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Welcome to the Record Centre of Swiss Bryophytes!

The Record Centre of Swiss Bryophytes maintains a large database with 253682 records (02.10.2014) of bryophytes from Switzerland. It is located at the University of Zurich, Institute of Systematic Botany and financially supported by the Federal Office for the Environment FOEN. The steering committee currently consists of seven people.

The National Inventory of Swiss Bryophytes NISM

The mapping project of Swiss bryophytes "National Inventory of Swiss Bryophytes - NISM" started in 1984 as a project of the Swiss Association of Bryology and Lichenology BRYOLICH. The main target is to provide distribution maps of all bryophyte species known from Switzerland. The accumulated data is also used for conservation purposes and further bryological and biogeographical research. A more detailed description of the project and the data is available under project.
On this website the following information is provided:

  • Distribution maps of all species known from Switzerland based on 253682 records (02.10.2014) with additional information on their elevational distribution, Red List and protection status
  • Image gallery with over 4000 pictures of bryophytes, including microscopic details and habitat pictures
  • Checklist of Swiss Bryophytes
  • Red List (German, French)
  • Documents on bryophyte conservation like priority lists, lists and portraits of nationally protected species, posters
  • Determination keys
  • Information on a currently running monitoring project
  • Further query options for registered contributors

How to become a contributor?
If you are interested in becoming a data contributor for the NISM you can contact us>>here!

   

Institut für Systematische Botanik, Universität Zürich
nism@systbot.uzh.ch