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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Scouler’s Corydalis in Canada

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Biographical Summary of Report Writers

George W. Douglas (deceased) had an M.Sci. (Forestry) from the University of Washington and a Ph.D (Botany) from the University of Alberta, Edmonton. George worked with rare plants for over 25 years. He was senior author of The Rare Plants of the Yukon (1981), The Rare Plants of British Columbia (1985) and Rare Native Plants of British Columbia (1998, 2002). He was also the senior editor for the Illustrated Flora of British Columbia (1998-2002) and was the program botanist for the British Columbia Conservation Data Centre from 1991 until 2003. George wrote or co-wrote 33 COSEWIC status reports and three update status reports during this period.

Shyanne J. Smith has a B.Sc. (Geography) from the University of Victoria. She has conducted botanical inventory, research, and mapping projects in British Columbia since 2001. Shyanne co-authored the National Recovery Plan for Southern Maidenhair Fern (2003), and the draft National Multi-species Recovery Strategy for Species at Risk in Garry Oak Woodlands (2005). She has also co-authored a number of COSEWIC status reports.

Brenda Costanzo, Jeff Hoyt and David F. Fraser are biologists with the BC Ministry of Environment. Brenda is the chair of the Scouler’s Corydalis Recovery Team and has authored/co-authored several COSEWIC status reports.


Collections Examined

Collections were examined at the University of British Columbia, Royal British Columbia Museum, National Museum (Ottawa) and Department of Agriculture (Ottawa).

 

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