BBS > Resources > Recent Literature on Bryophytes
The Missouri Botanical Garden has an excellent Bryology section on their website which includes a number of useful databases. One is the W3MOST Bibliography which is an online database that contains the entries for the Recent Literature on Mosses and Recent Literature on Hepatics projects. This contains similar information to that contained in the the sections on Recent Bryological Literature that appear in the Journal of Bryology.
A keyword or the surname of the main author is entered, and the results are returned in a standard format. The site is often a little slow, and users from the UK may prefer to use it in the early part of the day when most US bryologists are fast asleep.
Click here to visit the Tropicos bibliography provided by the Missouri Botanical Garden (opens in a new window)
Adams, K.J. Microscope techniques for the bryologist . Part 1. A beginner’s guide. Available from the Librarian, price £1.00
Atherton, I., Bosanquet, S., Lawley, M., (eds.) (2010) Mosses and Liverworts of Britain and Ireland. A Field Guide. ISBN: 978-0-9561310-1-0. Please click here for details about the book and how to order.
Bates, J. (2015). The Mosses and Liverworts of Mid-West Wales. For more details and how to order, see here.
Blockeel, T. & Long, D. (2008). A Check-list and Census Catalogue of British and Irish Bryophytes. Gives the standard nomenclature and vice-county distribution as of 2008. Essential, and available here. The data is also available for download on this site, and has been brought up to date to include amendments.
Blockeel, T.L., Bosanquet, S.D.S, Hill, M.O., Preston, C.D. (eds.) (2014). Atlas of British & Irish Bryophytes. The latest Atlas of British and Irish bryophytes, compiled from the records of members of the BBS and published in 2014. Available from http://www.naturebureau.co.uk/bookshop/bryophytes-atlas-detail
Chatfield, J. (2008). How to begin the study of mosses and liverworts , 60 pp. (British Naturalist’s Association) Out of Print
Creed, P. & Haynes, T. (2013). A Guide to finding mosses in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. A neat little guide that covers most of the common species in lowland Britain. Available here.
Dixon, H.N. (3rd ed 1924). The Student's Handbook of British Mosses. Old, but worth having if you can find a copy in a secondhand bookshop. Or download a copy. Note: This file is about 191MB and will take some time to download.
Grolle, R. & Long, D.G. (2000). An annotated check-list of the Hepaticae and Anthocerotae of Europe and Macaronesia. Available from the Librarian, price £3.00
Hill, M.O.,Blackstock, T. H., Long, D.G, Rothero G.P. (2008) A checklist and census catalogue of British and Irish Bryophytes. £8.50 including p & p. Available here.
Lawley, M. (author) & Atherton, I (design) (2015) . Wildlife of the Marches. Order online from Amazon, or by post from Marches Publications, 12A Castleview Terrace, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 2NG. Please make your cheque for £34.50 (which includes £6 P&P) payable to ‘Mark Lawley’.
MacVicar, S.M. (1926). The Student's Handbook of British Hepatics. Old, but worth having if you can find a copy in a secondhand bookshop. Or download a copy. Note: This file is about 270MB and will take some time to download.
Newton, M.E. et al. , eds. (1988). Bryology: modern research and the ways forward. Available from the Librarian, price £5.50
Paton, J.A. (1999). The Liverwort Flora of The British Isles. ISBN 0 946589 60 7.
Pearman, M.A. (1979). A short German–English bryological glossary. Available from the Librarian, price 50p
Porley, R. & Hodgetts, N.(2005). Mosses and Liverworts. ISBN 0 002 202123 h/b; 0 007 174004 p/b. This indispensible book is a unique, fascinating and scholarly introduction to the biology and ecology of bryophytes, particularly from a UK perspective. It maintains the high quality of the New Naturalist series from Collins.
Smith, A.J.E. (1990). The Liverworts of Britain and Ireland. ISBN 0 521 23834 X.
Smith, A.J.E. (2nd ed. 2004). The Moss Flora of Britain and Ireland. ISBN 9780521546720.
Watson, E.V. (3rd ed. 1981). British Mosses and Liverworts. ISBN 0521285364.