There are many useful Bryophyte publications and web sites to be found on Google.
These are just a few of the ones I have found helpful.
An excellent publication sponsored by the Friends of the Australian National Botanic Gardens.
It includes easy to understand sections on what Bryophytes are, how they reproduce, their life cycles and so on. Obviously habitats are different, but the basic biology is the same.
Well worth a look.
"The British Bryological Society exists to promote the study of mosses and liverworts.
With a full programme of field meetings, a paper reading meeting, recording
and research projects, an international journal and a lively membership magazine,
there is something for everyone interested in learning about bryophytes."
Have a look at the web site. There is a lot of information here for anybody new to Bryophytes.
All things Bryophyte, very helpful Group.
"A page for anyone and everyone interested in Mosses, Liverworts and Hornworts in Britain and Ireland (including the Isle of Man, the Channel Islands, and other neighbouring islands). Beginners and experts welcome. Use this group to show us photos of your finds, ask questions about Bryophytes (including ID questions, but please try and have a go at identifying them yourself first), share news, etc."
Janice M. Gline
Janice Glime is Professor Emerita in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Technological University, Houghton, Michigan, USA.
She has a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Frostburg State University, Maryland, USA (1962), a Master of Science in botany from West Virginia University (1964), and a Doctor of Philosophy in botany from Michigan State University (1968). She specialized in teaching freshmen in general biology and botany, and has taught ecology, evolution, systems ecology, and bryology.
Chapter coauthors include Irene Bisang, S. Robbert Gradstein, J. Lissner, W. J. Boelema, and D. H. Wagner - all experts in their Fields.
An American online publication freely available for download detailing all aspects in the Field of Bryophyte study
Janice M. Gline and David H. Wagner
Another excellent American publication from Janice M. Glime and David H Wagner
discussing and demonstrating how to create and organise a Herbarium.
Included are storage methods and different ways of creating Voucher envelopes.
Well worth a read at any time.
Alison, like me, found it difficult to get help when starting out.
Instead of leaving it at that, she put together a record of her finds and how she got on in the Field
for everyone to see and hopefully benefit from.
Alison has contributed images to this web site and her publication is really useful
John O'Reilly BA(Ed) BSc MSc CEnv MCIEEM
Distance learning courses focussed on Bryophytes, with intensive identification training where you are sent specimens and given the task of identifying them with John's help and guidance.
Targeted at improving Field Identification skills.
PTYXIS is an ecological consultancy specialising in detailed botanical (including bryophyte) surveys, habitat surveys, ecological monitoring and data analysis in Northumberland, Cumbria, Durham, Yorkshire and Scotland.
We also run ecology and plant identification training courses throughout the UK.