The University of North Carolina Herbarium
has several vascular plant specimens and about 300 lichen specimens
collected by Jason Hollinger.† While
most of Hollingerís specimens are from Canada (mostly British Columbia and
Alberta), he has also collected lichens in Arkansas, California, Georgia,
Maryland, North Carolina, Oregon, South Carolina, and Texas. †In addition to NCU, Hollinger deposits his
specimens in NY and UBC.
Hollinger grew up in rural Maryland, and after receiving a B.A. in physics
& mathematics from California Institute of Technology, he worked as a
programmer for the finance industry.†
He now lives in North Carolina and focuses his energies on the
natural world and on lichens in particular.
Hollinger works closely with Trevor Goward in British Columbia, Canada and a few other
lichenologists on a wide variety of projects from studying biogeography of
western lichens to developing web resources for biologists.† One of their collaborative efforts is Ways of EnLICHENment,
a website on lichens of Northwest North America.
Hollinger is one of the primary developers of