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Established in 1896, NYBG Press is a department of The New York Botanical Garden and one of the largest publishing programs of any independent botanical garden in the world. The Press focuses on advancements in knowledge about the classification, utilization, and conservation of plants and fungi.
Bruce Hampton Allen was born in Wilmington, Delaware and grew up in and around Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He attended Pennsylvania State University on an athletic scholarship, where he played soccer, was a long-jumper on the track team, and graduated with a B.S. degree (biology) in 1974. He began studying mosses at Penn State in 1976. He earned an M.S.degree (Botany) there in 1980 and a Ph.D. degree (Biology) in 1985 from theUniversity of Cincinnati. From 1984 until 1986, he was a Jesse Smith Noyes postdoctoral fellow at The Missouri Botanical Garden, and since 1987, he has been a curator there. He is the author of five books and 296 papers on mosses and currently is working on the fourth (and final) part of the Moss Flora of Central America. His primary research interest is floristics, and he is currently working on part three of the Moss Flora of Central America. while continuing to pursue revisionary studies on a wide range of moss groups. His interest in Maine can be attributed to his paternal grandparents. Ruth Theresia Eriksson Allen (1883-1970) and Frank Leonard Allen (1884-1966). who owned and operated the Boothbay Studios Slimmer School of Art from 1918 until 1943. He has been a nearly lifelong summer resident of Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
The Erpodiaceae (Bryophyta) is a family of very small to small, pleurocarpous mosses most closely related to the Orthotrichaceae. Mosses in the Erpodiaceae are found mainly in drier areas of the tropical and subtropical regions of the world. Five ge...
The mosses of Maine, families Sphagnaceae through Timmiaceae, are keyed, illustrated, and described in detail. Within this volume, 23 famiiles, 72 genera, and 231 species are treated.
"Joyful" was Bruce Allen's experience working on Maine Mosses, a project born nearly four decades ago. This is the second and final volume of this series, with a large majority of species belonging to one of the largest moss groups in the world: the...
If you are "captivated by the beauty and diversity of these small plants," just as Allen is, then you will want to reserve space on your shelf or backpack for this amazing two-volume set. These are the quintessential guides if you are familiar with ...