Data Management

Collect specimens in coin envelopes (or other small paper containers), labelled with the site name, collector's initials and a collection number (e.g., Central Park XYZ10). Enter the specimen number on that site's data sheet as well. Note that the site name combined with initials and numbering provides a unique identifier for each collection, linking it to its source site. Species identities usually need to be verified in the lab (see Recognizing Target Species). Verified target species will be filed in standard lichen packets with labels using standard herbarium practices. (If you are unfamiliar with this, contact a lichenologist). Archive the specimens in the Oregon State University Herbarium (OSC) or another institutional location.

Raw data tables, analyses, and final written products will be stored on disc and on rag paper filed in the McCune lab. Contributors can store and analyze their own data or contribute it to the the central pool of data on these species. If you wish to do the latter, send copies of your completed data sheets to:

Bruce McCune
Associate Professor
Oregon State University
Department of Botany & Plant Pathology
Cordley Hall 2082
Corvallis, OR 97331-2902 U.S.A.

OFFICE PHONE: 541-737-1741
FAX: 541-737-3573

Results will be posted on an Oregon State University web site:

Participants are invited to collaborate on publishing the results.