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The Arctic Flora research team includes scientists from Canada, Alaska and Norway who share common interests in plants, their taxonomy, and the Arctic.  We work at museums, government departments and universities.

The Project Secretariat, based at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa, Ontario, is responsible for leading, coordinating, and managing the project.  It includes two project co-leaders and a research assistant.

The Scientific Steering Committee includes the project co-leaders and one external scientist.  The steering committee is responsible for making major decisions about the research direction of the project, with input from the entire research team as necessary.

In addition to members of the project secretariat and steering committee, the Core Research Team includes eleven researchers who bring diverse and deep expertise to many aspects of the project.  The team includes internationally-recognized experts on the taxonomy of specific (and difficult) plant groups, the global arctic flora, and biodiversity informatics.

Additional contributors will  

Project Secretariat (Canadian Museum of Nature)

Lynn Gillespie Project Co-Lead

Jeff Saarela Project Co-Lead

Paul Sokoloff Research Assistant

Scientific Steering Committee

Lynn Gillespie Jeff Saarela Bruce Ford

Research Team (alphabetical)

George Argus Luc Brouillet Roger Bull Jacques Cayouette Laurie Consaul

Alain Cuerrier          Jennifer Doubt Reidar Elven Steffi Ickert-Bond James Macklin

David Murray           Julian Starr


Researcher Profiles

Dr. Lynn J. Gillespie

Research Scientist, Canadian Museum of Nature

Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa


Dr. Jeffery M. Saarela

Research Scientist, Canadian Museum of Nature

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Dr. George Argus

Research Emeritus & Research Associate, Canadian Museum of Nature

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Dr. Luc Brouillet

Professor and Curator of the Marie-Victorin Herbarium (MT), Université de Montréal 


Roger Bull, M.Sc.

Research Assistant, Canadian Museum of Nature

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Dr. Jacques Cayouette

Research Scientist & Assistant Curator (DAO)

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Ottawa  

 Jacques Cayouette, Îlets-Jérémie (salt marsh), Québec, 2 August 2008. (M. Lapointe)

Dr. Laurie Consaul

Senior Research Assistant, Canadian Museum of Nature


Dr. Alain Cuerrier

Adjunct Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Université de Montréal 

Botanist, Montreal Botanical Garden (MT)


Jennifer Doubt, M.Sc.

Chief Collection Manager, Botany Section (CAN)

Canadian Museum of Nature

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Dr. Reidar Elven

Natural History Museum and Botanical Garden (O)

Oslo, Norway


Dr. Bruce Ford

Professor, Department of Biological Sciences

Curator, University of Manitoba Herbarium (WIN)

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

 Bruce Ford on the summit of the President, Yoho National Park, 27 July 2007 (B. Llewellyn)

Dr. Steffi Ickert-Bond

Assistant Professor, Department of Biology and Wildlife

Curator of the Herbarium (ALA)

University of Alaska, Fairbanks


Dr. James Macklin

Research Scientist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (DAO), Ottawa

 James Macklin, White Mountains, New Hampshire (K. Ponader)

Dr. David Murray

Professor of Botany and Curator Emeritus (ALA)

University of Alaska Museum of the North, Fairbanks


Paul Sokoloff, M.Sc.

Research Assistant, Canadian Museum of Nature

 Paul Sokoloff, northwest Victoria Island, Northwest Territories, July 2010 (J.M. Saarela)

Dr. Julian Starr

Research Scientist, Canadian Museum of Nature

Associate Professor, University of Ottawa


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