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The British Bryological Society exists to promote the study of mosses and liverworts. With a full programme of field meetings, a paper reading meeting, recording and research projects, an international academic journal and a lively membership magazine there is something for everyone interested in learning about bryophytes.

 

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Biology, genomics and evolution of the complex thalloids 14th-15th July 2015

A symposium at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Edinburgh

There is no registration fee.

If you would to attend or present a poster, please email jcarlos.villarreal@gmail.com.

More details including abstracts of the presentations here.

 

Special issue of Biological Journal of the Linnean Society on biological recording

Biological Journal of the Linnean Society volume 115 part 3 (July 2015) is devoted to biological recording, and it might therefore be of special interest to many BBS members. The issue (guest-edited by H.E. Roy, C.D. Preston & D.B. Roy) marks the 50th anniversary of the Biological Records Centre and many of the papers are based on talks given at the celebratory conference held at the University of Bath in June 2014. In addition to an editorial introduction, there are 22 papers of which three deal with bryophytes.

They are currently available for free download as pdfs using this link. More details are available on a document prepared by Chri Preston here.

 

BRECOG update February 2015 - click here

 

 

 

The Mosses and Liverworts of Mid-West Wales - by Jeff Bates

An eminently readable description of the rich flora of mosses and liverworts found grow ing within a large part of West Wales accessible from Aberystwyth. Detailed accounts of the habitats of 643 species and varieties are included together with coloured maps showing their presence in 5 × 5 km squares. Parts of five vice-counties are covered encompassing such iconic sites as Cadair Idris, the Dyfi Valley, Ynyslas Dunes, Borth< Bog, Cwm Rheidol, Pumlumon, Cwm Ystwyth, Tregaron Bog, the Elan Valley, Drygarn Fawr, the upper Wye Valley and the long coastline between Fairbourne and Llangrannog Head. Introductory chapters provide a background to the effects of geology, climate and Man on the region’s bryophytes, and also discuss phytogeography, important sites for conservation and the history of exploration of the Flora. Although not intended as an
identification guide, tips on identification are included within most of the accounts. The book is illustrated with colour photographs of important localities and a selection of close-up shots of both typical and rare species. With foreword by M.C.F. Proctor.

More details here.

 

 

 

New Atlas of British and Irish Bryophytes

Eagerly awaited, and a stupendous achievement by the authors as well as a tribute to the work of the BBS, it is difficult to know why anyone would not be anxious to secure a copy.

Further details are available on their webisite http://www.naturebureau.co.uk/bookshop/bryophytes-atlas-detail

 

 

 

 

 

Flora Bryophytica Iberica - volume 5 now published

Many bryologists have been collecting these volumes - this one covers Orthotrichales, Hedwigiales, Leucodontales, and Hookeriales. They have superb drawings and although written in Spanish, it is not difficult for non-Spanish speakers to use. Further information about ordering is available on a flyer here.

 

Ash Dieback Survey

BBS members are encouraged to become involved with this project, co-ordinated by CEH and supported by our new joint recording secretary, Oli Pescott. Further details and links can be found here. There is a dedicated website for the project run by CEH which includes such novelties as an interactive map for registering interest in particular monads.

 

Online BBS Field Guide Pages

Including individual species accounts , keys and introductory pages can now be accessed here

Cumulative Index of BBS Publications 10.5

  • Thanks to Phil Stanley, the latest version (01 December 2014) of his invaluable cumulative index is available for downloading from his new web page (www.lumiweb.com). This covers all our printed publications up to FB 112 & J Bryol 36(4) . The format is a searchable pdf file and there are also Google maps showing the locations of Spring & Summer Excursions since 1941.


 

 

BBS Bryophyte Recording Handbook

This landmark publication is essential and fascinating reading for all who record bryophytes and who wish to enable the best use of their records. It includes sections on identification and the BBS recording scheme, as well as the use of paper and electronic recording systems, how to submit your records, and how they can be accessed on the National Biodiversity Network.

Paper copies have been distributed to current members, but a pdf copy can be downloaded here.

 

 

Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland: a field guide

Purchase the Field Guide online

For details about purchasing the guide click here.


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