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No. 274 October 6, 2001
aceska at victoria.tc.ca Victoria, B.C.
Dr. A. Ceska, P.O.Box 8546, Victoria, B.C. Canada V8W 3S2
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
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
During his long career Bryce has received many academic awards
In 1974 he received a U.K. Science Council Senior Visiting
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-
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
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
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
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:
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
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_;
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_;
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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