All the BBS recording data is held by the BRC. There is some useful information about recording in general, and links to the NBN gateway for online distribution maps of bryophytes.
Stephen Buchan’s rapidly expanding portfolio of beautiful images of UK bryophytes can be found here, with further images on Flickr.
A conservation website dedicated to the Welsh LIFE project: a 4-year national restoration programme for raised bogs and peatland habitats in Wales.
The UK based charity working for the international conservation of wild plants.
The website of the Alliance for Scotland’s Rainforest: a partnership set up to save Scotland’s rainforest/
These are organised alphabetically by the country in which they are based, followed by some Europe-wide links.
News and activities of the CBS plus details of their publication Bryonora.
News and activities of the BLWG plus distribution and checklists of Dutch bryophytes.
Website dedicated to bryology in France and overseas, with much useful information and links.
A French equivalent of the NBN Atlas which has many excellent photos, as well as maps, for each species.
Michael Lüth’s website with habitat photographs and photomicrographs of all the mosses of Germany. Links to his publications including the online version of his original Bildatlas.
Includes a database to generate distributional and ecological data for individual species.
The website doesn’t seem to have been maintained since around 2001, but may be the best available data on bryophyte distribution in Italy.
News and activities of the Nordic Bryological Society, plus link to their joint publication with BLWG.
A pdf of this very useful illustrated key by Kjell Flatberg is available to download.
News and activities of the SEB. Includes details of the
Flora Briofítica Ibérica and a bibliographic database.
Includes bryophyte checklists and Red Data lists, and a bibliography.
News and activities of this non-profit association, plus details of their publication (in Swedish), Myrinia.
Includes a checklist of the bryophytes of Switzerland, a bibliography, some keys and a good page of links, plus downloads and contents of the BRYOLICH newsletter, Meylania.
Now available online at the Conservatoire et Jardin Botaniques (CJB) website. Fully searchable and includes digital images.
Bringing together European bryologists with an interest in conservation
The Bryological and Lichenological Working Group of Central Europe. General information, some good links, contents and some free downloads of their bulletin, Herzogiella and journal, Herzogia
Rest of the world
The ABLS holds regular meetings and seminars, organises a specimen exchange, and publishes The Bryologist and Evansia. There is also a useful page of internet resources
A taxonomic project to describe all the bryophytes of North America. Once published, accounts are moved to the eFloras page (see below), but this website contains accounts for the taxonomic groups currently in progress.
General background information on bryophytes, with some useful links.
A taxonomic site including maps, descriptions and ecological information with some keys. Also includes plates of illustrations for many species.
An evolving site from Juan Larrain Benoit, in Spanish, with images of plants and locations, as well as a bibliography, ecological notes etc.
Checklists of Japanese bryophytes; photos of type specimens in the HBL herbarium and links to publications (including Hattoria) on JStage.
Website in Spanish, with general introductions to bryophytes, morphology, phylogeny and classification of mosses.
Website by Claudio Delgadillo Moya with images, a catalogue of type specimens held in the national herbarium, literature references and a downloadable database with bibliographic information of Mexican species.
Mainly useful for its searchable online database of New Zealand flora, with a page for each species including images, descriptions, status etc. Unfortunately many pages are incomplete but still a useful resource.
International body for bryologists which produces publications (including the newsletter The Bryological Times) and organises regular meetings.
Information and links to reports from the IUCN SSC Bryophyte Specialist Group.
Janice Glime’s textbook on Bryophyte Ecology is appearing on the web as a series of pdf files as they are written. There is a wealth of interesting information here and plenty of good illustrations.
A useful introduction to Hornwort biology.
An electronic version of Richard Zander’s fascinating book (published in 1993)
David Rycroft’s pages on his research interests include many liverwort images.
Electronic floras from various countries, including some bryophyte floras.
A collection of scanned historical bryology books, available to download.