Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland

Taxonomic Group (English)
Flowering plants & ferns
Taxonomic Group (Scientific)
Scheme Organiser
Kevin Walker
Email Address

57 Walton Road, Shirehampton, Bristol, BS11 9TA

About the scheme

The Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland is for everyone who is interested in the flora of Britain and Ireland. We welcome both professional and amateur members. The society is the biggest and most active organisation devoted to the study of botany in Britain, Ireland, the Channel Isles and the Isle of Man.

Record Cards / Digital Recording Form


Stace Clive A, Preston Christopher D., Pearman David A. (2015) Hybrid flora of the British Isles. Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland, Bristol .
Newton A., Randall R. D. (2004) Atlas of British and Irish brambles. Botanical Society of the British Isles., London .
Preston Christopher D., Pearman David A., Dines T.D. (2002) New Atlas of the British & Irish Flora. Oxford University Press, Oxford .
Jermy Anthony C, Arnold Henry R, Farrell Lynne, Perring Franklyn H. (1978) Atlas of ferns of the British Isles. Botanical Society of the British Isles and British Pteridological Society, London .
Perring Franklyn H., Walters S M. (1968) Critical supplement to the atlas of the British flora. Nelson, London .
Perring Franklyn H., Walters S M. (1962) Atlas of the British flora. Nelson, London .


Boyd Robin J., Powney Gary D., Burns Fiona, Danet Alain, Duchenne François, Grainger Matthew J., Jarvis Susan G., Martin Gabrielle, Nilsen Erlend B., Porcher Emmanuelle, Stewart Gavin B., Wilson Oliver J., Pescott Oliver L. (2022) ROBITT: A tool for assessing the risk-of-bias in studies of temporal trends in ecology. Methods in Ecology and Evolution, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, n/a,
Leaney Bob, Parmenter Jo, Pescott Oli (2021) Eremopoa persica (Trin.) Roshev. (Persian meadow-grass) re-found in Britain after a 60-year absence. BSBI News, Botanical Society of Britain \& Ireland, 148, 47-50
August Tom A., Pescott Oliver L., Joly Alexis, Bonnet Pierre (2020) AI Naturalists Might Hold the Key to Unlocking Biodiversity Data in Social Media Imagery. Patterns, , 1,
Maskell Lindsay C., Henrys Peter, Pescott Oliver L., Smart Simon M. (2020) Long-term trends in the distribution, abundance and impact of native “injurious” weeds. Applied Vegetation Science, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, 23, 635-647
Pescott Oliver L., Jitlal Mark (2020) Reassessing the observational evidence for nitrogen deposition impacts in acid grassland: spatial Bayesian linear models indicate small and ambiguous effects on species richness. PeerJ, , 8, e9070
Pescott O. L., Powney G. P., Walker K. J. (2019) Developing a Bayesian species occupancy/abundance indicator for the UK National Plant Monitoring Scheme. , , Wallingford ,
Hayhow D.B., Eaton M.A., Stanbury A.J., Burns F., Kirby W.B., Bailey N., Beckmann B., Bedford J., Boersch-Supan P.H., Coomber F., Dennis E.B., Dolman S.J., Dunn E., Hall J., Harrower C., Hatfield J.H., Hawley J., Haysom K., Hughes J., Johns D.G., Mathews F., McQuatters-Gollop A., Noble D.G., Outhwaite C.L., Pearce-Higgins J.W., Pescott O.L., Powney G.D., Symes N. (2019) State of nature 2019. , State of Nature Partnership, ,
Pescott Oliver L., Humphrey Thomas A., Stroh Peter A., Walker Kevin J. (2019) Temporal changes in distributions and the species atlas: how can British and Irish plant data shoulder the inferential burden?. British \& Irish Botany, Botanical Society of Britain \& Ireland, 1, 250-282
Pescott Oliver L., Walker Kevin J., Harris Felicity, New Hayley, Cheffings Christine M., Newton Niki, Jitlal Mark, Redhead John, Smart Simon M., Roy David B. (2019) The design, launch and assessment of a new volunteer-based plant monitoring scheme for the United Kingdom. PLOS ONE, , 14, e0215891
Pescott O. L., Walker K. J., Jitlal M, Smart S. M., Maskell Lindsay C., Schmucki R., J. Day, C. Amos, K Peck, A. Robinson, Roy David B. (2019) The National Plant Monitoring Scheme: A Technical Review. , , ,