Online access to Journal of Bryology
Online access to Journal of Bryology via Taylor & Francis online has now been restored (January 9th).
Atlas of British and Irish Bryophytes
Members may be interested to know that the 2-volume Atlas of British and Irish Bryophytes, published in 2014, is now available at a reduced price of £50 plus p&p (full price £75 plus p&p) during the pre-Christmas period. This is an opportunity not to be missed if you do not already have a copy.
All 1069 species of hornworts, mosses and liverworts known from Britain and Ireland at the time of publication are mapped in colour. The Atlas incorporates the results of 20 years’ fieldwork by members of the British Bryological Society. The hectad (10 × 10 km square) maps reveal dramatic changes in the distribution of some species since 1990. Each map is accompanied by a detailed text covering habitat, reproductive biology, significant range changes, taxonomic or recording problems and world distribution. The altitudinal distribution of most species in Britain is illustrated by a novel diagram, and the species accounts are illustrated by numerous habitat photographs.
The introductory chapters describe the history of the BBS recording scheme, highlighting the effect of technological changes since 1990, and map environmental factors relevant to the interpretation of the maps. An important chapter presents a new analysis of the records to identify changes in frequency in recent decades in response to drivers such as air pollution, land-use and climate change.
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