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Literature and Taxonomic Keys

Key identification works

Brodie, J.A. & Irvine, L.M. 2003. Seaweeds of the British Isles Vol.1 Rhodophyta, Part 3B Bangiophycidae. Natural History Museum, Publ. Intercept, London

Brodie, J., Maggs, C.A. and John, D.M. (editors) 2007. Green Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. Publ. British Phycological Society

Burrows, E.M. 1991. Seaweeds of the British Isles Vol.2 Chlorophyta.  Natural History Museum Publications, London.

Chamberlain, Y. 1993. Seaweeds of the British Isles vol.1 Rhodophyta. Part 2b Corallinales

Christensen, T. 1987.  Seaweeds of the British Isles Vol.4 Tribophyceae.  Natural History Museum Publications, London.

Dixon, P.S. & Irvine, L.M. 1978.  Seaweeds of the British Isles Vol.1 Rhodophyta Part 1 Introduction, Nemaliales, Gigartinales. Natural History Museum Publications, London.  (From NHBS)

Eifion Jones, W. 1962. A key to the Genera of the British SeaweedsField Studies, Vol.1, No.4, 1-32.

Fletcher, R.L. 1987  Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol 3 Fucophyceae (Phaeophyceae) Part 1. British Museum (Natural History), London.

Hiscock,S. 1979. A Field Key to the British Brown Seaweeds (Phaeophyta). Field Studies 5: 1-44.

Hiscock,S. 1986. A Field Key to the British Red Seaweeds. Occasional Publication No.13. Field Studies Council, 101 pp.

Irvine, L.M. 1983. Seaweeds of the British Isles Vol.1 Rhodophyta Part 2A Cryptonemiales, Palmariales, Rhodymeniales.  Natural History Museum Publications, London.

Irvine L.M. and Chamberlain, Y.M. 1994. Seaweeds of the British Isles. Vol 1 Rhodophyta. Part 2B Corallinales, Hildenbrandiales. The Natural History Museum, London.

Maggs, C.A. & Hommersand, M.H. 1993. Seaweeds of the British Isles Vol.1 Rhodophyta Part3a Ceramiales.  Natural History Museum Publications, London.

Newton, L. 1931.  A Handbook of the British Seaweeds.  BM(NH), London.

Wells, E.   2007.  A field Guide to the British Seaweeds. Environment Agency, England and Wells Marine Surveys

Useful general texts

Braune, W. & Guiry, M. 2011  Seaweeds: A colour guide to common benthic green, brown and red algae of the world's oceans. Gantner Verlag, 601pp.

Bunker,F., Brodie,J., Maggs C. & Bunker,A. 2010.  Seasearch Guide to Seaweeds of Britain and Ireland  Marine Conservation Society, Ross-on-Wye

Cabioc'h, J., Floc'h, J.-Y., Le Toquin, A., Boudouresque, C.-F., Meinesz, A. and Verlaque, M. 2006.  Guide des algues des mers d'Europe. Delachaux et Niestlé SA, Paris.

Clokie, J.P. & Boney, A.D. 1980.  Green algae of the Firth of Clyde Key to attached Chlorophyceae and some Xanthophyceae.  Scottish Field Studies, 2, 13-33.

Coppejans, E. & Kling, R. 1995.  Flore algologique des cotes du Nord de la France at de la Belgique.  Scripta Botanica Belgica, 9. Jardin Botanique National de Belgique: Meise. ISBN 90-72619-16-1, 454pp.

Dickenson, C.I. 1963. British Seaweeds  Kew Series, London, Eyre & Spottiswoode (Out of print)

Gayral, P. 1966. Les Algues des Côtes Francaises (Manche et Atlantique).  Koeltz.

Kornmann, P. and Sahling, P.-H. 1977. Meersalgen von Helgoland. Benthische Grün-, Braun- und Rotalgen.  Biologische Anstalt Helgoland, Hamburg.

Kornmann, P. & Sahling, P.-H. 1983.  Meeresalgen von Helgoland: Ergänzung  Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen, 36, 1-65

Kornmann, P. & Sahling, P.-H. 1994. Meeresalgen von Helgoland: Zweite Ergänzung  Helgoländer Meeresuntersuchungen, 48, 365-406.

Pankow,H. 1971. Algenflora der Ostsee. I. benthos (Blau-, Grün-, Braun- unde Rotalgen). Gustav Fishcer Verlag, Stuttgart

Taylor, W.R. 1957. Marine Algae of the North Eastern coast of North America. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press, 2nd Edition.

Specialist identification works

Bliding, C. 1963.  A critical Survey of European Taxa in Ulvales, Part I Capsosiphon, Percursaria, Blidingia, Enteromorpha.  Opera Botanica, 8(3).

Bliding, C. 1968.  A critical Survey of European Taxa in Ulvales, Part II Ulva, Ulvaria, Kornmannia, Monostroma. Botaniska Notiser, 121, 553-629.

Brown, H. & Wilkinson, M. 2012.  Pictures to help with identification of Fucus species from the British Isles

Carter, N. 1932. Comparative study of algal flora of two saltmarshes  J.Ecol., 341-370

Carter, N. 1933. Comparative study of algal flora of two saltmarshes  J.Ecol., 21, 128-208 ; 385-403.

Koeman, R. & van den Hoek, C. 1980. The taxonomy of Ulva (Chlorophyceae) in the Netherlands. Br. phycol. J., 16, 9-53.

Koeman, R. & van den Hoek, C. The taxonomy of Enteromorpha. Link 1920 (Chlorophyceae) in the Netherlands.

1982. I. Arch. Hydrobiol. Suppl., 63, 279-330

1982. II Cryptogamie Algol., 3, 37-70.

1984. III. Cryptogamie Algol., 5, 21-61.

Lokhorst, G.M. & Trask, B.J. 1981. Taxonomic studies on Urospora (Acrosiphoniales, Chlorophyceae) in Western Europe.  Acta Bot. Neerl., 30, 353-431.

Lokhorst, G.M. 1978. Taxonomic studies on the marine and brackish water species of Ulothrix (Ulotricales, Chlorophyceae) in Western Europe. Blumea, 24, 191-299.

Prud'Homme van reine, W.F. 1982.  A Taxonomic Revision of the European Sphacelariaceae.  Leiden Botanical Series, Vol.6, E.J.Brill, Leiden.

Soderstrom, J. 1963.  Key to the species of Cladophora, Studies in Cladophora,  Botanica gothoburgensia 1: 1-147

South, G.R. & Cardinal, A. 1973. Contributions to the flora of marine algae of Eastern Canada. I. Introduction, historical review and key to the genera. Naturaliste, can., 10, 605-630.

Stegenga, H. & Mol, I. 1983. Flora van de Nederlandse Zeewieren. Koninklijke Nederlandse Natuurhistorische Vereniging, Amsterdam.

Taylor, W.R. 1957. Marine Algae of the North Eastern coast of North America. Ann Arbor, The University of Michigan Press, 2nd Edition.

Van den Hoek, C. 1963.  Revision of the European Species of Cladophora.  E.J.Brill, Leiden. (Reprinted 1976 by Otto Koeltz)

Worsfold, T., Hall, D., & O’Reilly, M., 2020.  Bibliography of taxonomic literature for marine and brackish water Fauna and Flora of the North East Atlantic. NMBAQC Scheme, 248 pp., May 2020.

Worsfold, T., Hall, D., & O’Reilly, M., 2018.  Bibliography of taxonomic literature for marine and brackish water Fauna and Flora of the North East Atlantic. NMBAQC Scheme, 198 pp., February 2018.

Checklists

Hardy, G. and Guiry, M.D. 2006  A checklist and atlas of the seaweeds of Britain and Ireland. British Phycological Society.

Park, M. & Dixon, P.S. 1976.  Checklist of British marine algae - third revision.  J. Mar. Biol. Ass. U.K.  56, 527-594.

South, G.R. & Tittley, I. 1986.  A Checklist and Distributional Index of the Benthic Marine Algae of the North Atlantic Ocean.  Huntsman Laboratory & BM(NH).

Some websites

Algaebase   http://www.algaebase.org/

British Phycological Society   http://www.brphycsoc.org/

MACOI - Portuguese Seaweeds Website   http://macoi.ci.uc.pt/galeria.php?page=1

Marlin (The Marine Life Information Network)   http://www.marlin.ac.uk/

The Seaweed Site: Information on marine algae   http://www.seaweed.ie/

Norwegian Seaweeds Network   http://seaweeds.uib.no/