The Cast and Crew
Hi, I’m Jason Hollinger, the webmaster and developer of this site. Trevor Goward and I originally conceived of these pages as a kind of background to and appendix for Trevor’s upcoming opus Ways of Enlichenment (with Andy MacKinnon). But as with many such projects, it has expanded and taken on a life of its own.
We would like to invite our readers–lichenologists or not–to join us. Literally. The content of much of this site is dynamically created–we can easily give you space to post your own content such as articles, images, discussion, etc. Please share your ideas with us, and let’s see what we can do together.
If you are interested in learning more about the site, you can learn more here. All of the code–both the website itself and all the GIS software we used to generate our maps–is open source, some of which has already been published on development forums in the form of Rails plugins. Developers are, of course, always welcome.
We have many people to thank for contributing time and effort to this website – all of whom will also appear as contributors to the first volume of Ways. Some provided data, while others combed through hundreds of papers, and others still spent the equivalent weeks in the field making sure the lines we’ve drawn on our maps correspond to something like reality. Trevor and I of course take ultimate responsibility for any inaccuracies in the content and functionality of this website. Please let us know what you think of it. We’d love feedback of all types.