Current and Former Graduate Students and Research Assistants

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Current Graduate Students

 Abby Glauser

Abby came to us with an undergraduate degree and herbarium experience at the University of Kansas. Abby is a pivotal person in the NSF-funded project to incorporate a huge number of specimens from the Forest Inventory and Analysis program into the OSU herbarium. Abby is interested in developing a project on lichen ecology in the Pacific Northwest, perhaps controls on cyanolichen distribution and abundance.

 Ricardo Miranda Gonzalez

Ricardo obtained a M.S. degree working on epiphyte community ecology and systematics in a tropical dry forest in Mexico. Ricardo is pursuing the functional roles of high crustose lichen cover in these forests, in particular, their involvement in the food web during the dry season. The lichens are poorly known in this ecosystem, so Ricardo is also contributing detailed studies of the lichen flora of this area. Ricardo held a prestigious CONACYT scholarship, and has already published papers with his mentors from his previous work.

 Robert J. Smith

Rob obtained his bachelor's degree from OSU, then circled back to us via Lloyd Stark's lab in Nevada and the Forest Service in eastern Oregon. In the meantime he obtained a masters working on the ecology of desert mosses. Rob currently works on various projects, but especially our work related to biomass and functional groups in the ground layer (lichens and bryophytes). He is seeking rapid and efficient methods for sampling ground-layer bryophytes for the Forest Inventory and Analysis program, such that their contributions to carbon storage, diversity, and cover can be estimated. See Rob's website for a list of his pre-OSU publications.

IND90000.gif Smith, R. J., J. C. Benavides, S. Jovan, M. Amacher & B. McCune. 2015. A rapid method for landscape assessment of carbon storage and ecosystem function in moss and lichen ground layers. Bryologist 118:32-45. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-118.1.032

IND90000.gif Smith, R. J. and J. H. Rausch. 2015. Bryophytes and lichens from Malheur National Forest, Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon. Evansia 32:78-96.

IND90000.gif Smith, R. J., E. Alphandary, R. Arvidson, G. Bono, B. Chipman, A. Corkery, J. Di Meglio, K. Hansen, K. Isch, J. McAlpine, C. Marks-Fife, B. Mead, D. Miller, N. Nolte, A. Ottombrino, T. Prior, J. Streich, S. Theis, S. Vandruff, C. Wesseler, K. Wesseler, M. Wiseman & B. McCune. 2012. Rare inland reindeer lichens at Mima Mounds in southwest Washington State. North American Fungi 7(3): 1-25.

Current Research Assistants

 Elisa Di Meglio

Elisa obtained her bachelor's degree in botany from OSU in 2012. During that time she worked as a student assistant in my lab. Since then she has worked for the Forest Service air quality program and in my lab as a research assistant. She is the central person for thin-layer chromatography in my lab and contributes in numerous ways to various research projects, several of which have led to authorship. She is certified for west-side macrolichens by the Northwest Lichenologists.

IND90000.gif Alphandary, E. & B. McCune. 2013. A new chemical spot test for miriquidic acid. Lichenologist 45:697-699.

IND90000.gif Smith, R. J., E. Alphandary, R. Arvidson, G. Bono, B. Chipman, A. Corkery, J. Di Meglio, K. Hansen, K. Isch, J. McAlpine, C. Marks-Fife, B. Mead, D. Miller, N. Nolte, A. Ottombrino, T. Prior, J. Streich, S. Theis, S. Vandruff, C. Wesseler, K. Wesseler, M. Wiseman & B. McCune. 2012. Rare inland reindeer lichens at Mima Mounds in southwest Washington State. North American Fungi 7(3): 1-25.

 Joseph Di Meglio

Joe has nearly completed his bachelor's degree in botany from OSU. For a couple of years he has led our efforts in building expertise in DNA sequencing in support of taxonomic and ecological projects. Joe has particular interests in fungi (of all kinds), photography, soil-dwelling members of the lichen genus Aspicilia and anything with a diesel engine in it.

IND90000.gif Smith, R. J., E. Alphandary, R. Arvidson, G. Bono, B. Chipman, A. Corkery, J. Di Meglio, K. Hansen, K. Isch, J. McAlpine, C. Marks-Fife, B. Mead, D. Miller, N. Nolte, A. Ottombrino, T. Prior, J. Streich, S. Theis, S. Vandruff, C. Wesseler, K. Wesseler, M. Wiseman & B. McCune. 2012. Rare inland reindeer lichens at Mima Mounds in southwest Washington State. North American Fungi 7(3): 1-25.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., J. Di Meglio & M. J. Curtis. 2014. An unusual ascospore shape and a new species, Umbilicaria nodulospora (Umbilicariaceae), from California and Oregon. Bryologist 117:170-178.

Former Students and Research Assistants (alphabetical)

 Nijmah Ali

Nijmah graduated with a degree in botany from Humboldt State University, worked for the Forest Service in northern California, and completed a masters degree at OSU in 2015. Nijmah worked on successional and lichenometric methods for dating prehistoric cairns in the alpine of coastal southeastern Alaska. She is now an instructor at Butte College in Chico, California.

 Juan Carlos Benavides Duque

Juan worked with us in Oregon while finishing his PhD at Southern Illinois University, working with Dale Vitt. He worked with us on developing rapid and efficient methods for sampling ground-layer bryophytes for the Forest Inventory and Analysis program, such that their contributions to carbon storage, diversity, and cover can be estimated. Originally from Colombia, Juan has worked on bryophytes and peatlands in South America, Puerto Rico, and North America. In addition he works on bryophyte biodiversity and community ecology. Juan is currently at the National University of Colombia, Bogota.

IND90000.gif Smith, R. J., J. C. Benavides, S. Jovan, M. Amacher & B. McCune. 2015. A rapid method for landscape assessment of carbon storage and ecosystem function in moss and lichen ground layers Bryologist 118:32-45. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745-118.1.032

 Shanti Berryman

Shanti did lichen field work for years in the Gifford-Pinchot National Forest before coming to OSU. She studied the biomass and community composition of lichens in different stand structures in the Blue River Landscape Project. These data allowed us to evaluate the long-term consequences of alternative management strategies. Shanti received the Goward Prize at the Northwest Lichen Guild meeting in 2000 and the A. J. Sharp award at the ABLS meeting in 2000. She received her PhD in 2002 and is field-certified in macrolichens west of the Cascade Crest by Northwest Lichenologists. Since her PhD Shanti has worked on lichens and air quality in Alberta, and as a research associate in the Forest Science department at OSU. See Shanti's website.

IND90000.gif Berryman, S. D. 2002. Epiphytic macrolichens in relation to forest management and topography in a western Oregon watershed. Ph. D. Dissertation

IND90000.gif McCune, B., J. Hutchinson, & S. Berryman. 2002. Concentration of rare epiphytic lichens along large streams in a mountainous watershed in Oregon, U.S.A. Bryologist 105:539-450.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., S. D. Berryman, J. H. Cissel, & A. I. Gitelman. 2003. Use of a smoother to forecast occurrence of epiphytic lichens under alternative forest management plans. Ecological Applications 13:1110-1123.

IND90000.gif Berryman, S. D. & B. McCune. 2006. Estimating epiphytic macrolichen biomass from topography, stand structure and lichen community data. Journal of Vegetation Science 17:157-170.

IND90000.gif Berryman, S. D. & B. McCune. 2006. Epiphytic lichens along gradients in topography and stand structure in western Oregon, USA. Pacific Northwest Fungi 1(2):1-38.

 Ann DeBolt

Although Ann's great with lichens (see our co-publication on lichens of Glacier National Park in Montana), she chose to do her MS thesis on the distribution and abundance of netleaf hackberry (Celtis reticulata) in Idaho (she finished in 1992). After many years as the district botanist for the BLM and the US Forest Service in Boise, Idaho, she now works for the Idaho Botanical Garden in Boise.

IND90000.gif Rosentreter, R., C. Bratt, and A. M. DeBolt. 1988. Curation of soil lichens. Evansia 5(2).

IND90000.gif DeBolt, A. M. 1992. The ecology of Celtis reticulata Torr. (netleaf hackberry) in Idaho. M. S. Thesis.

IND90000.gif DeBolt, A. and B. McCune. 1993. Lichens of Glacier National Park, Montana. Bryologist 96:192-204.

IND90000.gif Rosentreter, R., L. C. Smithman, and A. DeBolt. 1993. Swedish names translated to English. Evansia 10(3):104-111.

IND90000.gif DeBolt, A. and B. McCune. 1995. Is netleaf hackberry a viable rehabilitation species for Idaho rangelands? Pp. 305-309 in Proceedings: wildland shrub and arid land restoration symposium. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report INT-GTR-315.

IND90000.gif DeBolt, A. and B. McCune. 1995. Ecology of Celtis reticulata in Idaho. Great Basin Naturalist 55:237-248.

 Chiska Derr

Chiska completed her M.S. thesis in 1994. She studied lichen communities and elemental contents in Pinus contorta bogs in the Tongass National Forest of coastal Alaska. After several years as a a district botanist for the Gifford Pinchot National Forest near Mt. St. Helens, Washington, and the National Park Service in southeast Alaska, she now works for NOAA in Alaska. She is field certified in macrolichens west of the Cascade Crest by Northwest Lichenologists.

IND90000.gif Derr, C. C. 1994. Lichen biomonitoring in southeast Alaska and western Oregon. M. S. Thesis. 98 pp.

IND90000.gif Geiser, L. H., C. C. Derr, & K. Dillman. 1994a. Air quality monitoring on the Tongass National Forest. Methods and baselines using lichens. USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region Admin. Doc. R10-TB-46. Tongass National Forest, Petersburg, Alaska. 84 pp. + appendices.

IND90000.gif Geiser, L. H., K. Dillman, C. C. Derr, & M. C. Stensvold. 1994b. Lichens of southeastern Alaska. An inventory. USDA Forest Service, Alaska Region Admin. Doc. R10-TB-45. Tongass National Forest, Petersburg, Alaska. 145 pp. + appendices.

IND90000.gif Geiser, L. H., K. Dillman, C. C. Derr, & M. C. Stensvold. 1998. Lichens and allied fungi of southeast Alaska. Pages 201-243 in M. G. Glenn, R. C. Harris, R. Dirig, & M. S. Cole, editors, Lichenographa Thomsoniana: North American lichenology in honor of John W. Thomson. Mycotaxon, Ithaca, New York, USA.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., C. C. Derr, P. S. Muir, A. Shirazi, S. C. Sillett, and W. J. Daly. 1996. Lichen pendants for transplant and growth experiments. Lichenologist 28:161-169.

IND90000.gif Derr, C. C., B. McCune & L. H. Geiser . 2007. Epiphytic macrolichen communities in Pinus contorta peatlands in southeastern Alaska. Bryologist 110: 521–532.

 

 Amanda Hardman

Amanda has a keen interest in bryophyte taxonomy and ecology. She began as a graduate student in 2006, after many seasonal jobs as a botanist with federal agencies. Her thesis project concerned responses of soil-dwelling bryophytes to disturbances (fire, logging, and grazing) in dry forests east of the Cascade crest. She also has a special interest in Sphagnum in Oregon. Currently Amanda is employed in botanical survey work and by the U.S. Forest Service.

IND90000.gif Hardman, A. 2008. Terrestrial Cryptogam Communities in the Blue Mountains of Northeast Oregon. MS Thesis, Oregon State University.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., S. Jovan & A. Hardman. 2008. Changes in forage lichen biomass after insect outbreaks and fuel reduction treatments in the Blue Mountains, Oregon. North American Fungi 3(4): 1-15. doi: 10.2509/naf2008.003.004

IND90000.gif Hardman,A. & B. McCune. 2010. Bryoid layer response to soil disturbance by fuel reduction treatments in a dry conifer forest. Bryologist 113:235-245.

IND90000.gif Hardman,A. 2010. High Plains Drifter, a vagrant moss discovered in northeast Oregon. Evansia 27:94-99.

 

 Linda Hasselbach

Linda completed her thesis on community ecology in the giant caldera at Aniakchak National Monument in Alaska in 1995. She is one of those people who develops skills at naming everything -- so she included bryophytes, lichens, and vascular plants for her thesis. She is currently working for the National Park Service in Alaska and Washington.

IND90000.gif Hasselbach, L. M. 1995. Vascular and nonvascular vegetation of the Caldera of Mt. Aniakchak, Alaska. M. S. Thesis.

 Emily Holt

Emily worked on macrolichen communities in northwestern Alaska, in particular Bering Land Bridge National Preserve on the Seward Peninsula and Noatak National Preserve in the western Brooks Range. She came to us with a masters from the University of Wyoming, studying vascular plants, of all things. Emily was the 2005 winner of the Goward Prize for best student or amateur talk at the NW Lichenologists annual meeting. Emily finished her PhD in 2007 and now teaches and continues her research in Utah. See Emily's website.

IND90000.gif Holt, E. A. & P. M. Severns. 2005. The effects of prescribed burning on wet prairie lichen communities. Natural Areas Journal 25:130-136.

IND90000.gif Holt, E. A., B. McCune & P. Neitlich. 2006. Defining a successional metric for lichen communities in Arctic tundra. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 38:373-377.

IND90000.gif Holt, E. A., B. McCune, and P. Neitlich. 2007. Succession and community gradients of arctic macrolichens and their relation to substrate, topography, and rockiness. Pacific Northwest Fungi 2(2):1-21.

IND90000.gif Holt, E.A., B. McCune and P. Neitlich. 2008. Grazing and fire impacts on macrolichen communities of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, U.S.A. The Bryologist. 111:68-83.

IND90000.gif Holt, E.A., B. McCune and P. Neitlich. 2008. Spatial scale of GIS-derived categorical variables affects their ability to separate sites by community composition. Applied Vegetation Science 11:xxx-xxx. doi: 10.3170/2008-7-18521

IND90000.gif Holt, E.A. and G. Bench. 2008. 14C/C measurements support Andreev’s internode method to determine lichen growth rates in Cladonia stygia (Fr.) Ruoss. Lichenologist 40:559-565.

IND90000.gif Holt, E.A., B. McCune and P. Neitlich. 2009. Macrolichen communities in relation to soils and vegetation in Noatak National Preserve, Alaska. Botany 87:241-252.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., E. Holt, P. Neitlich, T. Ahti and R. Rosentreter. 2009. Macrolichen diversity in Noatak National Preserve, Alaska. North American Fungi 4(4):1-22. doi: 10.2509/naf2009.004.004

IND90000.gif Holt, E. A. & Miller, S. W. 2011. Bioindicators: Concepts and Applications. Nature Education Knowledge 2(1):6

 Jenifer Hutchinson

Jenifer completed her M.S. at OSU in 2001. She worked with lichens for years in the Deschutes National Forest in Oregon, before coming to OSU for a Master's degree here at OSU. Her thesis was on riparian lichens on cottonwood (Populus trichocarpa) in northern Idaho. She now works for the Forest Service in Oregon. She is field-certified in macrolichens west of the Cascade Crest by Northwest Lichenologists. Jenifer currently works for the Forest Service in Oregon.

IND90000.gif Hutchinson, J. and B. McCune. 2000a. Rare riparian lichens of riparian forests with black cottonwood in northern Idaho. Unpublished Final report to Bureau of Land Management, Boise, and U. S. Forest Service, Coeur d’Alene. 87 pages.

IND90000.gif Hutchinson, J. and B. McCune. 2000b. Status of the globally ranked (G1) rare lichen species Collema curtisporum in northern Idaho. Unpublished Final report to Bureau of Land Management, Boise. 19 pages.

IND90000.gif Hutchinson, J. 2001. Rare riparian lichens of northern Idaho. M.S.Thesis. 174 pages.

IND90000.gif Martin, E., B. McCune, and J. Hutchinson. 2002. Distribution and morphological variation of Leptogium cellulosum and L. teretiusculum in the Pacific Northwest. Bryologist 105:358-362.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., J. Hutchinson, and S. Berryman. 2002. Concentration of rare epiphytic lichens along large streams in a mountainous watershed in Oregon, U.S.A. Bryologist 105:539-450.

 Martin Hutten

Martin is an avid bryologist and lichenologist. He has worked for the National Park Service and U.S. Forest Service, taking on the noble work of fighting weeds, promoting biodiversity, and managing forests and people. Marten has worked at Lassen, Olympic, and Yosemite National Parks and at Craters of the Moon, among many other places. He completed a PhD at Oregon State University in 2014, his dissertation entitled, "Yosemite Region Nitrogen Deposition and Patterns in the Composition of Lichen Communities." If you google Martin you will also find that he is a great photographer. He was the lead author and photographer for the hard-to-find pocket guidebook, "101 common mosses, liverworts, and lichens of the Olympic Peninsula." (see below).

IND90000.gif Hutten, M., K. Hutten, and A. Woodward. 2001. 101 common mosses, liverworts and lichens of the Olympic Peninsula. Washington DC, U.S. Government Printing Office (out of print).

IND90000.gif Hutten, M., A. Woodward, and K. Hutten. 2005. Inventory of the Mosses, Liverworts, Hornworts, and Lichens of Olympic National Park, Washington: Species List. U.S. Dept. Interior Scientific Investigations Report 2005-5240, 78 pp.

IND90000.gifHutten, M., U. Arup, O. Breuss, T. L. Esslinger, A. M. Fryday, K. Knudsen, J. C. Lendemer, C. Printzen, H. T. Root, M. Schultz, J. Sheard, T. Tønsberg, & B. McCune. 2013. Lichens and Lichenicolous Fungi of Yosemite National Park, California. North American Fungi 8(11): 1-47.

 Sarah Jovan

Sarah helped Andrea Ruchty with her field work for a summer, then worked on various projects, including lichens and fungi, before beginning her graduate program in 2001. During her work with Andrea, she completed a project comparing bark pH of selected tree species in Oregon, and observing the influence of mixed canopies on bark pH. For her PhD thesis (2005), Sarah developed gradient models for communities of epiphytic macrolichens in California. Sarah won the Oregon State University Yerex Award in 2004 and the Goward Prize at the Northwest Lichen Guild Meeting in 2002. Sarah worked for several years on a cooperative project between OSU and the USFS on lichen community data collected in the Pacific coastal states for the FIA program. She now is the National lichen indicator lead for the Forest Inventory and Analysis program, and is stationed in Portland, Oregon.

IND90000.gif Jovan, S. 2002. A landscape-level analysis of epiphytic lichen diversity in northern and central California: environmental predictors of species richness and potential observer effects. Bulletin of the California Lichen Society 9(1):1-7.

IND90000.gif Jovan, S. 2002. Air quality in California forests: current efforts to initiate biomonitoring with lichens. Bulletin of the California Lichen Society 9(2):1-5.

IND90000.gif Jovan, S. 2003. Distribution and habitat models of epiphytic Physconia in north-central California. Bulletin of the California Lichen Society 10(2):29-35.

IND90000.gifJovan, S. & B. McCune. 2004. Regional variation in epiphytic macrolichen communities in northern and central California forests. Bryologist 107:328-339.

IND90000.gifJovan, S. & B. McCune. 2005. Air-quality bioindication in the greater Central Valley of California, with epiphytic macrolichen communities. Ecological Applications 15:1712-1726.

IND90000.gifJovan, S. & B. McCune. 2006. Using epiphytic macrolichen communities for biomonitoring ammonia in forests of the greater Sierra Nevada, California. Water, Air and Soil Pollution 170:69-93.

IND90000.gifJovan, S. & T. Carlberg. 2007. Nitrogen content of Letharia vulpina tissue from forests of the Sierra Nevada, California: geographic patterns and relationships to ammonia estimates and climate. Environmental Monitorin and Assessment 129: 243-251.

IND90000.gif Jovan, S. 2008. Lichen bioindication of biodiversity, air quality, and climate: baseline results from monitoring in Washington, Oregon, and California. USDA Forest Service, General Technical Report PNW-GTR-737.

IND90000.gif Fenn, M.E., Jovan, S., Yuan, F., Geiser, L., Meixner, T., & B.S. Gimeno. 2008. Empirical and simulated critical loads for nitrogen deposition in California mixed conifer forests. Environmental Pollution 155: 492-511.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., S. Jovan & A. Hardman. 2008. Changes in forage lichen biomass after insect outbreaks and fuel reduction treatments in the Blue Mountains, Oregon. North American Fungi 3(4): 1-15. doi: 10.2509/naf2008.003.004

 Heather Lintz

Heather completed a M.S. in Botany at OSU in 2005, working with Mary Kentula and Mark Wilson. She completed her PhD in 2010. Heather was unusual among my students in not working on lichens; instead, she worked on the basic mathematical properties of species response functions, as applied to tree species distribution in the Pacific coastal states. After her PhD, Heather began a position as Assistant Professor ( Senior Research) in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at OSU. See Heather's website.

IND90000.gif Lintz, H. E., M. Huso, K. C. Stanley & T. Taylor. 2010. Composting One Invasive Species to Control Another. Restoration Ecology 19: 1-4.

IND90000.gif Lintz, H. E., B. McCune, A. N. Gray, K. A. McCulloh. 2011. Quantifying ecological thresholds from response surfaces. Ecological Modelling 222: 427-436. doi:10.1016/j.ecolmodel.2010.10.017

IND90000.gif Lintz, H. E., A. N Gray & B. McCune. 2013. Effect of inventory method on niche models: Random versus systematic error. Ecological Informatics 18:20–34.

 Jade Marks

Jade came to us from a background in geosciences at Indiana University, including work on elemental content of lichens in central Montana and laboratory experience with stable isotopes. Jade's primary interest is in biogeochemistry. She obtained a dual degree in Soil Science and Botany, with Julie Pett-Ridge and Bruce McCune as advisors. (See Julie's lab group) Jade completed studies of phosphorus and trace metal effects on both cyanobacterial and green algal lichens.

IND90000.gif Marks, J. A. 2015. Interactions between Nitrogen, Phosphorus, and Molybdenum in Forest Soils and Cyanobacterial Lichen in the Oregon Coast Range. M. S. Thesis. Oregon State University, Corvallis.

IND90000.gif Marks, J. A., J. C. Pett-Ridge, S. S. Perakis, J. L. Allen, and B. McCune. 2015. Response of the nitrogen-fixing lichen Lobaria pulmonaria to phosphorus, molybdenum, and vanadium. Ecosphere 6:art155. http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/ES15-00140.1

IND90000.gif Marks, J. A., S. S. Perakis, E. K. King and J. C. Pett-Ridge. 2015. Soil organic matter regulates molybdenum storage and mobility in forests. Biogeochemistry 125:167-183.

 Erin Martin

Erin came to Corvallis from Boise State University, where she worked in the lichen herbarium for Roger Rosentreter, in the field with Julie Kaltenecker, and doing her own undergraduate lichen project. She assisted Jenifer Hutchinson in her summer fieldwork in northern Idaho, then became an accomplished TLC artist, working mainly on Hypogymnia with Bruce. Erin completed her PhD in 2005, working on habitat models predicting occurrences of survey-and-manage species on the west slope of the Cascades in Oregon. In 2004 Erin won the A. J. Sharp Award at the American Bryological and Lichenological Society meeting, for best student paper. Since her PhD Erin has taught at Shasta Community College, Pacific University, University of Portland, and University of South Florida. See her website.


IND90000.gif Martin, E., B. McCune, and J. Hutchinson. 2002. Distribution and morphological variation of Leptogium cellulosum and L. teretiusculum in the Pacific Northwest. Bryologist 105:358-362.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., E. P. Martin, and L.-s. Wang. 2003. Five new species of Hypogymnia with rimmed holes from the Chinese Himalayas. Bryologist 106:226-234.

IND90000.gif Martin, E. P. 2005. Lichen response to the environment and forest structure in the western Cascades of Oregon. Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis. 169 pages.

 Peter Neitlich

Peter was not officially my student, but I worked with him during his masters project out of the University of Vermont and the H. J. Andrews Experimental. Forest. Since then he worked with me on studies for the BLM, including the pioneering work on the importance of hardwoods for epiphytes in otherwise monotonous young conifer forests. He has served as "Indicator Lead" for the Forest Health Monitoring (FHM/FIA) program in western U.S. He now works for the National Park Service in Alaska and Washington.

IND90000.gif Neitlich, P. N. 1993. Lichen abundance and biodiversity along a chronosequence from young managed stands to ancient forest. M.S. Thesis, University of Vermont. 90 pages.

IND90000.gif Riley, J., B. McCune, and P. Neitlich. 1995. Range extensions of Usnea sphacelata in Oregon and Washington. Evansia 12:24-26.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C. and P. N. Neitlich. 1996. Emerging themes in epiphyte research in westside forests with special reference to cyanolichens. Northwest Science 70:54-60.

IND90000.gif Neitlich, P. and B. McCune. 1997. Hotspots of Epiphytic Lichen Diversity in Two Young Managed Forests. Conservation Biology 11:172-182.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., J. Dey, J. Peck, D. Cassell, K. Heiman, S. Will-Wolf, and P. Neitlich. 1997. Repeatability of community data: species richness versus gradient scores in large-scale lichen studies. Bryologist 100:40-46.

IND90000.gif Holt, E. A., B. McCune & P. Neitlich. 2006. Defining a successional metric for lichen communities in Arctic tundra. Arctic, Antarctic, and Alpine Research 38:373-377.

IND90000.gif Holt, E. A., B. McCune, and P. Neitlich. 2007. Succession and community gradients of arctic macrolichens and their relation to substrate, topography, and rockiness. Pacific Northwest Fungi 2(2):1-21.

IND90000.gif Holt, E.A., B. McCune and P. Neitlich. 2008. Grazing and fire impacts on macrolichen communities of the Seward Peninsula, Alaska, U.S.A. The Bryologist. 111:68-83.

IND90000.gif Holt, E.A., B. McCune and P. Neitlich. 2008. Spatial scale of GIS-derived categorical variables affects their ability to separate sites by community composition. Applied Vegetation Science 11:xxx-xxx. doi: 10.3170/2008-7-18521

IND90000.gif Holt, E.A., B. McCune and P. Neitlich. 2009. Macrolichen communities in relation to soils and vegetation in Noatak National Preserve, Alaska. Botany 87:241-252.

IND90000.gifMcCune, B., E. Holt, P. Neitlich, T. Ahti and R. Rosentreter. 2009. Macrolichen diversity in Noatak National Preserve, Alaska. manuscript.

IND90000.gif Root, H., B. McCune & P. Neitlich. 2010. Lichen habitat may be enhanced by thinning treatmetns in young Tsuga heterophylla - Pseudotsuga menziesii forests. Bryologist 113:292-307.

 Peter Nelson

Before beginning grad school Peter worked for years with lichens for the Forest Service's Air Resources projects in the Pacific Northwest.Peter has also worked on developing macrolichen identification resources in both English and Spanish or the Valdivian temperate rainforests of Chile. His PhD thesis project delved into the relationship between caribou and vegetation in Denali National Park, Alaska. This work involved remote sensing and habitat modeling to integrate a vegetation sampling program with caribou location data, with particular emphasis on late-season and winter habitat and snow patterns. He has side interests in Parmelina and Erioderma, among other lichens. Peter began work at University of Maine, Fort Kent, in 2014. See Peter's website.

IND90000.gif Nelson, P., J. Walton & C. Roland. 2009. Erioderma pedicellatum (Hue) P.M.Jorg. new to the United States and western North America, discovered in Denali National Park and Preserve and Denali State Park, Alaska. Evansia 26:19-23.

IND90000.gif Nelson, P., J. Walton, H. Root & T. Spribille. 2011. Hypogymnia pulverata (Parmeliaceae) and Collema leptaleum (Collemataceae), two macrolichens new to Alaska. North American Fungi 6(7):1-8.

IND90000.gif Root, H. T. & P. R. Nelson. 2011. Does phylogenetic distance aid in detecting environmental gradients related to species composition? Journal of Vegetation Science (in press) DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01320.x

IND90000.gif Stehn, S. and P. R. Nelson. 2011. Virtual Tour of the Lichens and Mosses of Denali National Park and Preserve. Murie Science and Learning Center. http://www.nps.gov/features/dena/004/lichens-and-mosses/

IND90000.gif Muggia, L., P. Nelson, T. Wheeler, L. S. Yakovchenko, T. Tønsberg, and T. Spribille. 2011. Convergent evolution of a symbiotic duet: The case of the lichen genus Polychidium (Peltigerales, Ascomycota). American Journal of Botany 98: 1647–1656.

IND90000.gif Nelson, P.R., Kepler, R., Walton, J., Nelson, L., Fankhauser, J. & L. S. Wang. 2012. Parmelina yalungana resurrected and reported from Alaska, Russia and China. Bryologist 115:557-565.

IND90000.gif Nelson, P. R. 2013. Lichen communities and caribou habitat in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska, USA. Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University, Corvallis.

IND90000.gif Stehn, S., Nelson, P., Roland, C. & J. Jones. 2013 . Patterns in the occupancy and abundance of the globally rare lichen Erioderma pedicellatum in Denali National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Bryologist 116:2-14.

IND90000.gif Nelson, P. R, C. Roland, M. J. Macander, and B. McCune. 2013. Detecting continuous lichen abundance for mapping winter caribou forage at landscape spatial scales. Remote Sensing of Environment 137:43-54.

IND90000.gif Nelson, P. R. and T. Wheeler. 2013. Cephalodia found on Fuscopannaria viridescens. Lichenologist 45:694-696.

IND90000.gif Nelson, P. R, B. McCune, C. Roland, and S. Stehn, S. 2015. Nonparametric methods reveal nonlinear functional trait variation in lichens along environmental and fire age gradients. Journal of Vegetation Science 26:848-865.

IND90000.gif Nelson, P. R, McCune, B. & D. Swanson. 2015. Lichen traits and species as indicators of vegetation and environment. Bryologist (in press).

 JeriLynn Peck

Jeri worked with me for quite a while on diverse array of projects, including being my right arm during the most intense period of activity on Lichen Communities as an indicator in the Forest Health Monitoring program. She completed a masters in 1996 on harvestable moss in western Oregon. She is the most knowledgeable person on this topic in the Pacific Northwest. She has worked on this from all angles, having worked with harvesters, land management agencies, as well as the academic side of biomass accumulation in epiphytic moss mats. See her web pages on commercial moss harvesting in the Pacific Northwest. Jeri received her PhD from the University of Minnesota and is now at Penn State. She regularly offers short courses on PC-ORD and has published a book on the topic.

IND90000.gif Peck, J. E., W. S. Hong, and B. McCune. 1995. Diversity of epiphytic bryophytes on four host tree species, Thermal Meadow, Hotsprings Island, Queen Charlotte Islands, Canada. Bryologist 98:123-128.

IND90000.gif Peck, J. E. 1995. Autecology of mosses in coniferous forests in the central Washington Cascades of Oregon. Northwest Science 69:184-190.

IND90000.gif Peck, J. E. 1996. Harvestable moss: communities, hosts, and accumulation. M. S. Thesis. Oregon State University, Corvallis. 75 pages.

IND90000.gif Peck, J. E. and B. McCune. 1997. Moss harvest: what's out there and how fast does it grow? Pages 261-266 in Conservation and Management of Native Flora and Fungi. T. N. Kaye et al., editors. Native Plant Society of Oregon, Corvallis.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., J. Dey, J. Peck, D. Cassell, K. Heiman, S. Will-Wolf, P. Neitlich. 1997. Repeatability of community data: species richness versus gradient scores in large-scale lichen studies. Bryologist 100:40-46.

IND90000.gif Peck, J. E. 1997. The association of commercially harvestable bryophytes and their host species in northwestern Oregon. Bryologist 100:383-393.

IND90000.gif Peck, J. E., & B. McCune. 1997. Effects of green tree retention on epiphytic lichen communities: A retrospective approach. Ecological Applications 7:1181-1187.

IND90000.gif Peck, J. E. 1997. Commercial moss harvest in northwestern Oregon: describing the epiphyte communities. Northwest Science 71:186-195.

IND90000.gif Peck, J. E. & B. McCune. 1998. Commercial most harvest in northwestern Oregon: biomass and accumulation of epiphytes. Biological Conservation 86:299-305.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C., B. McCune, J. E. Peck, T. R. Rambo, and A. Ruchty. 2000. Dispersal limitations of epiphytic lichens result in species dependent on old-growth forests. Ecological Applications 10:789-799.

IND90000.gifPeck, J. E., J. Ford, B. McCune and W. Daly. 2000. Tethered transplants for estimating biomass growth rates of the Arctic lichen Masonhalea richardsonii. Bryologist 103:449-454.

IND90000.gifSillett, S. C., B. McCune, J. E. Peck, & T. R. Rambo. 2000. Four years of epiphyte colonization in Douglas-fir forest canopies. Bryologist 103:661-669.

IND90000.gifPeck, J. E. & P. S. Muir. 2001a. Estimating the biomass of harvestable epiphytic moss in central western Oregon. Northwest Science 75:99-106.

IND90000.gifPeck, J. E. & P. S. Muir. 2001b. Harvestable epiphytic bryophytes and their accumulation in central western Oregon. Bryologist 104:181-190.

IND90000.gifPeck, J. E. & J. A. Christy. 2006. The stewardship concept in practice: commercial moss harvest in northwestern Oregon, U.S.A. Forest Ecology and Management 225(1-3):225-233.

IND90000.gifPeck, J. E. 2006. Regrowth dynamics of understory epiphytic bryophytes 10 years after simulated commercial moss harvest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research, in press.

IND90000.gifPeck, J.E. 2006. Towards sustainable commercial moss harvest in the Pacific Northwest of North America. Biological Conservation 28(3):289-297.

IND90000.gifPeck, J. E. & P. S. Muir. 2007. Are they harvesting what we think they’re harvesting? Comparing field data to commercially sold forest moss. Biodiversity and Conservation 16:2031-2043.

IND90000.gifPeck, J.E. & P.S. Muir. 2007. Biomass inventory and regrowth rate of harvestable epiphytic moss in the Oregon Coast Range. Western Journal of Applied Forestry, in press.

IND90000.gifPeck, J.E. & L. E. Frelich. 2008. Moss harvest truncates the successional development of epiphytic bryophytes in the Pacific Northwest. Ecological Applications 18:146-158.

IND90000.gifPeck, J.E. H. M. Hoganson, P. S. Muir, A. R. Ek, & L. E. Frelich. 2008. Constructing sustainable harvest schedules for the nontimber forest product of epiphytic moss. Forest Science 54(2):185-194.

IND90000.gif Studlar, S.M. & J.E. Peck. 2009. Extensive green roofs and mosses: reflections from a pilot study in Terra Alta, West Virginia. Evansia 26(3):52-63.

IND90000.gifPeck, J. E. 2010. Multivariate Analysis for Community Ecologists. Step-by-Step Using PC-ORD. MjM Software Design, Gleneden Beach, Oregon.

IND90000.gifPeck, [Numerous other publications... see Jeri's website.]

 

 Eric B. Peterson

Eric studied lichen distribution and abundance in relationship to forest structure and management, modelling the probability of species occurrences at the landscape level, and ecology and systematics of calicioid fungi and lichens. Eric received the Goward Prize at the Northwest Lichen Guild meeting (1998). Since his PhD, Eric has worked for the Natural Heritage program in Nevada, the California Native Plant Society, and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in Weaverville, California

IND90000.gif McCune, B., K. A. Amsberry, F. J. Camacho, S. Clery, C. Cole, C. Emerson, G. Felder, P. French, D. Greene, R. Harris, M. Hutten, B. Larson, M. Lesko, S. Majors, T. Markwell, G. G. Parker, K. Pendergrass, E. B. Peterson, E. T. Peterson, J. Platt, J. Proctor, T. Rambo, A. Rosso, D. Shaw, R. Turner, and M. Widmer. 1997. Vertical Profile of Epiphytes in a Pacific Northwest Old-growth Forest. Northwest Science 71:145-152.

IND90000.gif Peterson, E. B., D. Greene, B. McCune, E. T. Peterson, M. A. Hutten, P. Weisberg, and R. Rosentreter. 1998. Sulcaria badia, a Rare Lichen in North America. Bryologist 101:112-115.

IND90000.gif Peterson, E. B. 1998. Lichens in the Klamath Region: What do we know and why have we not found endemics? Pages 120-126 in J. K. Beigel, E. S. Jules, and B. Snitkin, editors, Proceedings of the First Conference on Siskiyou Ecology. May 30-June1, 1997, Kerby and Cave Junction, Oregon. Siskiyou Regional Education Project, Cave Junction.

IND90000.gif Peterson, E. B. and J. Rikkinen. 1998. Stenocybe fragmenta, a new species of Mycocaliciaceae with fragmenting spores. Mycologia 90:1087-1090.

IND90000.gif Peterson, E. B., J. Platt, and G. Poinar. 1999. Lichens from Dominican Amber. in press.

IND90000.gif Peterson, E. B. 2000. Analysis and prediction of patterns in lichen communities over the western Oregon landscape. Ph.D. Dissertation. 140 pages.

IND90000.gifPeterson, E. B., & B. McCune. 2001a. Diversity and succession of epiphytic macrolichen communities in low-elevation managed conifer forests in western Oregon. Journal of Vegetation Science 12:511-524.

IND90000.gifPeterson, E. B. & B. McCune 2001b. Environmental relations of calicioid lichens and fungi in a temperate landscape. ms.

IND90000.gifPeterson, E. B., B. McCune, and J. Rikkinen. 2001c. Modeling occurrence over a landscape for multiple, poorly understood species. ms.

IND90000.gifPeterson, E. B. & B. McCune. 2003. The importance of hotspots for lichen diversity in forests of western Oregon. Bryologist 106:246-256.

 Jeanne Ponzetti

Queen of the biotic crusts of eastern Oregon and Washington, Jeanne was unusual in having chosen to work in the steppe. She completed her thesis on the relationships of grazing, climate, and soils on biotic crusts in Oregon. Immediately after her thesis she studied the distribution, abundance, and composition of biotic crusts at Horse Heaven Hills near Kennewick, Washington. Since her time at OSU she has worked as a botanist for the BLM in Eugene, Oregon, and Ellensburg, Washington. She is now a free-lance editor and botanical consultant working from Olympia, Washington.

IND90000.gif Ponzetti, J. M., B. Youtie, D. Salzer, and T. Kimes. 1998. The effects of fir and herbicides on microbiotic crust dynamics in high desert ecosystems. Unpublished report to USGS Biological Resources Division, Corvallis, Oregon. 89 pp.

IND90000.gif Ponzetti, J. M., B. Youtie, and D. Salzer. 1999. Recovery of microbiotic soil crusts after prescribed fire: final report. Unpublished report to USGS Biological Resources Division, Corvallis, Oregon. 46 pp.

IND90000.gif Youtie, B. J. Ponzetti & D. Salzer. 1999. Fire and herbicides for exotic annual grass control: effects on native plants and
microbiotic soil organisms. VIth International Rangeland Congress Proceedings Vol. 2 590-591. Townsville, Queensland, Australia
July 19–23, 1999.

IND90000.gif Ponzetti, J. M. 2000. Biotic soil crusts of Oregon's shrub steppe. M.S. Thesis. 112 pp.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., R. Rosentreter, J. M. Ponzetti, and D. C. Shaw. 2000. Epiphyte habitats in an old conifer forest in western Washington, USA. Bryologist 103:417-427.

IND90000.gif Ponzetti, J. M., B. McCune, and D. Pyke. 2000. Biotic Crusts on a Central Washington Landscape. Final report to the USGS Biological Resources Division, Forest and Rangeland Ecosystem Science Center (FRESC), 48 pages.

IND90000.gif Ponzetti, J. M. and B. McCune. 2001. Biotic soil crusts of Oregon's shrub steppe: community composition in relation to soil chemistry, climate, and livestock activity. Bryologist 104:212-225.

IND90000.gif McCune, B, F. Camacho, and J. Ponzetti. 2002. Three new species of Trapeliopsis on soil in western North America. Bryologist 105:78-85.

IND90000.gif McCune, B. & J. Ponzetti. 2005. Cercidospora soror and Rhizocarpon malenconianum from North America. Evansia 22:6-12.

IND90000.gif Ponzetti, J. M. and B. McCune. 2006. A new species of Bactrospora from northwestern North America. Bryologist 109:85-88.

IND90000.gif Ponzetti, J., B. McCune & D. A. Pyke. 2007. Biotic soil crusts in relation to topography, cheatgrass and fire in the Columbia Basin, Washington. Bryologist 110: 706-722.

 Tom Rambo

Not really my student (he was Pat Muir's), I've worked with Tom a lot so it seems like he's part of this list. Tom's forte is forest floor and epiphytic bryophytes, but he's also good with lichens. He's also a top-notch tree climber (though he points out this is "ascending" not "climbing"). Tom finished his Master's thesis in 1998. Tom completed a PhD at UC Davis in California, where he is currently a post-doctoral researcher.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., K. A. Amsberry, F. J. Camacho, S. Clery, C. Cole, C. Emerson, G. Felder, P. French, D. Greene, R. Harris, M. Hutten, B. Larson, M. Lesko, S. Majors, T. Markwell, G. G. Parker, K. Pendergrass, E. B. Peterson, E. T. Peterson, J. Platt, J. Proctor, T. Rambo, A. Rosso, D. Shaw, R. Turner, and M. Widmer. 1997. Vertical Profile of Epiphytes in a Pacific Northwest Old-growth Forest. Northwest Science 71:145-152.

IND90000.gif Rambo, T. R. & P. S. Muir. 1998. Forest floor bryophytes of Pseudotsuga menziesii - Tsuga heterophylla stands in Oregon: influences of substrate and overstory. Bryologist 101:116-130.

IND90000.gifRambo, T. R. and P. S. Muir. 1998. Bryophyte species associations with coarse woody debris and stand ages in Oregon. Bryologist 101:366-376.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C. and T. R. Rambo. 2000. Vertical distribution of dominant epiphytes in Douglas-fir forests of the central Oregon Cascades. Northwest Science 74:44-49.

IND90000.gif Rosso, A. L., B. McCune, T. R. Rambo. 2000. Ecology and conservation of a rare, old-growth-associated canopy lichen in a silvicultural landscape. Bryologist 103:117-127.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C., B. McCune, J. E. Peck, T. R. Rambo, and A. Ruchty. 2000. Dispersal limitations of epiphytic lichens result in species dependent on old-growth forests. Ecological Applications 10:789-799.

IND90000.gifSillett, S. C., B. McCune, J. E. Peck, & T. R. Rambo. 2000. Four years of epiphyte colonization in Douglas-fir forest canopies. Bryologist 103:661-669.

IND90000.gifRosso, A.L., P.S. Muir, & T.R. Rambo. 2001. Using transplants to measure accumulation rates of epiphytic bryophytes in forests of western Oregon. Bryologist 104:430-439.

IND90000.gifRambo, T.R. 2001. Decaying logs and habitat heterogeneity: implications for bryophyte diversity in western Oregon forests. Northwest Science 75:269-278.

IND90000.gifMuir, P.S., T.R. Rambo, R.W. Kimmerer, & D.B. Keon. 2006. Influence of overstory removal on growth of epiphytic mosses and lichens in western Oregon. Ecological Applications 16:1207-1221.

 

 Heather Root

Heather came to us from SUNY - Syracuse, where she earned a masters studying epiphytes and invertebrates in relation to silviculture in the Adirondack Mountains. Heather obtained an MS in Statistics and a PhD in Botany at OSU. Her projects in Oregon include comparing statistical power of nonparametric methods for testing multivariate differences among groups with community data, evaluating lichen and bryophyte responses to forest thinning (remeasuring and analyzing lichen communities after 13 years of the Density Management Study), a regional study of epiphytic lichens in relation to climate and air quality in southeast Alaska, evaluating relationships between biological soil crust lichens and environment in eastern Oregon, and exploring the fundamental properties of community data. Heather's 2011 paper on soil crusts, with Miller and McCune, won the 2012 Tuckerman Award from the American Bryological and Lichenological Society. Since completing her PhD, Heather has worked for the BLM, the US Forest Service, and Oregon State University. Beginning in 2014 she works in the Botany Department at Weber State University in Utah. See Heather's website.

IND90000.gif Dirig, R. & H. T. Root. 2003. Lichens of the McLean bogs basin near Ithaca, New York. Mycotaxon 87: 329-350.

IND90000.gif Root, H. T., A. Y. Kawahara, & R. A. Norton. 2007. Anachipteria sacculifera n. sp. (Acari: Oribatida: Achipteriidae) from arboreal lichens in New York State. Acarologia. 47:173-181.

IND90000.gif Root, H.T., G. G. McGee, & R. D. Nyland. 2007. Effects of two silvicultural regimes with large tree retention on epiphytic lichen communities in Adirondack northern hardwoods, New York, USA. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 37: 1854-1866.

IND90000.gif Root, H. T., G. G. McGee, & R. A. Norton. 2007. Arboreal Mite Communities on Epiphytic Lichens of the Adirondack Mountains of New York, USA. Northeastern Naturalist 14 (3): 425-438.

IND90000.gif Root, H. T., B. McCune & P. Neitlich. 2010. Lichen habitat may be enhanced by thinning treatments in young Tsuga heterophylla - Pseudotsuga menziesii forests. Bryologist 113:292-307.

IND90000.gif Root, H. T. & B. McCune. 2010. Forest floor lichen and bryophyte communities in thinned young Tsuga-Pseudotsuga forests of Oregon, Bryologist 113:619-630.

IND90000.gif Nelson, P., J. Walton, H. Root & T. Spribille. 2011. Hypogymnia pulverata (Parmeliaceae) and Collema leptaleum (Collemataceae), two macrolichens new to Alaska. North American Fungi 6(7):1-8.

IND90000.gif Root, H. T. & P. R. Nelson. 2011. Does phylogenetic distance aid in detecting environmental gradients related to species composition? Journal of Vegetation Science (in press) DOI: 10.1111/j.1654-1103.2011.01320.x

IND90000.gif McCune, B., C. Schoch, H. T. Root, S. A. Kageyama & J. Miadlikowska. 2011. Geographic, climatic, and chemical differentiation in the Hypogymnia imshaugii species complex (Parmeliaceae). Bryologist 114:526-544. doi:10.1639/0007-2745-114.3.526

IND90000.gif Root, H. T., J. E. D. Miller & B. McCune. 2011. Biotic soil crust lichen diversity and conservation in shrub-steppe habitats of Oregon and Washington. Bryologist 114:796-812.

IND90000.gif Root, H. T. & B. McCune. 2011. Regional patterns of biological soil crust lichen species composition related to vegetation, soils, and climate in Oregon, USA. Journal of Arid Environments 79:93-100.

IND90000.gif Root, H. T. & B. McCune. 2012. Surveying for biotic soil crust lichens of shrub steppe habitats in the Columbia Basin. North American Fungi 7(7): 1-21.

 Abbey Rosso

Abbey finished a Ph.D. project studying epiphytes on shrubs in forests in western Oregon. In addition to collecting lichens, she also collected awards, including the Oregon Sports Scholarship (1996), the Yerex Scholarship (1997), and the Goward Prize at the Northwest Lichen Guild meeting (1997). She was field-certified in macrolichens west of the Cascade Crest by Northwest Lichenologists.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., K. A. Amsberry, F. J. Camacho, S. Clery, C. Cole, C. Emerson, G. Felder, P. French, D. Greene, R. Harris, M. Hutten, B. Larson, M. Lesko, S. Majors, T. Markwell, G. G. Parker, K. Pendergrass, E. B. Peterson, E. T. Peterson, J. Platt, J. Proctor, T. Rambo, A. Rosso, D. Shaw, R. Turner, and M. Widmer. 1997. Vertical Profile of Epiphytes in a Pacific Northwest Old-growth Forest. Northwest Science 71:145-152.

IND90000.gif Rosso, A. L., B. McCune, T. Tonsberg, and C. Printzen. 1999. Lichens of an old-growth forest in a little-explored area of western Oregon, U.S.A. Evansia 16:137-142.

IND90000.gif Rosso, A. L., B. McCune, T. R. Rambo. 2000. Ecology and conservation of a rare, old-growth-associated canopy lichen in a silvicultural landscape. Bryologist 103:117-127.

IND90000.gif Rosso, A. L. 2000. Shrub epiphyte communities in relation to stand management in forests of western Oregon. Ph.D. Dissertation, Oregon State University. 125 pages + xv. Download pdf.

IND90000.gif Rosso, A. L., P. S. Muir, and B. McCune. 2001. Shrub epiphyte communities in relation to overstory thinning in forests of western Oregon. manuscript.

IND90000.gif Rosso, A. L., B. McCune, and P. S. Muir. 2001. Hotspots of shrub epiphyte diversity in conifer forests of western Oregon. manuscript.

IND90000.gif Rosso, A. L., P. S. Muir, and T. R. Rambo. 2001. Using transplants to measure accumulation rates of epiphytic bryophytes in forests of western Oregon. Bryologist 104:430-439.

IND90000.gif Ruchty, A. M., A. L. Rosso, & B. McCune. 2001. Changes in epiphyte communities as the shrub, Acer circinatum, develops and ages. Bryologist 104:274-281.

IND90000.gif Rosso, A. L. & B. McCune. 2003. Exploring the effects of mollusk herbivory on an epiphytic lichen community. Evansia 20:15-21.

 Andrea Ruchty

Andrea studied riparian lichens in the Coast Range of Oregon, finishing her master's thesis in 2000. In particular, how do different canopy types influence epiphytic lichens? She is also worked with Abbey Rosso and Bruce McCune on the dynamics of shrub epiphytes. Like her namesake, the moss Andreaea, she is tenacious in demanding environments. She is field-certified in macrolichens west of the Cascade Crest by Northwest Lichenologists. Andrea currently works for the Gifford-Pinchot Nationial Forest in Washington.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C., B. McCune, J. E. Peck, T. R. Rambo, and A. Ruchty. 1999. Dispersal limitations of epiphytic lichens result in species dependent on old-growth forests. Ecological Applications 10:789-799.

IND90000.gif Ruchty, A. M. 2000. The association of epiphytic macrolichens and bryophytes with riparian stand types along a valley continuum, Oregon Coast Range. MS Thesis, Oregon State University. 109 pages.

IND90000.gifRuchty, A. M., A. L. Rosso, & B. McCune. 2001. Changes in epiphyte communities as the shrub, Acer circinatum, develops and ages. Bryologist 104:274-281.

IND90000.gif Ruchty, A. M. & B. McCune. 2001. The association of epiphytic macrolichens and bryophytes with riparian stand types along a valley continuum, Oregon Coast Range. manuscript.

IND90000.gif Ruchty, A. M. & B. McCune. 2001. Is lichen growth linked to canopy composition? A transplant experiment. manuscript.

IND90000.gif Ruchty, A. M. & B. McCune. 2001. The association of epiphytic macrolichens and bryophytes with riparian stand types along a valley continuum, Oregon Coast Range. manuscript.

 Steve Sillett

The closest we have had to Tarzan, Steve finished his Ph.D. in 1995 and has since been employed on the faculty of Humboldt State University, Arcata, California. Steve is currently the Fisher Chair in Redwood Ecology and Professor in the Department of Forestry and Wildland Resources at Humboldt State University. Please see Steve's website.

.IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C. 1994. Growth rates of two epiphytic cyanolichen species at the edge and in the interior of a 700-year-old Douglas fir forest in the western Cascades of Oregon. Bryologist 97:321-324.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C. 1995. Branch epiphyte assemblages in the forest interior and on clearcut edge of a 700-year old Douglas Fir canopy in western Oregon. Bryologist 98:301-312.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C. 1995. Canopy epiphyte studies in the central Oregon Cascades: implications for the management of Douglas-fir forests. Ph.D. Dissertation.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C. and P. N. Neitlich. 1996. Emerging themes in epiphyte research in westside forests with special reference to cyanolichens. Northwest Science 70:54-60.

IND90000.gif McCune, B., C. C. Derr, P. S. Muir, A. Shirazi, S. C. Sillett, and W. J. Daly. 1996. Lichen pendants for transplant and growth experiments. Lichenologist 28:161-169.

IND90000.gifSillett, S. C. & T. Goward. 1998. Ecology and conservation of Pseudocyphellaria rainierensis, a Pacific Northwest endemic lichen. Pages 377-388 in M. G. Glenn, R. C. Harris, R. Dirig, & M. S. Cole, editors, Lichenographa Thomsoniana: North American lichenology in honor of John W. Thomson. Mycotaxon, Ithaca, New York, USA.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C. & B. McCune. 1998. Survival and growth of cyanolichen transplants in Douglas-fir forest canopies. Bryologist 101:21-31.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C. & M. N. Goslin. 1999. Distribution of epiphytic macrolichens in relation to remnant trees in a multiple-age Douglas-fir forest. Canadian Journal of Forest Research 29:1204-1215.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C. and T. R. Rambo. 2000. Vertical distribution of dominant epiphytes in Douglas-fir forests of the central Oregon Cascades. Northwest Science 74:44-49.

IND90000.gif Sillett, S. C., B. McCune, J. E. Peck, T. R. Rambo, and A. Ruchty. 2000. Dispersal limitations of epiphytic lichens result in species dependent on old-growth forests. Ecological Applications 10:789-799.

IND90000.gifSillett, S. C., B. McCune, J. E. Peck, & T. R. Rambo. 2000. Four years of epiphyte colonization in Douglas-fir forest canopies. Bryologist 103:661-669.

 Kaleigh Spickerman

Kaleigh hails from the wilds of northern Wisconsin. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire, where she distinguished herself by student projects on lichen communities and functional traits of flowering plants. At OSU she working on lichens of Oregon and Katmai National Park in Alaska, with special emphasis on how functional traits and functional groups of lichens differentiate along environmental and disturbance gradients.

IND90000.gif Spickerman, K. 2015. Lichen Functional Trait Variation Along an East-West Climatic Gradient in Oregon and Among Habitats in Katmai National Park, Alaska. MS Thesis, Oregon State University. 109 pages.

 

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