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Identification of Bryophytes, Highlands Biological Station
Monday, May 18, 2020, 8:00 AM to Friday, May 22, 2020, 5:00 PM EDT
Category: Course

Course Description:
Dr. Paul Davison, University of North Alabama & Ms. Becky Smucker, Asheville, NCThe Highlands area harbors an incredible diversity and abundance of bryophytes and is the perfect setting for this course that will focus on the identification of mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. Considerable time will be devoted to microscopic study and the techniques needed to successfully demonstrate character states. Taxonomic keys to local genera will be provided. Habitat requirements and local diversity will be explored during daily field trips. Lectures will explain morphological features used in identification. In addition to morphology and ecology of bryophytes in general, participants will be introduced to regional species of conservation concern. Participants will build a personal herbarium of reference specimens. This course is suitable for naturalists, professionals, and advanced undergraduate/graduate students with a strong interest in practical taxonomy that relies on microscopic characters.

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