Past Events & Meetings

What have MFNC members done in the past? Find out here in our archive of past field trips and meetings through to the beginning of 2014!

Event Information:

  • Tue
    05
    Sep
    2017
    The Secret Life of Lichens
    7:30 pmArnprior Curling Club, 15 Galvin Street, Arnprior, ON

    Our Presenter:

    Troy McMullinDr. Troy McMullin is a research scientist specializing in lichenology at the Canadian Museum of Nature. He focuses on the application of lichen taxonomy and systematics to a broad range of research areas. Troy received bachelor degrees in biology at Trent University, has a Bachelor of Education degree in biology and outdoor education from Queen’s University, and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Guelph. Troy has published extensively in academic journals and public media.

    The Presentation:

    Join Troy to explore the often overlooked, but beautiful and fascinating world of lichens. Learn about their roles in different ecosystems and how they are used in medicine, science, and space.  He will also cover rare lichens occurring in south-eastern Ontario, including the only species in the region that is federally (COSEWIC – Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada) listed as endangered, Pale-Bellied Frost Lichen (Physconia subpallida), which is known from the Arnprior area. You will gain a new appreciation for the small things in life!

    Biography:

    Dr. Troy McMullin is a research scientist specializing in lichenology at the Canadian Museum of Nature. He focuses on the application of lichen taxonomy and systematics to a broad range of research areas, including: biomonitoring, conservation, DNA barcoding, ethnobotany, restoration, sustainable forest management, woodland caribou habitat management, and more.

    Troy received bachelor degrees in biology at Trent University, has a Bachelor of Education degree in biology and outdoor education from Queen’s University, and a Ph.D. in botany from the University of Guelph.

    Troy has published extensively in academic journals and public media. His latest co-authored book was recently released by the New York Botanical Garden Press, Common Lichens of Northeastern North America: A Field Guide.