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General Bryophyte Information
Excellent answers to the question "What is a bryophyte anyway?" including a glossary of the terms used. From the New York Botanical Garden.

What is Bryology?
Similarities among and differences between mosses, liverworts, and hornworts. From the International Association of Bryologists.

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Bryophyte Names Authority List
Downloadable name lists of bryophyte families and genera as well as bryophyte species and infraspecies. From the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Bryophyte Classification
Diagram of cladistic relationships between green algae and bryophytes. Part of the Bryophyte web site of the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

Web page showing the phylogenetic tree of hornworts and citing relevant references. Part of the collaborative internet project Tree of Life.

The World's Most Endangered Bryophytes
Alphabetical list of the world's most endangered bryophyte species, their distributions, habitats, and status. Compiled in international cooperation.

Brief overview of bryophytes and extensive list of links. Part of Nearctica, an internet portal to natural history of North America.

ABLS - Internet Resources
Comprehensive list of bryological links supplied by the American Bryological and Lichenological Society.

Internet Directory for Botany: Algae, Bryophytes, Fungi
Another extensive list of bryological links. Originally from the Botanical Museum, Finnish Museum of Natural History; Canadian mirror site.

Morphology of the Sphagnopsida
Brief information about morphologic characteristics of peat mosses, with impressive microscopic images of stem and leaf structures. From the Museum of Paleontology, University of California, Berkeley.

Information about development and life cycle of mosses, accompanied by excellent illustrations, and Sphagnum basics. Part of the Connecticut River Homepage.

Brief information about the life cycle of mosses, with a detailed schematic drawing. An, unfortunately, incomplete site from the Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC.

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J. Sphagnum Taxonomy and Genetics
List of references on taxonomy and genetics in Sphagnum. Part of the Canadian web site about Burns Bog Ecosystem study projects.

Information about an investigation on the influence of elevated CO2 and nitrogen on Sphagnum conducted by the Bog Ecosystem Research Initiative (BERI) at five climatically different sites across Europe. This is an EU-funded joint project of several universities and other institutions in The Netherlands, Sweden, UK, Finland, Switzerland, Estonia, Italy, and USA.

Mosses and Liverworts in Wales
Comprehensive information about mosses and liverworts, including a multitude of excellent photos and a book list where books can be ordered online.

Mooskartierung in Österreich
Maps of moss accessions in Austria. From the University of Salzburg, Austria (German).>

H4.1 Bog
A chapter of the electronic version of the book "The Natural History of Nova Scotia" (volume 1), downloadable as PDF-file (open in Adobe Acrobat Reader). It covers mainly formation, types, vegetation, and animal life of bogs.

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Wetland Classification and Ecology
Well-illustrated classification of the various types of wetland. From the University of Alberta, Devonian Botanic Garden.

GORP - Outdoor Ireland, Wild Boglands
An interesting page about bogs in Ireland. Part of Great Outdoor Recreation Pages.

Wetland Plants
Comprehensive illustrated information about wetland plants and plant communities of bogs in Minnesota and Wisconsin, with background information about bogs. From the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, Jamestown, N.D.

Peatland Conservation
Useful hints on gardening without peat. From the Irish Peatland Conservation Council.

Moor- und Fehnmuseum Elisabethfehn
Interesting and inviting site of a bog and fen museum in Germany. Go to "Startseite" to access its English version.

Internet Directory for Botany
A comprehensive index to botanical information available on the internet, compiled as alphabetical and categorical directories. The site is maintained in international cooperation, and mirrored to several countries around the world.

Institute of Botany and Botanical Garden (HBV), University of Vienna
Web site of my place of work and study.
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Databases and List Servers

Bryological Glossary
Extensive glossary offering short definitions of bryological terms and their equivalents in Latin, French, German, and Spanish. From the Missouri Botanical Garden.

TROPICOS (Scientific Name Database)
Very useful database on scientific names of bryophytes. Returns current information about bryophytes searched by their scientific name, e.g., their places of publication, synonyms, homonyms and infraspecific taxa, as well as a list of North American specimens and maps of their origin. From the Missouri Botanical Garden.

TROPICOS (Bibliography Database)
Database containing recent literature citations about mosses and hepatics. Returns publication list of searched author's name. From the Missouri Botanical Garden.

Sphagnaceae Specimens at NYBG
Catalog of North American sphagna linking to a database of the collection records of specimens available at the New York Botanical Garden. Geared to advanced bryologists.

A forum dedicated to general discussion and specific questions about bryology.
Bryological Societies

International Association of Bryologists (IAB)

American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS)

British Bryological Society

Society of Wetland Scientists

Austrian Bryological Working Group

Mossornas Všnner (Friends of Bryophytes) (mainly in Swedish)

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