.) Vainio
   _Pseudocyphellaria rainierensis_ Imshaug
   *_Psoroma hypnorum_ (Vahl) Gray
   *_Pyrrhospora cinnabarina_ (Sommerf.) Choisy
   _Solorina crocea_ (L.) Ach.
   *_Sphaerophorus globosus_ (Hudson) Vainio
   _Sphaerophorus tuckermanii_ Rasanen
   *_Stenocybe major_ (Nyl.) Koerber
   _Stereocaulon tomentosum_ Fr.
   _Sticta fuliginosa_ (Hoffm.) Ach.
   _Sticta limbata_ (Sm.) Ach.
   _Sticta oroborealis_ Goward & Tonsberg, _ined._
   _Sticta weigellii_ (Ach.) Vainio _s. lat._
   *_Thelotrema lepadinum_ (Ach.) Ach.
   *_Trapeliopsis granulosa_ (Hoffm.) Lumbsch
   *_Tuckermannopsis chlorophylla_ (Willd.) Hale
   *_Tuckermannopsis orbata_ (Nyl.) M.J. Lai
   *_Tuckermannopsis subalpina_ (Imsh.) Kaeroefelt
   *_Varicellaria rhodocarpa_ (Koerber) Th. Fr.
   *_Xylographa vitiligo_ (Ach.) J.R. Laundon

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