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The mission of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), as a society, is to strengthen bryology by encouraging interactions among all persons interested in byophytes.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Future Arctic - A global initiative on bryophyte and lichen Arctic research: from species to ecosystems

Over fifty participants  from 10 countries have just attended a workshop on Arctic cryptogams at la Forêt Montmorency, Québec, Canada,  #futurearctic2017. The workshop entitled Future Arctic included sections on floristics, biodiversity, ecology, population genetics, barcoding and microbiomes of bryophytes and lichens.

First row (left to right): Jean Gagnon (Ministère des Forêts, de la Faune et des Parcs, Canada), Troy Mcmullin ( Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada), Cassandra Robillard (Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada), Juan Carlos Villarreal (Université Laval, Canada), Line Rochefort (Université Laval, Canada), Sarah-Kim Lavoie (Université Laval, Canada), Sean Robinson (SUNY-Oneonta, Oneonta, USA), Hannah Holland-Moritz (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA), Lily R. Lewis (University of Florida, USA,), Mélina Guêné-Nanchen (Université Laval, Canada). 

Photo by P.A. Picard

Standing second row (left to right): Apolline Benoist (University of Sherbrooke, Canada), Marion Barbé (Institut de recherche sur les forêts, UQAT, Canada), Camille Lavoie (Université Laval, Canada), Catherine Chagnon (Université Laval, Canada), Catherine LaFarge-England (University of Alberta,Canada), Nicole Fenton (Institut de recherche sur les forêts, UQAT, Canada), Roman Darnajoux (Université de Sherbrooke,Canada), Jane Pettit (University of Maine at Fort Kent, Fort Kent, Maine, USA), Maria Kuzmina (Center for Biodiversity Genomics, U. of Guelph, Canada), Kristine Bogomazova (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK)Isuru Kariyawasam (Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, UK), Bonnie Corey (University of Maine at Presque Isle, USA), Judith Roe (University of Maine at Presque Isle, USA), Kellina Higgins (Société québecoise de la bryologie, Canada), Eeva-Stiina Tuittila (University of Eastern Finland, Finland), Britney Miller (University of Alberta, Canada), Dominique Gravel (Québec Center for Biodiversity, Canada), Bernard Goffinet (University of Connecticut, USA).

Standing third row (left to right): Jean-Philllipe Bellenger (University of Sherbrooke, Canada), Alice Ledent (University of Liège, Belgium), Kristian Hassel (NTNU University Museum, Norway), Marie Renaudin (University of Sherbrooke, Canada), Pauline, LeMonier (University of Sherbrooke, Canada), Nicolas Magain (Duke University, USA), Raphaël Bouchard (Université Laval, Canada), Claude Roy (Université Laval, Canada), Satoshi Imura (National Institute of Polar Research, Japan), Jennifer Doubt (Canadian Museum of Nature, Canada), Michael Stech (Naturalis Biodiversity Center, Netherlands), Julia Bechteler ( Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Germany), Guillaume Bay (University of Sherbrooke, Canada), Jean Faubert (société québecoise de la bryologie, Canada), Julia Stuart (Northern Arizona University, USA), Mélanie Jean (University of Saskatchewan, Canada), François Lutzoni (Duke University, USA), Dietmar Quandt (Nees Institut für Biodiversität der Pflanzen, Universität Bonn, Germany), Tomy Prestø (NTNU University Museum, Norway).

Not shown are: Esther Levesque (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada), Michael Ignatov (Moscow State University, Russia), Pierre-Alain Picard (Université Laval, Canada), Sébastian Meilleur (Université Laval, Canada), Gilles Gaotier ((Université Laval, Canada) 
 and Vladimir Fedosov (Lomonosov Moscow State University, Russia).

Design and photography by L. Leport

Thanks to Laval University,  the Department of Biology, Department of  Phytology and the Faculty of Forestry (Laval University); the Louis-Marie Herbarium (Laval University), Center for Northern Studies (CEN), the Sentinel North and the Peatland Ecology Research Group (PERG) for funding. 

Best wishes, 
Juan Carlos, Line Rochefort, Claire Boismenu and Mélina Guêné-Nanchen

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