Lower Plants

Lower Plants Research

Surveying the bryophytes of the River Wye

Research is currently being undertaken in three main taxonomic research areas of lower plants. Research projects can be viewed by clicking on the links below. Under the relevant section.

Any molecular work carried out that reveals a genetic code is sent to Genbank.

Diatom Research Projects

Staff: Ingrid Jüttner

  • Monitoring recovery of streams from acidification in the Wye catchment
  • Diatom flora of Britain and Ireland
  • Taxonomy, ecology and biogeography of diatoms from subaerial habitats
  • Diatom diversity of Nepal

More about Diatom Research Projects

Bryophyte Research Projects

Staff: Ray Tangney & Alan Orange

  • Monitoring recovery of streams from acidification in the Wye catchment
  • Morphological and Molecular Variation in Marsupella emarginata
  • Moss Flora of New Zealand taxonomic treatments
  • Systematics of feather (pleurocarpous) mosses: Isothecium

More about Bryophyte Research Projects

Lichen Research Projects

Staff: Alan Orange

  • Freshwater species of Verrucaria
  • The Verrucaria dolosa and Verrucaria murina groups
  • The 'brown' Verrucaria species in Britain
  • Verrucariaceae from Nepal
  • World Review of Verrucariaceae

More about Lichen Research Projects

British Pyrenocarpous Lichens

Alan Orange (2008)

This is an informal identification guide to lichens with perithecia (fruiting bodies that open with a pore). It was originally prepared for the British Lichen Society Workshop ‘Pyrenocarps on Rock’, held at the Blencathra Field Study Centre, Keswick, Cumbria, on 26 August to 2 September 2006.

Download this guide here.

Please note this is a large zip file (6mb) for download so may take a while. If you are unable to download this large file contact Alan Orange.