Research Projects


 

1.- BRYOPHYTE CARTOGRAPHY. IBERIAN PENINSULA AND BALEARIC ISLANDS

2.- FLORA BRIOFÍTICA IBÉRICA

3.- BIODIVERSITY DATA BANK OF CATALONIA. BRYOPHYTES (BrioCat)

4.- ATLAS AND RED BOOK OF THE ENDANGERED BRYOPHYTES OF SPAIN

5.- STUDIES ON THE CONSERVATION STATUS OF THREATENED BRYOPHYTES OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA, CATALONIA AND BALEARIC ISLANDS

 


 

 

1.- BRYOPHYTE CARTOGRAPHY. IBERIAN PENINSULA AND BALEARIC ISLANDS

Persons in charge: Montserrat Brugués & Rosa M. Cros
Supported by:
Institut d'Estudis Catalans

This project, supported by the Institut d’Estudis Catalans, started in 1983 with the aim of preparing distribution maps of bryophyte species reported from the Iberian Peninsula, Balearic and Canary Islands, Azores and Madeira. The results were published in 4 fascicles that included 50 taxa each.

CASAS, C., BRUGUÉS, M., CROS, R.M. & SÉRGIO, C. 1985. Cartografia de Briòfits: Península Ibèrica i les illes Balears, Canàries, Açores i Madeira. 1:1-50. Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Barcelona.

CASAS, C., BRUGUÉS,M., CROS, R.M. & SÉRGIO, C. 1989. Cartografia de Briòfits: Península Ibèrica i les illes Balears, Canàries, Açores i Madeira. 2:51-100. Institut d'Estudis Catalans & Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Barcelona.

CASAS, C., BRUGUÉS,M., CROS, R.M. & SÉRGIO, C. 1992. Cartografia de Briòfits: Península Ibèrica i les illes Balears, Canàries, Açores i Madeira. 3:101-150. Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Barcelona.

CASAS, C., BRUGUÉS,M., CROS, R.M. & SÉRGIO, C. 1996. Cartografia de Briòfits: Península Ibèrica i les illes Balears, Canàries, Açores i Madeira. 4:151-200. Institut d'Estudis Catalans. Barcelona.

After 1996, the research team focused on other projects and the publication of these fascicles was postponed. Bryophyte Cartography is taken up again in 2009 but with some changes: first, the studied area is reduced to the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands and second, the information is accessible by Internet by means of a virtual application that shows on the map the distribution of the searched taxon plotted on 10 x 10 km UTM squares. In addition to the distribution map for the taxon, other data such as distribution per province, ecology, threatened categories, observations and drawings are also provided, as well as the author’s map and the latest update.

Cartografia 

The number of species mapped will be increasing in successive yearss: List of mapped species.

Authors of the maps would be grateful to be cited, if applicable, as an electronic resource in the following way: Map authors. Year of consultation. Cartografia de Briòfits. Península Ibèrica i Illes Balears. Electronic resource at http://briofits.iec.cat.

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2.- FLORA BRIOFÍTICA IBÉRICA

Supported by: DGICYT
Start date:
1997

Flora Briofítica Ibérica (FBI) started in 1997 promoted by Sociedad Española de Briología (SEB) and supported by the Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación. Its aim is publishing, in 6 volumes, the moss flora of the Iberian Peninsula and the Balearic Islands. It includes projects of several Spanish universities. Some families or genera are published in fascicles when they are finished, long before the complete volume.

All the members of the Laboratory of Bryology of the UAB (R.M. Cros, M. Brugués, E. Ruiz, A. Barrón and I. Granzow de la Cerda) take part in this project but also other Spanish and Portuguese bryologists – F. Puche (Universitat de València), C. Sérgio (Universidade de Lisboa), J. Muñoz (Jardín Botánico de Madrid, CSIC) and M. Infante and P. Heras (Museo de Ciencias Naturales de Álava).

 

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3.- BIODIVERSITY DATA BANK OF CATALONIA. BRYOPHYTES (BrioCat)

Persons in charge: Montserrat Brugués & Rosa M. Cros
Supported by: Barcelona University & Environment Department of the Generalitat of Catalonia
Start date: 2005

The Data Bank of the Bryophytes of Catalonia (BrioCat) is part of the project Biodiversity Data Bank of Catalonia (BDBC), which contains all Catalonian biodiversity information. BrioCat is a compilation of biogeographic information about biodiversity of bryophytes in Catalonia. The record computerization is supplemented by data which include taxonomy, ecology, chorology, phytosociology, etc. when they appear in a publication.

Briocat anglès 1 

Briocat angl 2 

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4.- ATLAS AND RED BOOK OF THE ENDANGERED BRYOPHYTES OF SPAIN

Project Manager: Ricardo Garilleti (Universidad de Valencia)
Supported by: DGMNPF del Ministerio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino

 

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5.-STUDIES ON THE CONSERVATION STATUS OF THREATENED BRYOPHYTES OF THE IBERIAN PENINSULA, CATALONIA AND BALEARIC ISLANDS

Persons in charge: Montserrat Brugués i Llorenç Sáez
Entitat:
Institució Catalana d'Història Natural

 

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