Herbarium of Lichens and Bryophytes

ABLS Lichen Exchange


Steve Leavitt - Curator
Larry St. Clair - Emeritus curator

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The lichen and bryophyte collection, one of the largest in North America, contains more than 105,000 specimens, including more than 100 type collections. Specimens are primarily from the western United States, but some worldwide collections are also represented. Many specimens have been obtained in connection with air-quality biomonitoring surveys in western U.S. wilderness areas and national parks. This collection also includes more than 1,500 archival elemental analysis samples. 


 The Bean Life Science Museum and the Charles Redd Center are co-sponsoring the BioCrust symposium to be held in Moab in September 2016.