Andy MacKinnon: Adaptations to Life in the Alpine

Date: 7:30pm, Jan 9, 2013

Speaker: Andy MacKinnon:

Topic: Adaptations to Life in the Alpine


Andy MacKinnon is a co-author of a number of popular field guides to plants in our area (Lone Pine Publishing) and is a research ecologist with the BC Forest Service, Coast Region. Andy has worked, on-and-off for the BC government since 1982, in research, ecosystem classification and land use planning in the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. He’s also an adjunct professor in Resource and Environmental Management at Simon Fraser University, and teaches field courses for UVic and UBC in Bamfield and Haida Gwaii. Andy is co-author of five field guides to plants of western North America, and of a new field guide to alpine plants due out (with any luck) by the end of 2012.