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Lichenological Contributions in Honour of David Galloway

Ed.: Ingvar Kärnefelt; Arne Thell

2007. XIII, 603 pages, 225 figures, 18 tables, 14x23cm, 1140 g
Language: English

(Bibliotheca Lichenologica, Band 95)

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Contents

Review: Mycotaxon vol. 107, 2009 top ↑

This magnum opus includes 36 contributions from friends and colleagues of David Galloway, arranged in two parts. Part I is a compilation of seven historical accounts (117 pp altogether) and Part II, the bulk of this publication, includes 29 contributions to Southern Hemisphere and tropical lichenology, all arranged alphabetically by first author’s name and preceded by a preface.

The first paper by Lars Arvidsson is a summary of David’s long lichenological career which took him from his home in New Zealand to the UK in the 1970s, and from here to many other countries both in the North and Southern Hemispheres before going back to New Zealand in the mid-1990s. One of the fruits of this outstanding career is his prolific scientific contribution with over 300 hundred papers written in 40 years of work, which also include a major solo publication, the Flora of New Zealand – lichens, recently much extended and revised and no longer fitting into one volume (see above)! This paper and the editors’ Preface also mention David as a devoted husband and a most generous friend, something that many, including me, can corroborate from our knowledge of him. Of the 18 species named after him, 14 are newly described in the present volume. Arvidsson only includes 16 as he forgot to include Cladonia gallowayi, described from New Zealand in 2003, but listed in the on-line Index fungorum and Recent literature on lichens; and Dactylospora davidii described as new in the present volume (pp 233-234).

The remaining historical contributions are a miscellaneous collection of papers, starting with David Hawksworth’s paper on W. Lauder Lindsay’s contribution to New Zealand’s lichenicolous fungi, Mark Seaward’s paper on Richard Spruce, Kärnefelt & Thell’s accounts of Acharius and the early days of the International Association for Lichenology (IAL), Per Magnus Jørgensen’s on Norwegian lichenology, and Roland Moberg’s insight into Uppsala’s herbarium visitor book. All of these papers have a strong link to David Galloway’s background, interests, and pursuits. In fact, it was thanks to David’s infectious enthusiasm and through his support for the IAL that many of us began to study tropical lichens. And, if I had not read Kärnefelt& Thell’s account, probably I would not have realised that there had been so much going on in the IAL prior to David Galloway’s presidency of the fourth council. Though some things have not changed much from the early days, as far back as 1977, Irwin Brodo (the penultimate President) was already expressing his concern regarding the financial situation of the Association, as the dues did not cover much beyond the cost of printing the newsletter. Also, despite an increased focus on Southern Hemisphere and tropical lichenology, the lichen researchers are still mostly from Northern countries (e.g. of about 56 contributors to this volume, only 12 are from the South).

The second part includes the taxonomic, floristic, and ecological contributions to this festschrift. In time, the contributions of this section might not be comparable in systematic relevance to that of Josef Poelt’s homage of 1984, also referred to as the “900 page lichen bible,” but it will certainly be much cited by researchers of tropical lichens after Galloway’s (1991) edited volume on tropical lichens. The taxonomic and nomenclatural novelties in the text amount to: 45 new genera, species, and infraspecific taxa (all clearly illustrated with photographs and line drawings), and 26 new combinations. Most of the contributions, except for Thell and collaborators on the phylogeny of the Antarctic genus Himantormia, do not include molecular data, but are substantial taxonomic accounts which might include keys; e.g. Frödén and Kärnefelt on the genus Teloschistes in Africa, Hafellner & Mayrhofer’s on lichenicolous fungi of New Zealand (these two the largest contributions to the text with ca 20 pages each), Hertel’s paper on new records of lecideoid lichens from the Southern Hemisphere, Kalb’s new taxonomic and nomenclatural novelties (pp. 297-316), and Kondratyuk and collaborators’ 19 new species of the genus Caloplaca in Australia. Unfortunately the authors of the latter do not provide a key for this highly diverse and difficult genus.

Also in this section there are three lichen community contributions by Lewis-Smith on the small Antarctic island of Signy (pp. 387-403), Wirth et al. on the lichens of the Central Namib Desert (pp. 555-582), and Wolseley et al. on the lichens of Malaysian dipterocarp forests (pp. 583-603), the latter being the continuation of a survey started by David Galloway in his final years of employment at the Natural History Museum. Biogeography, a subject that David Galloway championed for lichens, is included in the contributions by Hafellner & Mayrhofer mentioned earlier (pp. 257-258), in Quillot and collaborators (pp. 479-488) who compare the lichen of Antarctica and Chile, and Randlane & Saag (pp. 489-499) address the distribution patterns of cetrarioid lichens in the Southern Hemisphere.

As a whole the book is well written and illustrated and has few typographical errors, e.g. a missing caption on p. 441 for fig. 3G, and the IAL newsletter acronym changed from ILN to INL on p.87. The photographic reproduction quality has improved from earlier volumes of this series, and it now rivals those of more upmarket scientific publications. I found the price of the paperback also rather competitive and in line with publications of similar scope. This is certainly a nice memento for David, and an important contribution to the subject.

Begoña Aguirre-Hudson, Royal Botanic Gardens Kew/UK

Mycotaxon vol. 107, 2009

Review: International Lichenological Newsletter 40 (1) top ↑

David Galloway, former president of the IAL, became 65 in May 2007. On this occasion 55 colleagues and friends contributed a Festschrift with 36 papers. The editors took the chance to invite papers in two major fields of interest of the jubilee; the history of lichenology and southern hemisphere and tropical lichenology. The historical part of the volume comprises 7 papers on 118 pages including A bibliography of David Galloway (L. Arvidsson). Special contributions are devoted to Eric Acharius (I. Kärnefelt & A. Thell), William Lauder Lindsay (D. L. Hawksworth) and Richard Spruce (M. R. D. Seaward) or to broader topics like the history of lichenology in Norway (P. M. Jørgensen), the early years of the International Association for Lichenology (I. Kärnefelt & A. Thell) and the history of the Uppsala lichen herbarium (R. Moberg: What a visitor’s book reveals). The major part with nearly 500 pages presents a wide range of taxonomic or floristic novelties from the Southern Hemisphere but also 4 papers on lichen ecology. 13 species are named in honour of David Galloway in the present volume. They are listed on page 28 at the end of the bibliography; but unfortunately there is no list of the many other taxonomic novelties and changes introduced in the volume. Three new genera are proposed: Catillochroma Kalb in the Megalariaceae, Davidgallowaya Aptroot in the Parmeliaceae s.l. and Gallaicolichen Sérusiaux & Lücking. Taxonomic changes (mostly new taxa) are presented in the following genera: Anzia, Bacidia, Bilimbia, Caloplaca, Candelaria, Carbonea, Chiodecton, Cladonia, Coccocarpia, Coenogonium, Cryptolechia, Dactylospora, Haematomma, Himantormia, Hypotrachyna, Leptogium, Megalaria, Menegazzia, Parmelia, Parmeliopsis, Parmotrema, Punctelia, Ramalina, Relicina, Rimularia, Roccella, Sphaerellothecium, Teloschistes, Tephromela, Thelotrema and Trapelia. There is also a number of keys included in various papers: cetrarioid lichens in the southern hemisphere (T. Randlane & A. Saag), Coccocarpia in Costa Rica (R. Lücking et al.), Cryptolechia all species (K. Kalb), Ramalina osorioi group in South America (H. Kashiwadani et al.) and Teloschistes in Africa (P. Frödén & I. Kärnefelt). To highlight the variety of topics the 2 most extended papers might be mentioned. In a paper entitled New species of the genus Caloplaca in Australia (S. Ya. Kodratyul et al.) no less than 19 new species are described. Under the title A contribution to the knowledge of lichenicolous fungi and lichens occurring in New Zealand (J. Hafellner & H. Mayrhofer) data on 60 taxa are presented of which 28 represent new country records. Limited space does not allow to mention more single contributions. The editors Ingvar and Arne did an impressive job by organizing and editing such a huge and important volume but nevertheless a few shortcommings must be mentioned: on page 43 and 47 a paragraph of 14 lines is printed twice and on page 43 in the second line the word "clerynen" appears which should be read as "clergymen". Few photograph illustrations are of lower quality because of the use of scanned copies instead of the original photographs (e.g. p. 57).

There is no doubt that the new volume in the Bibliotheca Lichenologica series is a must for all lichenological libraries. It will foster the knowledge of South Hemishere lichens just as the eagerly awaited lichen flora of New Zealand of the jubilee certainly will do and is therefor a perfect gift for David Galloway.

The Editor

International Lichenological Newsletter 40(1)

Review: PERSOONIA vol. 21 (December 2008) top ↑

This volume contains 36 papers by 55 authors in honour of the well-known lichenologist David Galloway. It contains two parts, the first being devoted to the history of Lichenology with a focus on four famous lichenologists, viz. Galloway, Lindsay, Acharius, and Spruce. Part II, forming the main body of this publication, is focussed on the Southern Hemisphere and tropical lichenology with molecular phylogenetic studies, phytogeography, studies of the lichens of remote areas, and a considerable number of new taxa.

PERSOONIA vol. 21 (December 2008)

Contents top ↑

Part I. Contributions to history of lichenology 1
ARVIDSSON, L.: A Bibliography of David Galloway 3
HAWKSWORTH, D.L.: William Lauder Lindsay (1829-1880): notes on
an extraordinary man, and the new lichenicolous fungi he described
from New Zealand 29
JØRGENSEN, P.M.: History of lichenology in Norway up to 1973 41
KÄRNEFELT, I. & THELL, A.: Eric Acharius and his times 63
KÄRNEFELT, I. & THELL, A.: International Association for
Lichenology: the early years 75
MOBERG, R.: What a visitor’s book reveals 101
SEAWARD, M.R.D.: Richard Spruce’s Contribution to lichenology 105
Part II. Contributions to southern hemisphere and tropical
lichenology 119
ADLER, M.T. & CALVELO, S.: Flavoparmelia amplexa and
F. springtonensis (Parmeliaceae) new to the Americas and
additions to the lichen flora of Argentina 121
AHTI, T., ELIX, J.A. & ØVSTEDAL, D.O.: A new Cladonia from the
Falkland Islands (Islas Malvinas) and New Zealand 131
APTROOT, A.: Davidgallowaya cornutispora, an enigmatic lichen
from New Guinea 137
BRODO, I.M.: Notes on the lichen genus Haematomma from Sabah,
Malaysia 147
COPPINS, B.J. & FRIDAY, A.M.: Three new species of Bacidia s. lat.
(Ramalinaceae) from Campbell Island (New Zealand) 155
DIEDERICH, P.: Sphaerellothecium gallowayi sp. nov., a new
lichenicolous ascomycete on Heterodermia from Australia and
Papua New Guinea 165
ELIX, J.A.: New species in the lichen family Parmeliaceae (Ascomycota)
from Australasia 171
FRÖDÉN, P. & KÄRNEFELT, I.: Two new species of Teloschistes J. M.
Norman: T. arabicus and T. inflatus and notes on the Teloschistes
flora of Africa 183
HAFELLNER, J. & MAYRHOFER, H.: A contribution to the knowledge
of lichenicolous fungi and lichens occuring in New Zealand 225
VIII
HERTEL, H.: Notes on and records of Southern Hemisphere lecideoid
lichens 267
KALB, K.: New or otherwise interesting Lichens. III 297
KANTVILAS, G. & ELIX, J.A.: Additions to the lichen family
Agyriaceae Corda from Tasmania 317
KASHIWADANI, H., NASH, T.H. III & MOON, K.-H.: Two new species
of the genus Ramalina (Ascomycotina: Ramalinaceae) from South
America 335
KONDRATYUK, S.Y., KÄRNEFELT, I., ELIX, J.A. & THELL, A.: New
species of the genus Caloplaca in Australia 341
LEWIS SMITH, R.I.: Half a continent in a square kilometre: the
exceptional lichen diversity of a small Antarctic island 387
LINDSTRÖM, M.: New species in the lichen genus Leptogium
(Collemataceae) from tropical South America 405
LÜCKING, R., APTROOT, A., CHAVES, J.L., SIPMAN, H.J.M. &
UMANA, L.: A first assessment of the TICOLICHEN biodiversity
inventory in Costa Rica: the genus Coccocarpia (Peltigerales:
Coccocarpiaceae) 429
MANGOLD, A., ELIX, J.A. & LUMBSCH, T.H.: The norstictic acid
containing Thelotrema species in Australia 459
MESSUTI, M.I., VOBIS, G. & DE LA ROSA, I.N.: First record of the
lichen Metus pileatus in Argentina 471
QUILHOT, W., RUBIO, C. & CUELLAR, M.: Comparative studies
between the lichen flora from Chile and Antarctica 479
RANDLANE, T. & SAAG, A.: Cetrarioid lichens in the southern
hemisphere - an identification key and distribution patterns of the
species 489
SCHULTZ, M.: New records of Porocyphus dimorphus (Lichinaceae),
a poorly known lichen from tropical Africa 501
SÉRUSIAUX, E. & LÜCKING, R.: Gallaicolichen, a new genus of
foliicolous lichen with unique diaspores 509
TEHLER, A.: The Roccella lirellina and R. galapagoensis aggregates,
taxonomy and nomenclature 517
THELL, A., SØCHTING, U., KÄRNEFELT, I., ELIX, J.A. & SANCHO, L.:
Phylogeny of Himantormia - an Antarctic genus in the
Parmeliaceae (lichenized ascomycetes) 531
THOR, G.: The genera Chiodecton, Dichosporidium and Erythrodecton
in Peninsular Malaysia 543
WESTBERG, M. & FRÖDEN, P.: Candelaria fibrosoides - a new species
from Peru 549
WIRTH, V., LORIS, K. & MÜLLER, J.: Lichens in the fog zone of the
Central Namib and their distribution along an ocean-inland transect 555
WOLSELEY, P., ELLIS, L. & CHIMONIDES, J.: Corticolous lichen and
moss communities in lowland dipterocarp forests under differing
management regimes 583