Rare Vascular Plants of Alberta

University of Alberta, 2001 - 484 páginas
This exhaustively researched project brings together for the first time a complete listing of Alberta's rare vascular plants with detailed plant descriptions, habitat information and notes of special interest. Accompanied by numerous colour photographs, B&W illustrations and frequency maps, this text is essential for naturalists, botanists, students, and others interested in the flora of Alberta.

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The Alberta Native Plant Council strives to promote knowledge of Alberta's native plants, conserve Alberta's native plant species and their habitats, and preserve plant species and habitat for the enjoyment of present and future generations. Linda's interest in rare species began in 1976 with her MSc thesis on rare and endangered Canadian plants. Over the past 25 years, her work has focussed on biophysical inventories in the Yukon, NWT and Alberta. She has authored and contributed to many field guides and papers. Linda now works as a writer and editor when not pursuing her two favorite pastimes: photography and illustration. Joyce Gould is currently employed as a biologist with Alberta Environment where she works on protected areas issues and as the botanist with the Alberta Natural Heritage Information Centre (ANHIC). She has conducted plant surveys in Alberta, Ontario, Yukon and Nunavit. Joyce has a BSc in Botany from the University of Alberta and her MSc from the University of Toronto. Derek is a lifetime resident of Alberta. He received his MSc in botany from the University of Calgary. He is currently employed by the Canadian Forest Service in Edmonton where he is a plant taxonomist and ecologist and curates the herbarium at the Northern Forestry Centre. His work has taken him to the arctic, as well as many years studying peatlands in the boreal forest of the prairie provinces. An independent consulting botanist, Jane holds a Bsc in plant biology from the University of Calgary. She lives with her husband and family near Cochrane, Alberta.

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