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Guide to Moss Web Sites
- The American Bryological and Lichenological Society. http://ucjeps.herb.berkeley.edu/bryolab/ABLS.html.
This web site contains information about the American Bryological and Lichenological
Society. The society is an organization with members who are amateurs and
professionals, all having an interest in moss, hornworts, liverworts and
lichens. This site give links to other internet resources, especially to
the University and Jepson Herbaria from University of California, Berkeley.
One section of the web site gives information about The Bryologist,
Evansia and The Bryological Times which are publications
dedicated to bryophytes as well as some broader topics.
- Internet Directory for Botany: Botanical Museums, Herbaria, Natural
History Museums. http://www.helsinki.fi/kmus/botmus.html.
The name of the page is "Internet Directory for Botany" which
actually describes the link very well because it contains links web pages
concerning botany. The page has numerous links to herbaria around the world,
in Africa, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Latin America, and
North America. To most of the links, only a name is given but after some,
there is further introduction to the contents of the links. Depending on
the reader's knowledge of foreign languages, the written information on
these pages may or may not be useful.
- Herbarium (KOCH). http://www.is.kochi-u.ac.jp/Bio/herb/herb.html.en.
The Herbarum (KOCH) web page is basically a homepage which informs viewers
of a the Herbarium of Kochi University (Japan) which holds about 80,000
specimens of moss and liverworts. The homepage links to basic herbarium
collection data about the specimen, but does not have any photos of the
bryophytes. The homepage does have email links to the curators of the collection
if further information is desired by the viewer.
- Bryology at the Missouri Botanical Garden. http://www.mobot.org/mobot/tropicos/most/.
From what we, the Gleason Moss Collection researchers, have seen, the Missouri
Botanical Garden site is probably one of the most extensive sites about
moss which is available on the web. At this site, the reader can find information
about projects of the Missouri Botanical Garden researchers. They are especially
concerned with current taxonomy of bryophytes. Another important aspect
of this web page is the "Bryological glossary" that includes
hundreds of the numerous terms normally used to describe bryophytes. Furthermore,
this site also gives some basic information about its own 270,000 specimens
- Bryophytes: Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts. http://www.science.siu.edu/bryophytes/.
"Bryophytes" is a web site published by Southern Illinois Univeristy
and funded by the National Science Foundation. This site gives basic information
about general bryophyte classification and presents a useful drawing of
the evolutionary connection between algae and bryophytes. Southern Illinois
University also informs the reader of specific bryology classes available.
This web site sets itself apart from other web pages because of the excitement
and sincere interest in bryology. In addition it strongly emphasizes the
importance of bryophytes without trying to use a social or economic justification.
- Moss Flora of China. http://www.mobot.org./MOBOT/Moss/China/welcome.html
. As the title states, this web page informs the browser of a project
which is supported by the Missouri Botanical Garden and the Chinese Academy
of Sciences. The foremost goal of this international project is to publish
information on the web about the mosses of China. The main purpose of this
flora project is to publish several books with updated information about
moss taxonomy, relationships and habitats.
- Arctoa http://fadr.msu.ru/~herba/arctoa/.
Arctoa is a journal on bryology which is printed in Moscow. However,
we have had continual problems with the transfer of this particular page
and have not been able to fully explore its contents.
- British Bryological Society. http://www.oshea.demon.co.uk/bbs.htm
. The British Bryological Society is a well established organization
whose purpose is the international study and conservation of mosses and
liverworts. Their extensive web page links the reader to specific information
about the organization as well as more general information about moss.
One of the links provides readers with a guide to international bryological
societies and journals. True to their purpose, the British Bryological
Society (BBS) also makes available a site on conservation which includes
extinct and endangered bryophytes of Britain. Another interesting aspect
of the BBS is that it offers their members assistance in identifying specimens.
- International Association of Bryologists. http://126.96.36.199/iab/.
The International Association of Bryologists (IAB)is a group of about 600
with membership open for any person who has an interest in bryology. The
IAB has a bimonthly publication called "The Bryological Times"
which has current information about bryology as well as interesting information
from IAB members. This site also gives references for printed publications
about bryology. Because it is an international club, the group has a meeting
every two years in varying locations around the globe.
- XVI International Botanical Congress. http://www.ibc99.org/.
The International Botanical Congress (IBC) is a convention for which scientists
come together in order to discuss different topics in botany, mycology,
plant ecology and other such fields. This site gives a list of the many
different cooperating organizations such as the American Bryological and
Linchenolocial Society. The site contains information for those who are
interested in attending the next congress. Also, the IBS web site gives
the viewer history and other information about the International Union
of Biological Sciences (IUBS) which holds the IBC.
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