152,402 species and infraspecific names are in the database, 20,729 images, 58,856 bibliographic items, 392,288 distributional records.


Mike Guiry

Michael Guiry is the Founder and Director of the AlgaeBase project. He is a graduate of University College Cork and the University of London, and has carried out research at the University of Portsmouth in England, the University of Melbourne in Australia, and St Francis Xavier University in Canada. He has published over 200 papers on various aspects of seaweeds, freshwater and terrestrial algae. His professional interests are in algal databasing, taxonomy and systematics, and in the sustainable use of seaweed resources worldwide. He was the recipient of the 2010 Award of Excellence of the Phycological Society of America for his contributions to algal research and communication.

Wendy Guiry

Wendy Guiry is the principal collaborator on the AlgaeBase project. A graduate of University College, Cork, she has taught in London, and worked as a translator/abstractor for Information Retrieval Ltd. Wendy has been a Research Assistant at NUI, Galway since 1979, and has worked on the AlgaeBase project since 2000.

(Photo: courtesy of M.J. Wynne)

Salvador Valenzuela Miranda

Salvador is an ardent worker on Algaebase. He has been entering all the literature from the Iberian Peninsula and the Islas Canarias, and now has responsibility for the diatom lists for Europe and North America. He lives in Madrid, Spain.

Anders Langangen

Anders Langangen

Anders is an expert on the Charophyceae, and has spent many hours working on improving the entries and the literature on the charophytes. He lives in Oslo, Norway.





David Garbary

David Garbary

David has wide-ranging interests in seaweed systematics, evolution and ecology. He is currently contributing to AlgaeBase by ensuring that gaps in poorly represented phycological journals are filled. This contribution emphasizes literature in journals not covered by Web of Knowledge. He lives in Antigonish, Canada.

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