Cryptogams of Northwestern Missouri
Cryptogams (bryophytes and lichen-forming fungi) are diverse organisms that occupy most terrestrial ecosystems on the planet. Basic knowledge of species distributions is lacking in many regions and this project aims to inventory the cryptogams of Northwestern Missouri.
Monitoring Biodiversity and Habitat Management in Missouri Ozark Glade Ecosystems
Glade ecosystems in Missouri occur in the Ozarks on various geological substrates and are inhabited by diverse floral and faunal communities. These ecosystems are under severe negative pressures including fire suppression, invasive species, and human disturbances (e.g. ATV use). The diversity of reptiles, including birds, amphibians, and vascular plants are being used to asses the impacts of management and the aforementioned negative pressures on glade habitats.
Additional Current Research Projects
Lichens of Mason County
Bryophytes and Lichens of Three East-Central Texas State Parks
Plant Discovery in the Southern Philippines
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