About The Author

My name is Ryan Bowers, and currently, I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse. As part of the Biology 203 experience, I created this site on Cladonia cristatella. My interest in biology began during my freshman year of high school while attending Lafayette High School in Wildwood, Missouri. There I had an excellent biology teacher who sparked my interest in the subject. Her enthusiasm for the subject in turn motivated me to choose biology as my major. From then I knew that I wanted to pursue a career in a biology-related field.

Hopefully you have learned something about Cladonia cristatella. This species, along with many other lichens, are often overlooked as important components of our ecosystem. If you have any comments or questions about this page, feel free to click on the email link to send me an email at