Thomas Potts James (1803–1882) was an American botanist and bryologist.He made important contributions to the study of bryophytes (mosses, liverworts, and hornworts). He wrote the section on mosses and liverworts in William Darlington's Flora Cestrica (1853).
James married Isabella Batchelder on 3 December 1851.Isabella went on to become the president of the Pennsylvania Freedmen's Commission.
The Marchantiophyta are a division of non-vascular land plants commonly referred to as hepatics or liverworts. Like mosses and hornworts, they have a gametophyte-dominant life cycle, in which cells of the plant carry only a single set of genetic information.
William Starling Sullivant was an early American botanist recognized as the foremost authority on bryophytes in the United States.
Thomas Robertson Sim was a botanist, bryologist, botanical artist and Conservator of Forests in Natal, best known for his monumental work The Forests and Forest Flora of the Colony of the Cape of Good Hope which appeared in 1907. He was the eldest of five children of John Sim (1824–1901), a noted bryologist and Isabella Thomson Robertson (1823-).
Bryology is the branch of botany concerned with the scientific study of bryophytes. Bryologists are people who have an active interest in observing, recording, classifying or researching bryophytes. The field is often studied along with lichenology due to the similar appearance and ecological niche of the two organisms, even though bryophytes and lichens are not classified in the same kingdom.
William Darlington was an American physician, botanist, and politician who served as a Democratic-Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives for Pennsylvania's 2nd congressional district from 1819 to 1823.
Henry Shoemaker Conard was a leading authority on bryophytes and water lilies, as well as an early advocate of environmental preservation. From 1906 to 1955, Professor Conard worked at Grinnell College in Grinnell, Iowa. In 1954, he became the first to receive the Eminent Ecologist Award from the Ecological Society of America, an award that has continued annually ever since.
Theodor Carl (Karl) Julius Herzog was a German bryologist and phytogeographer. This botanist is denoted by the author abbreviation Herz. when citing a botanical name.
Victor Félix Schiffner was an Austrian bryologist specializing in the study of hepatics.
Karl Gustav Limpricht was a German schoolteacher and bryologist. His son, Hans Wolfgang Limpricht, was a botanical collector in China.
Carolyn Wilson Harris was vice president of the Sullivant Moss Society during 1904–1905 and charge of the Lichen Department from 1901 to 1905. She also wrote many articles on various lichen genera and species. She was known for being an indefatigable worker, and did much to popularize the study of lichens; her help was always given freely and cheerfully to those who applied to her for assistance in their studies.
Abel Joel Grout (1867–1947) was an American bryologist, an expert on pleurocarpous mosses, and founding member of the Sullivant Moss Society.
Lois Clark (1884-1967) was an American botanist, bryologist, and professor who studied plants of the Northwestern United States, particularly the genus Frullania. She taught at the University of Idaho and the University of Washington. The standard author abbreviation L.Clark is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.
Margaret Sibella Brown was a Canadian bryologist specializing in mosses and liverworts native to Nova Scotia. Although lacking formal scientific training, she has been recognized for her contributions to bryology and as an authority on the mosses and liverworts of Nova Scotia. Samples she collected are now housed at major herbaria in North America and Europe.
Howard Alvin Crum was an American botanist dedicated to the study of mosses, and was a renowned expert on the North American bryoflora.
Alexander William Evans was a botanist, bryologist, and mycologist that specialized in the flora of Connecticut.
Robert Statham Williams was an American bryologist who specialized in the mosses of the Yukon and South America. The standard author abbreviation R.S.Williams is used to indicate this person as the author when citing a botanical name.
George Newton Best was an American bryologist, expert on moss taxonomy, and second president of the Sullivant Moss Society.
Theodore Christian Frye was an American botany professor and one of the world's leading experts on bryology.
Wilfred "Wilf" Borden Schofield was a Canadian botanist, specializing in mosses and liverworts. He was considered by many "the foremost bryologist in Canada".
Paul Leslie Redfearn Jr. (1926–2018) was an American professor of botany, specializing in mosses and liverworts. He was the president of the American Bryological and Lichenological Society from 1971 to 1973. He was the mayor of Springfield, Missouri from 1978 to 1981.