Lichens Illustrated

Wednesday 18th of November 2009, 05:20 PM (13 years ago)

Contact: David Orlovich |

A talk by Dr Allison Knight. Lichens grow all around us and play a significant role in the biodiversity and ecology of almost every terrestrial ecosystem. More than 1700 taxa of lichens and lichenicolous fungi are recorded in the magnificent 2007 New Zealand Lichen Flora. Yet most biodiversity recorders still walk right past them. This talk will illustrate the extraordinary diversity of the main morphological groups of lichens. These groups are crucial for understanding the initial keys in the Lichen Flora and form the basis for an illustrated Introductory Field Guide to Lichens. At the Zoology Benham Building, 346 Great King Street, behind the Zoology car park by the Captain Cook Hotel. Use the main entrance of the Benham Building to get in and go to the Benham Seminar Room, Rm. 215, 2nd floor. Please be prompt as we have to hold the door open.