AlgaeVision

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Search by taxon or phylum to find information, images and references about individual algae.

AlgaeVision is a database and virtual collection of images of freshwater and terrestrial algae collected in Britain and Ireland.

It also includes species from slightly brackish water and some marine blue-green algae (cyanobacteria), but diatoms are not included. The only colourless forms included are dinoflagellates (Dinophyta).

The database is designed to be used in conjunction with the second edition of The Freshwater Algal Flora of the British Isles, published by Cambridge University Press in 2011. The volume was the outcome of a collaboration between The British Phycological Society and the Natural History Museum.

Citing AlgaeVision

Please cite the AlgaeVision website as follows:

Carter CF, John DM, Wilbraham J (2016) AlgaeVision: Virtual Collection of Freshwater Algae from the British Isles. Version II. World Wide Web electronic publication.
www.nhm.ac.uk/algaevision.html

Access the database

Search by taxon or phylum to find information, images and references about individual algae.

About the database

AlgaeVision contains 2,300 images of nearly 250 genera and 680 species of British and Irish algae.

About algae

Information about algae and the classification system used in the AlgaeVision database.

Data

We are digitising large parts of the collections and giving digital access to the data via our Data Portal.

Algae collections

Our algae collection is among the largest in the world and a rich source of important historical material.

Diversity and informatics

Using big data to research undiscovered diversity in megadiverse systems.