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RETHINKING OLD-GROWTH FORESTS USING LICHENS
AS AN INDICATOR OF CONSERVATION VALUE

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Troy McMullin and Yolanda Wiersma document
lichens in a forested area of Kejimkujik National
Park in Nova Scotia.
PHOTO: DONNA CROSSLAND

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Two Canadian biologists are
proposing a better way to assess
the conservation value of oldgrowth forests in North America -
using lichens, sensitive bioindicators
of environmental change.
Dr. Troy McMullin, lichenologist
at the Canadian Museum of
Nature, and Dr. Yolanda Wiersma,
landscape ecologist at Memorial
University of Newfoundland,
propose their lichen-focused system

in a paper published March 5, 2019
in the Ecological Society of America
journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the
Environment.
"We are presenting a paradigm
shift for the way we assess forests
and manage them," said McMullin.
"How do we select the forests with
highest conservation value? How
do we decide what to protect and
what to cut? Lichens are part of
the answer."


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Woodland - Spring 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Woodland - Spring 2019

Overstory
Forest Interactions Seedlings
Forests and Families
Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
Tools and Resources
Growing Forest Conservation, Together: The 2019 National Leadership Conference
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Intro
Woodland - Spring 2019 - cover1
Woodland - Spring 2019 - cover2
Woodland - Spring 2019 - 3
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Overstory
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forest Interactions Seedlings
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Forests and Families
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - 17
Woodland - Spring 2019 - Brittany Vanderwall: Saying Yes to Opportunity
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - ‘chipping In’ to Reduce Wildfire Risk in California
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Strength in Numbers: Tree Farmers and Advocacy Leaders Rally to Recover Post-Disaster
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Tools and Resources
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Woodland - Spring 2019 - Growing Forest Conservation, Together: The 2019 National Leadership Conference
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