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The BRYOLAB is a part of the Department of Biology and Ecology, at the University of Ostrava, Czech Republic.

Our website provides visitors with information about the BRYOLAB, our staff and students, and our works. Our mission is to conduct research in systematic bryology and ecology of bryophytes to advance fundamental scientific knowledge and to educate graduate and undergraduate students to become science professionals.

We are working group focused recently on taxonomy, phylogeny and ecology of bryophytes, particularly of epiphytic mosses from the genus Orthotrichum.

The Herbarium (OSTR) contains approximately 10 000 specimens of bryophytes. Our field investigations in all continents are an essential part of enlarging the collection. The data are available for search.