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Alderley Edge

Big changes in bryophytes at Alderley Edge, Cheshire

It is unusual to be able to make sound judgements about trends in many bryophyte populations at a site since there is rarely sufficient information. A recent bryophyte survey of Alderley Edge commissioned by Natural England, combined with detailed data gathered during 1997-2003 under the ‘Alderley Edge Landscape Project’, has allowed some fascinating insights.

Considering the […]

By |February 1st, 2015|News from bryophyte surveys at sites in Britain|

Globally rare liverwort discovered at Alderley Edge, Cheshire

A small group of extraordinary bryophytes, known as ‘obligate metallophytes’, are entirely confined to substrates that are rich in heavy metals such as copper, conditions that are toxic to normal plant growth. Earlier in Earth’s history, when the land surface was more skeletal, they were probably much more frequent but today are rare. During a […]

By |February 1st, 2015|News from bryophyte surveys at sites in Britain|