Research Links

Bryology

American Bryological and Lichenological Society
Publishers of The Bryologist, ABLS is one of the oldest botanical organizations in the country.

British Bryological Society
Publishers of Journal of Bryology, BBS was founded in 1896 for the study and conservation of mosses and liverworts worldwide. Contains a link to the Tropical Biology Group.

Bryological Societies and Working Groups
This site from the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany) contains a thorough listing of international bryology groups, with contact lists and website links.

Bryophyte Collection Database
This database contains information on the so far registered bryophyte specimens in the herbarium of the Swedish Museum of Natural History (S). Contains 42,000 records, or about 6% of S's bryophyte collection.

Bryophyte Flora of North America
The goal of BFNA project is to produce taxonomic treatments of the nearly 1900 species of North American bryophytes by 2006. An offshoot of the Flora of North America project. Many illustrations, keys, and treatments have already been added.

Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia
This is a searchable database of over 157,000 bryophytes housed at the University of Alberta (Edmonton) and University of British Columbia. Part of the Devonian Botanic Garden's Prairie and Northern Plant Diversity Centre.

Bryophytes: Mosses, Liverworts, and Hornworts
See what's going on at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale.

Checklist of Wisconsin Bryophytes
This site is from the Milwaukee Public Museum Section for Botany and contains 388 species of mosses and 140 species of liverworts (including hornworts).

The Hidden Forest
This site contains lots of images of bryophytes, fungi, lichens, slime moulds, and other primitives. Not meant to be an identification guide.

International Association of Bryologists
IAB was founded in 1969 to promote international cooperation and communication among bryologists through sponsorship of meetings and symposia.

LichenLand
This site from Oregon State University touts itself as "Fun with Lichens", and it is. Great site for beginners.

Lichens of North America - The Book
With a forward by Peter Raven, this book's excellent website is filled with beautiful images. Information about lichens and wildlife, people and the environment is also included.

Lichen Research
This site from Smithsonian Institution highlights their current projects and databases, including a Parmeliaceae searchable list, the Lichen Type Specimen Register of the U.S. National Herbarium, and a Checklist of the Lichenized Fungi of the Guianas. Also includes information on their NSF PEET project and "What is a Lichen?"

Lindbergia
Issued by the Nordic Bryological Society and the Dutch Bryological and Lichenological Society, this site contains the recent table of contents and a guide for authors.

Macrofungi of Costa Rica
Not really bryology, but a really cool site about mushrooms and other macrofungi associated with Neotropical oak forests.

Mosses and Liverworts in Wales
This is an excellent site with lots of information. Subjects include basics, habitats and conservation, along with a a select list of photos.

Musgos de Chile 
This site contains useful information about Chilean bryophytes.

New York Botanical Garden American Bryophyte Catalog
This project's goal is to electronically catalog bryophyte collections from New York Botanical Garden (NY), a total of 460,000 speciment records. Phase I (Canada, North America, and Greenland) is near completion and these records can now be searched. Includes "What is a bryophyte anyway?," with good definitions and photos.

Ohio State University: Bryophyta
This site from Ohio State University contains useful information on life-cycles and excellent micrographs.

Tropical Bryology Research
Formed in 1997 to further bryological research in the tropics (particularly Africa). Includes the Guide to bryophytes of sub-Saharan Africa and downloads of two bryology papers. Clean and easy to navigate.

University of Michigan Herbarium
Search the herbarium's collection of type specimens for Algae, Liverworts and Lichens. Also contains a link to their Fungi collection. Beautiful and easy to use site.

2000 World Red List of Bryophytes
This site, sponsored by the World Conservation Union (IUCN), lists 92 globally threatened species, only a small subset of those threatened with extinction.