Columbian carpet moss (Bryoerythrophyllum columbianum) COSEWIC assessment and status report: chapter 15

Acknowledgements, Literature Cited, and Biographical Summary of the Report Writer


W. B. Schofield and Wynne Miles made helpful comments on the manuscript. Richard Zander provided useful taxonomic and geographical information. Fred Knezevich provided field assistance.

Funding for the preparation of this status report was provided by the Canadian Wildlife Service, Environment Canada.

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Biographical Summary of the Report Writer

Dr. Terry McIntosh completed his Ph.D. in 1985 following a study of dry grassland and shrub-steppe bryophytes in the interior portions of British Columbia. Since then, he has been active collecting bryophytes from many parts of the province and in dryland areas of adjacent Washington State. He has been a primary identifier of bryophyte collections from various government and private surveys in the province. He has recently completed sixteen rare species accounts on bryophytes for the Wildlife Branch of the Province of British Columbia and two COSEWIC Status Reports on mosses.


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