Michele Piercey-Normore
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You can find more information at my personal website .

Research Interests

Biodiversity, Ecology and Environment, Systematics and evolution in the algal and fungal partners of lichen associations, fungal selection of lichen algae, natural products of lichen fungi, gene flow among populations of symbionts, mating systems of lichen fungi, and conservation genetics

Recent Publications

  • Athukarola, Sarangi N.P., Erwin Huebner, Michele D. Piercey-Normore. (2014). Identification and comparison of the three early stages of resynthesis for the lichen, Cladonia rangiferina. Canadian Journal of Microbiology. 60, 41-52.

Research and students

Congratulations to Sarangi and Chris on passing their PhD defences.

Upcoming Seminars

General seminar: Wesley Ogloff, MSc defense: “Climate change-related shifts in species interactions and diet in an Arctic marine ecosystem” — Tuesday, July 31 at 9 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Elise Couillard, MSc Defense: “Black-tailed prairie dog (Cynomys ludovicianus) awareness of neighbours' vigilance is spatially explicit” — Wednesday, August 1 at 8:45 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Muriel Magnaye, MSc Defense: “Growth and post-spawning survival in capelin (Mallotus villosus) on the northeast coast of Newfoundland” — Wednesday, August 15 at 11 a.m., 304 Biological Sciences.

General seminar: Gabrielle Grenier, MSc Defense: “Seasonal patterns of growth in Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus L.); differences between morphs of Cumberland Sound populations” — Thursday, August 23 at noon, 304 Biological Sciences.