Alan Fryday

Ph.D., Sheffield, U.K.

Herbarium, Dept Plant Biology
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

Phone: (+01) 517-355-4696
Fax: (+01) 517-353-1926
email: fryday(at)

Curator –

Editorial Board – The Lichenologist

“My background is in microbiology so I was always more at home with the precise microscopic measurements and observations necessary to identify crustose lichens rather than the variable, morphological characters of macrolichens. In fact, I still don’t ‘get’ macrolichens and find them difficult to identify (Usnea is a complete mystery to me). Give me a good spore to measure any day.”

Photograph © Måns Svensson