CENTRAL TEXAS LICHEN WORKSHOP

An intensive course teaching skills in collecting and identifying local lichen taxa

 

Welcome to the Central Texas Lichen Workshop.  Below is the program information and details regarding the schedule.  Space is limited, and we are currently enrolling on a first come, first serve basis.  Non-academics are welcome to enroll. 

 

 

PROGRAM: Introduction to lichenology (biology, ecology, and systematics).

       Field work, collecting techniques, and curation.

       Identification of genera and species of Central Texas lichens.

LOCATION: University of Texas at Austin

DATE: 16-19 March 2009

INSTRUCTORS: Dr. Robert Egan (University of Nebraska at Omaha) and

       Taylor Quedensley (University of Texas at Austin)

FEE: $145, $85 for graduate students

REQUIREMENTS*: Basic knowledge of botany, taxonomy and ecology.

       Interests in mycology and/or lichenology and participating in cataloging lichens

       of Central Texas.

INFORMATION AND CONTACT: Taylor Quedensley, quedensley@mail.utexas.edu

       Dr. Robert Egan, regan@mail.unomaha.edu

 

*An interest in learning about lichens is all that is required. 

 

 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Monday (16 March 2009)

Lectures begin in BIO LABS 108 (MAP)

8:00    Introduction to lichens (biology, morphology, anatomy, systematics)

10:30  Break

10:45  Continue with introductory lectures

12:00  Lunch

1:00    Collecting equipment and techniques

1:30    Lichen specimens

3:00    Break

3:15    Lichen chemistry, ascospore sectioning, reproductive structures

5:00    Finish for the day

5:30    Dinner with Taylor and Dr. Egan (optional)

 

Tuesday (17 March 2009)

7:30    Meet at 24th and San Jacinto for field trip (MAP)

8:30    Arrive at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and begin collecting

12:30  Return to UT, lunch

1:30    Identify specimens

3:00    Break

3:15    Identify specimens

4:00    Thin Layer Chromatography Demonstration

5:00    Dinner

6:00    Identify specimens

8:00    End of the evening

 

Wednesday (18 March 2009)

7:00    Meet at 24th and San Jacinto for field trip (MAP)

9:00    Arrive at Double Helix Ranch and begin collecting

1:00    Return to UT, lunch

3:30    Identify specimens

5:00    Dinner

6:00    Identify specimens

8:00    End of the evening

 

Thursday (19 March 2009)

7:30    Meet at 24th and San Jacinto for field trip (MAP)

8:30    Arrive at Balcones Canyonlands National Wildlife Refuge and begin collecting

12:30  Return to UT, lunch

1:30    Identify specimens

3:00    Break

3:15    Identify specimens

4:00    Thin Layer Chromatography Demonstration

5:00    Dinner

6:00    Identify specimens

7:30    Closing remarks

8:00    End of the workshop

 

ITEMS YOU WILL NEED TO BEING TO THE WORKSHOP:

wood chisel

rock chisel

hammer

gloves

pens

hand lens

hand pruners (optional)

pillow case or laundry bag

 

ITEMS PROVIDED BY THE WORKSHOP FOR YOUR USE:

microscopes

#2 paper bags

chemicals and materials required for identification

A limited number of copies of Lichens of North America by Brodo et al. will be available.  You might
consider purchasing a copy for yourself.

 

PLEASE MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO:

UT PLANT RESOURCES CENTER

 

SEND PAYMENT TO:

TAYLOR QUEDENSLEY

PLANT BIOLOGY GRADUATE PROGRAM

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN

1 UNIVERSITY STATION #A6720

AUSTIN, TX 78712