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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Seaside Centipede Lichen (Heterodermia sitchensis) in Canada

Biographical Summary of Report Writer

Since earning a degree in French and Latin from Mount Allison University, New Brunswickin 1978, Trevor Goward (tgoward@interchange,ubc,ca) has dedicated his attention to lichen taxonomy and distributional ecology. Beginning in 1983 he has published dozens of professional papers and written or co-authored three books on the lichens of British Columbia. Currently he consults from the Edgewood Institute, Clearwater, British Columbia, with a special interest in rare lichens as well as in the lichens of oldgrowth rainforests. In 1989, he was appointed curator of lichens at UBC, where most of his 26,000 lichen specimens are on deposit. Since 1995, he has also served as a member of the lichen subcommittee of COSEWIC.

Kenneth Wright (kengwright@telus.net) participated in H. sitchensis field excursions during 2002, 2003, and 2004. In 2004 he located the northernmost colony of H. sitchensis near Kyuquot Village on northern Vancouver Island. When not searching for rare lichens, Ken works as a freelance ornithological consultant and leads educational nature tours in Antarctica. When not travelling abroad, he is based in the interior of British Columbia.