2014 UNBC Botany Research

The extensive 2014 summer research program was kindly sponsored by Pacific Northwest LNG. Thanks to their efforts, renowned University of Northern BC professor, Dr. Darwyn Coxson was able to constructively expand on the previous three years of study.

Using the Cassiar Cannery as a field station, Dr. Coxson, along with three research assistants, intensively studied 30 field plots along Inverness Passage assessing the various species, biomass and to classify the soil types along some of the transects. Plants were collected, photographed, dried and individually mounted to create a wonderful herbarium collection at the Cassiar Cannery along with a second set at the University of Northern British Columbia.

For more information or if you are interested in sponsoring future research activities, please contact us or Dr. Coxson at http://web.unbc.ca/~wetbelt/biography-coxson.htm

Below is a report highlighting the terrific activities during the summer of 2014. Click on the link to get to a pdf file.

Cassiar Cannery – 2014 UNBC Botany Research Project