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Welcome to the Landscape Ecology and Spatial Analysis (LESA) lab, directed by Dr. Yolanda Wiersma. Please use the links above to navigate my site. Here’s the LESA Lab News for this month.

June 2020

I facilitated a few online discussion in April about online teaching, which we have collectively developed into an online blog post. You can read it here.

Despite that we are all working from home during the global COVID-19 pandemic, things are still happening at the LESA Lab.

First, I have to catch up on reporting of a lab member’s recent achievement that I forgot to post in the last few months. Bella recently was awarded the Canadian Institute of Geomatics -NL chapter Student Scholarship. Because of COVID we don’t have a photo of her receiving her certificate (and cheque!). Congratulations Bella!

Second, I mentioned in the May monthly news that lab alumna Tegan had a paper out based on work she did at Terra Nova National Park following completion of her MSc. I neglected to include the citation, so here it is.

Pagett T, A Aresenault, RT McMullin. 2020. Chaenotheca brachypoda and Sclerophora peronella, Two calicioid lichens new to Newfoundland and Labrador from Terra Nova National Park. Evansia, 37(2):61-70 https://doi.org/10.1639/0747-9859-37.2.61

Now on to June updates:

In provincial conservation, some exciting news: the Natural Areas System Plan is finally out. Residents of the province are welcome to comment on the plan. Read more here.

Patrick has a second chapter from his thesis accepted for publication! Congratulations!

Lauriault P, YF Wiersma. In press. Identifying critical habitat for boreal felt lichen (Erioderma pedicellatum) in Newfoundland, Canada. The Bryologist.

Bella has submitted her first chapter for peer-review – an important milestone! Way to go!

And congrats to lab alumna Tegan, who landed a job in BC to develop a Land Stewardship Guardian program with the Stswecem’c-Xgat’tem First Nation!

**LESA Lab News Archives here

****To see stories from the LESA Lab in the Media click here

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