Join renowned lichenologist/botanist/ecologist Doug Ladd for this three-day intensive workshop on lichen biology, identification, and ecology. The focus of the workshop will be developing an understanding of lichenology and familiarity with the rich lichen biota of the Ozarks. Each day will involve a combination of field and lab sessions, and participants will gain hands-on experience in all aspects of field lichenology and identification, as well as a comprehensive overview of lichen conservation. Participants should bring a good hand lens and knife for field collecting. Use of both compound and stereomicroscopes is required; these will be provided for participants who do not bring one (although you may have to share). All reagents and field and lab supplies will be provided. No previous lichen training or experience is needed, although basic biology/ecology and field experience is helpful.