What is AlgaeBase?
AlgaeBase is a database of information on algae that includes terrestrial, marine and freshwater organisms. At present, the data for the marine algae, particularly seaweeds, are the most complete. For convenience, we have included the sea-grasses, even though they are flowering plants.
Copyright and Intellectual Copyright
Copyright and other intellectual property rights worldwide are claimed by M.D. Guiry and AlgaeBase Ltd, a private limited company limited by shares registered in Ireland (Compnay No. 498782).
Funding and sponsorship
Ocean Harvest Ltd kindly subvents AlgaeBase annually and AlgaeBase licenses its data to other websites to support its activities.
Many organisations and people have, funded supported and contributed to AlgaeBase since its small beginnings on 20 March 1996. A full list is here.
Programming is by Pier Kuipers, Caoilte Guiry, and Michael Guiry. Jonathan Guthrie now of Treefrog Interactive Inc was instrumental in earlier versions of the system.
Please bookmark www.algaebase.ORG rather than www.algaebase.COM. The latter leads to a site that has nothing to do with us.
You can put in permanent links to AlgaeBase on your site like this: http://www.algaebase.org/search/?genus=genusname http://www.algaebase.org/search/?genus=genusname&species=speciesname http://www.algaebase.org/search/?species=genusname%20speciesname Each one of these URLs will search for whatever you put in.
Cite AlgaeBase as: Guiry, M.D. & Guiry, G.M. 2014. AlgaeBase. World-wide electronic publication, National University of Ireland, Galway. http://www.algaebase.org; searched on 07 March 2014.
Many people at NUI, Galway contributed to AlgaeBase. In particular, Ms Eilís Nic Dhonnacha in the period 1996-97 and 1999-2005; Dr Fabio Rindi (1999-2006), Dr Robert Wilkes, Mr Andy Taylor, Ms Sandy Lawson, Dr Róisín Nash, and Ms Liz Moran. We are very grateful to all of them.
AlgaeBase is often a compromise of taxonomic opinions that may or may not reflect your particular conclusions. It is also a work in progress, and is thus incomplete. Please note that AlgaeBase is purely meant as an aid to taxonomic studies and not a definitive source in its own right. You should always check the information included prior to use.