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COSEWIC Assessment and Update Status Report on the Streambank Lupine (Lupinus rivularis) in Canada

Biographical Summary of Contractors

Brian Klinkenberg is an associate professor of Geography at the University of British Columbia, and an Associate with the Centre for Applied Conservation Biology (Faculty of Forestry). He holds a PhD in Geography and MSc in Biogeography from the University of Western Ontario. He specializes in GIS, conservation biology, biogeography and rare species. He is the author or co-author of several COSEWIC status reports on rare plant species, including Cephalanthera austiniae, Bidens amplissima, Opuntia humifusa, Celtis tenuifolia, Collinsia verna and Desmodium ilinoense.  In addition, he has carried out spatial analyses of the coincidence of rare plants in the Carolinian Zone of Ontario, and on the island biogeography of the flora of the Erie Islands. He sits on more than thirty graduate committees of students in conservation biology and geography. Presently he is co-compiler of the biodiversity database for Richmond and the Fraser Delta, British Columbia, and sits on the Conservation and Planning Recovery Action Group of the Garry Oak Ecosystems Recovery Team (GOERT).

Rose Klinkenberg is a former ecologist/botanist with the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources, and holds a BSc in Field Biology from the University of Toronto. She has carried out life science inventories in provincial parks and nature reserves, ANSI/nature reserve selection in southwestern Ontario, habitat and species evaluations for threatened and endangered species and habitats, also in southestern Ontario, and was project coordinator for the Kent/Elgin Natural Areas Survey. She has also authored or co-authored several COSEWIC status reports on rare plants, including Cephalanthera austiniae, Bidens amplissima, Isotria verticillata and Opuntia humifusa, and has co-authored several vegetation management plans for provincial parks and reserves. Presently she is co-compiling a database on the bogs of the lower mainland of British Columbia, and co-compiling the biodiversity database for Richmond and the Fraser Delta, British Columbia. She is presently a director of the Richmond Nature Park Society, and sits on the Ecology Committee. She is a co-author of the Checklist of Vascular Plants of Richmond.