Bryophytes in Britain and Ireland
One of the BBS’s main activities is recording bryophytes throughout the UK and Ireland. These records are collated in a database and used to produce distribution maps, checklists and the like. This page brings together the various resources and utilities built upon this data, and provides links to some related resources for other areas of the world.
The BBS periodically reviews taxonomic changes and the recording database, and produces a Census Catalogue which lists all accepted species and the vice-counties in which they have been recorded.
The last full Census Catalogue was published in 2008, although the data has been updated at regular intervals since then.
During 2020 the Recording Committee have been reviewing the latest European checklist released at the start of the year, and have produced a new UK checklist (list of accepted species). Work has now begun on a new Census Catalogue which will contain data up to the end of 2020, and will probably be published towards the end of 2021.
The resources provided here are the latest available. New versions will be uploaded as and when they are published or otherwise made publicly available.
It is a condition of downloading any files within this section that due acknowledgement is made to the British Bryological Society in any publications or reports of work which incorporate or make use of these data.