Andrew Simon Curator

Joined: May 02, 2014 Last Active: Feb 17, 2019

I am a naturalist living on Galiano Island, BC. Currently I'm pursuing an MSc in ecology at the University of Victoria, with a focus on the implications of seasonal drought for plant and pollinator communities in the southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia.

I curate the Biodiversity Galiano project: a community-based initiative to document the flora and fauna of Galiano Island. (

The better part of my taxonomic knowledge covers lichens, mosses and vascular plants, but at heart I am a generalist and celebrate all "walks of life." My interests in natural history vary widely, from phenology to evolutionary biology, and were inspired by an unlikely encounter with a lichenologist.

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