Responsible for the project:
In the lab:
– Bernard Ball. Lab technician. Department of Biology, Duke University.
– Laryssa Baldridge PhD student at the Department of Biology, Duke University.
– Isabel Bukovnik. High-School student. Participant of the Precollege Program component of the Howard Hughes Undergraduate Biological Sciences Grant.
– Angela Holguín. Masters student from Universidad de los Andes (Bogota).
– Tami McDonald. PhD student at the Department of Biology, Duke University.
– Martín Miguel Ramírez Mejía. Undergrad student from Universidad de los Andes (Bogota).
– Samantha Fernández. Postdoctoral researcher, University of Barcelona, Spain.
– Stephanie Villagra. Undergraduate student at Duke University.
Outside the lab:
– Ulrik Søchting. University of Conpehagen, Denmark. Co-organizer of the Teloschistales workshop.
Ulrik hosted a visit by Ester Gaya at the University of Copenhagen, and is convener with her in the focus session Evolution and Systematics in the Teloschistales at IAL7 (Thailand, 9-13 January 2012).
– Ulf Arup. Botanical Museum, Lund University (Sweden). Ulf is also co-organizer of the Teloschistales workshop, and collaborates with material and identifications.
– Reinaldo Vargas. Universidad de Santiago and Universidad de Concepción (Chile). Reinaldo collaborated with the local organization of Chile’s fieldtrip and collection of specimens. Currently, Reinaldo is collaborating with Caloplaca identifications and the future publication of new species from Chile.
– Soili Stenroos and Filip Högnabba. Finnish Museum of Natural History, University of Helsinki (Finland). Soili and Filip collaborated with new sequences of Teloschistales.
– Ricardo Miranda. UNAM (Mexico). Ricardo participated in the fieldtrip to Mexico.
– Eimy Rivas-Plata. FMNH (USA). Eimy collaborated with the local organization of the fieldtrip to Peru
– Daniel Ramos. Universidad Nacional de San Agustín Arequipa (Peru). Daniel participated in the fieldtrip to Peru.
– Kerry Knudsen. UC Riverside (USA). Kerry participated in the fieldtrip to California.
– Robert Lücking. FMNH (USA). Robert collaborates with identifications and Teloschistales specimens.
…and a long list of scientists that are constantly providing help, material and expert advice!
– María de los Ángeles Herrera. UNAM (Mexico).
– Harry Sipman. Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem (Germany).
– Pieter van den Boom. Son, (The Netherlands).
– Jan Vondrak and Jaroslav Soun. Institut of Botany, Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic).
– Peter Crittenden. University of Nottingham (UK).
– Daniel Stanton. Princeton University (USA).
– Bruce McCune. Oregon State University (USA)
– Patrik Fröden. Botanical Museum, Lund University (Sweden).
– Samantha Fernández and Xavier Llimona. University of Barcelona (Spain).
– David Hillis. UT Austin (USA).
– Karina Wilk. Polish Academy of Sciences (Poland).