Irwin M. Brodo Botanist

Dr. Irwin M. Brodo (born 1935) is an emeritus scientist at the Canadian Museum of Nature, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. He is a world authority on the identification and biology of lichens. Irwin Brodo was honored in 1994 with an Acharius Medal presented to him by the International Association for Lichenology. Dr. Brodo's list of publications includes 75 research papers, 8 popular articles, 22 reviews and 6 editorials and obituaries. One of Irwin Brodo's great achievements was the publication of the 795 page book, "Lichens of North America" which is filled with high quality photographs of lichens taken by Sylvia and Stephen Sharnoff. It won the 2002 National Outdoor Book Award (Nature Guidebook).

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Written work

1.Guide to the literature for the identification of North American lichens

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1985. at Ottawa

2.Lichens of North America

Coffee table book
Editions Subjects Co-authors
2001. by Yale University Press at New Haven
Sylvia Duran Sharnoff
Stephen Sharnoff


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