The Biodiversity Galiano Research Community

Our multidisciplinary research community includes local citizen scientists and regional experts, conservationists, educators, artists and computer programmers—among many others actively engaged in the study and conservation of biodiversity. The project has also benefited from several organizations and businesses who have supported our initiatives.

Citizen Scientists

The Biodiversity Galiano project is grounded in the thousands of observations added to the iNaturalist project by local observers. Community members have also contributed by participating in numerous activities organized since the project’s inception. Among the many people who have contributed their knowledge and observations to the project, we’d like to acknowledge:

Christian Adler

Dave and Virginia Ages

Ed Andrusiak

Dana Ayotte

Graham Barber

Katia Bee

Randy Bishop

Jenny Breukelman

Avi Bryant

Rob Brummitt

Kathleen Buckley

Cody Clayton

Dave “Zeus” Cochrane

Alison Colwell

“Galiano Twins” Laura and Malcolm Colwell

David Cunnington

Colleen Doty

Tyson Ehlers

Kate Emmings

Felix Erhard

Pamela deMark

Dora Fitzgerald

Diana Fraser

Tyrel Froese

Laura Gerlach

Mary and Rob Greenwood

Ian Guthrie

Frances Hart d’Emilio

Sarah Hart Lum

Bram Hartman

Christopher Heffley

Michael Hoebel

Quirin Hohendorf

Judith Holm

Adam Huggins

Mark Joseph

Bowie and Anna Keefer

Michael Keefer

Christopher King

Daniel and Lisa Kirkpatrick

Kris Krüg

Jemma Lee

Rolando Lampitoc

Andrew Loveridge

Peter Luckham

John Magner

Lauren Magner

Ayla Malcolm

Joe Malo

Wolfgang Matthes

Libby McClelland

John McFetrick

Deborah McKechnie

Nancy McPhee

Chessi Miltner

Marty Moser

Tiffany Moser

Anju Prasad

Henny Schnare

Kristian Sigvardsen

Bridget Spencer

B.J. Stacey

Laureen Stefanyk

Marlin Stewart

Karen Steve Smith

Karen Stierhoff

Shera Street

Kat Suarez

Willem Terpenning

Kevin Toomer

Eric Touchburn

Sarah Tweedale

Karolle Wall

Mark Weber

Frieda Weinert

Anthony Wood

Kieran Wood

Keith Valentine

Patrick Van Holderbeke

Rene Zich


Contributing Experts

Experts have supported the Biodiversity Galiano project by contributing historical data, participating in bioblitzes, identifying difficult species and guiding our community in the investigation of interesting reports. Among the many experts who have contributed to the success of our project, our community wishes to acknowledge:

Libby Avis, naturalist

Rick Avis, naturalist

Antranig Basman, computer scientist

Ryan Batten, botanist and lichenologist

Robb Bennett, PhD., spider researcher and entomologist

Lincoln Best, MSc., melittologist

Curtis Björk, MSc., botanist and lichenologist

Kent Brothers, mycologist

Quentin Cronk, PhD., Professor of Botany, UBC

Claudia Copley, MSc., Entomology Collections Manager and Researcher at the Royal BC Museum

Henry Choong, PhD., Curator of Invertebrate Zoology at the Royal BC Museum

Marta Donovan, MSc., RPBio., botanist at the BC Conservation Data Centre

Charley Eiseman, Msc., independent entomologist

Joel Gibson, PhD., Curator of Entomology at the Royal BC Museum

Scott Gilmore, PhD., entomologist

Trevor Goward, naturalist and lichenologist

Harvey Janszen, botanist

Pam Janszen, mycologist

Steven Joya, bryologist

Paul Kroeger, mycologist

Olivia Lee, Collections Manager of Lichens, Bryophytes, and Fungi at the Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Terry McIntosh, PhD., botanist

James Miskelly, MSc., biologist

Kristen Miskelly, MSc., biologist

Diana M. Percy, PhD., evolutionary ecologist and entomologist

Karen Mock, PhD., Wildland Resources Professor at Utah State University

Chris Ratzlaff, curatorial assistant, Beaty Biodiversity Museum

Daryl Thompson, lichenologist

Alexander J. Wright, botanist


Community Support

Numerous organizations, businesses and institutions have been supportive of our initiative to document the local biodiversity, whether by sponsoring events or assisting with research. Among these various groups, we’d especially like to acknowledge:

Babes in the Woods Eatery

Crystal Mountain Society for Eastern and Western Studies

Enlichened Consulting, Ltd.

Galiano Inn & Spa

Gulf Island Kayaking


The Active Page

The Beaty Biodiversity Museum

The Crane and Robin

The Galiano Conservancy Association

The Galiano Naturalists

The Inclusive Design Research Centre

The Loose Leaf

The Royal BC Museum

The Spencer Entomological Collection


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