Keys to Lichens of North America

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Revised and Expanded

Irwin M. Brodo; Photographs by Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen Sharnoff; Drawings by Susan Laurie-Bourque

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Created in response to requests from longtime users, this addition to the acclaimed reference to North American lichens compiles updated and expanded keys for the identification of these fascinating organisms. An ideal laboratory resource, it covers over 2,000 species of lichens indigenous to the continent. There is no comparable volume available for classroom, workshop, or private use. A glossary is illustrated with photographs by Sylvia Duran Sharnoff and Stephen Sharnoff and drawings by Susan Laurie-Bourque, all from the original book. The revised keys are an indispensable identification tool for botanists, students, scientists, and enthusiasts alike.

Considered a world authority on lichens and their biology, Irwin M. Brodo is emeritus research scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, Ontario.

“This updated and much expanded identification guide accomplishes a feat no one else has dared attempt. It is extremely useful for non-professionals and professionals alike.”—Richard Harris, New York Botanical Garden

“Brodo is responsible for the renewal of North American lichenology. In this new volume, he updates the keys to North American lichens to accommodate rapid changes in lichen systematics and taxonomy in the beginning of the 21st century.  Using these new keys with Lichens of North America, individuals, study groups and classes can identify many species in any region of North America.”—Kerry Knudsen, University of California, Riverside

Keys to Lichens of North America: Revised and Expanded is meant to provide the user experience that many readers of the earlier volume yearned for . . . and it delivers.”—James C. Lendemer, BioOne

“The Keys may not have the beauty of its predecessor, but the elegance of the couplets, the additional species covered, and the modest price means this book is a well-built workhorse, one that you won’t mind spattering with a bit of personal data, or marking up in the margins.”—Diane L. Haughland, Canadian Field-Naturalist

“This volume is a fantastic addition to the masterwork of lichens that is Lichens of North America.”—Kenneth Setzer, Plant Science Bulletin

“Together, [Lichens of North America] and the Keys stand as the only generally accessible resources for lichen identification covering the whole of North America.”—Caleb A. Morse, Prairie Naturalist
ISBN: 9780300195736
Publication Date: January 12, 2016
424 pages, 8.5 x 11
13 color + 33 b/w illus.
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