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Habitat Associations of Epiphytic Lichens in Managed and Unmanaged Forest Stands in Nova Scotia
Robert Paul Cameron, Northeastern Naturalist, Vol. 9, No. 1, (2002), pp. 27-46
McMullin, R. T., P. N. Duinker, R. P. Cameron, D. H. S. Richardson and I. M. Brodo, 2008: Lichens of coniferous old-growth forests of southwest Nova Scotia, Canada: diversity and present status. – Bryologist 111, 4: 620-637.
Cameron, R. P., S. Bondrup-Nielsen, 2012: Coral lichen (Sphaerophorus globosus (Huds.) Vain) as an indicator of coniferous old-growth forest in Nova Scotia. – Northeastern Naturalist 19, 4: 535-540
Cameron, R. P./ T. Neily/ H. Clapp 2013: Forest harvesting impacts on mortality of an endangered lichen at the landscape and stand scales. – Canadian Journal of Forest Research 43: 507-511.
Cameron, R., I. Goudie & D. Richardson, 2013: Habitat loss exceeds habitat regeneration for an IUCN flagship lichen epiphyte: Erioderma pedicellatum. – Canadian Journal of Forest Research 4311): 1075-1080.
Cameron, R., 2009: Are non-native gastropods a threat to endangered lichens?. – Canadian Field-Naturalist 123, 2: 169-171.
Lichen Conservation in Heavily Managed BorealForests McMullin et al (2013) Conservation Biology Volume 27, No. 5, 1020–1030
Lichens are an important component of the boreal forest, where they are long lived, tend to accumulate in older stands, and are a major food source for the threatened woodland caribou (Rangifer tarandus caribou). To be fully sustainable, silvicultural practices in the boreal forest must include the conservation of ecological integrity. Dominant forest management practices, however, have short-term negative effects on lichen diversity, particularly the application of herbicides…Our results show that common silvicultural practices do not emulate natural disturbances caused by wildfires in the boreal forest for the lichen community. We suggest a reduction in the amount of chemical application be considered in areas where lichen biomass is likely to be high and where the recovery of woodland caribou is an objective.