Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (VENEZUELA: Amazonas, Bolivar, Delta Amacuro; GUYANA, SURINAM, FRENCH GUIANA). V. Funk, T. Hollowell, P. Berry, C. Kelloff, and S.N. Alexander. 2007. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium. Volume 55: 1-584. [PDF download]
Update to the Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield (2007), comprising more than 700 additions, corrections, and synonymies.
Feuillet, C. 2009. Checklist of the Plants of the Guiana Shield, 1. An Update to the Angiosperms. J. Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 3(2): 799-814. [PDF download]
Clarke, H.D., V. Funk and T. Hollowell. 2001. Using checklists and collections data to investigate plant diversity. I: A comparative checklist of the plant diversity of the Iwokrama Forest, Guyana. Sida Botanical Miscellany 21 (Updated 8 August 2008) [PDF download]
Structure and diversity of a riparian forest at Kaieteur National Park, Guyana.
Carol Kelloff. 2008. J.Bot. Res. Inst. Texas 2(1):521-545. [PDF download]
Phytogeography of the Kaieteur Falls,Potaro Plateau, Guyana: floral distributions and affinities.
Carol Kelloff and V.A. Funk. 2004. Journal of Biogeography 31: 501–513. [PDF download]
The Use of Biodiversity Data in Developing Kaieteur National Park, Guyana.
Kelloff, C.L. 2003. Contributions to the Study of Biological Diversity 1: 1-44. University of Guyana. [PDF download]
Preliminary Checklist of the Plants of Kaieteur National Park, Guyana.
Kelloff, C.L. and V.A. Funk. 1998. Biological Diversity of the Guianas Program, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC.
Checklist of Freshwater Fishes of the Guiana Shield. Richard P. Vari, Carl J. Ferraris, Jr., Aleksandar Radosavljevic, and Vicki A. Funk
Published 10 September 2009
Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington, Number 17.
(PDF format, size: 46.8 MB)
Charles J. Cole, Carol R. Townsend, Robert P. Reynolds, Ross D. MacCulloch, and Amy Lathrop (2012) Amphibians and reptiles of Guyana, South America: illustrated keys, annotated species accounts, and a biogeographic synopsis. Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington: January 2013, Vol. 125, No. 4, pp. 317-578. https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X-125.4.317 [PDF download of Table of Contents][PDF download of text only]
Checklist of the Terrestrial Vertebrates of the Guiana Shield. Tom Hollowell and Robert P. Reynolds, Editors
Published 21 December 2005
Bulletin of the Biological Society of Washington, Number 13. [PDF download]
A Field Checklist of the Birds of Guyana. Contributed by Michael J. Braun, Davis W. Finch, Mark B. Robbins, and Brian K. Schmidt. Printed in hard copy as a compact field guide (second edition printed in 2007). [PDF download]
This "Checklist of Lichenized Fungi" was contributed by H.J.M. Sipman (B) in June 1996 and updated in March 1997 and August 1999. It is an edited and updated version of a published list (Hekking, W.H.A. & Sipman, H.J.M. 1988: The lichens reported from the Guianas before 1987. Willdenowia 17: 193-228), with additions and corrections current up to August 1999.
Since the March 1997 issue (432 species) the list has increased to 590 species. The increase is mainly due to publications on foliicolous lichens by Lücking and Sipman. The selection of species for the list is somewhat arbitrary, like before, based on what the author considers as a reliable reports. For literature references and further, probably less reliably recorded species, please contact the author at hsipmanzed at fu-berlin.de.
Only recently published or confirmed species are listed. Over 100 additional species are reported in the literature, which need confirmation. Others have been recently observed but are not yet published and therefore not included. Particularly underrepresented are some common but poorly-understood groups, for which few reliable records are available, e.g., Graphidaceae.
The taxonomical arrangement largely follows Systema Ascomycetum. Deviations reflect personal opinions of the author. The families, genera, and species are arranged alphabetically. Distribution within the Guianas is indicated by a letter code: G = Guyana, S = Surinam, FG = French Guiana.
This checklist was produced independently of the "Checklist of the Plants of the Guianas" (Boggan et al. 1992, 1997). For more detailed information, and for additions and corrections, contact
H. Sipman, Botanischer Garten und Botanisches Museum Berlin-Dahlem, Königin Luise Strasse 6-8, D-14191 Berlin, Germany FRG.
Email: h.sipman at bgbm.org .
Checklist of Lichenized Fungi of the Guianas [PDF download]
by Harrie Sipman
Key to the Lichen Genera of the Guianas [PDF download]
by Harrie Sipman. (Useful for the lichens of the Amazon basin in general.)
Key to the Cladoniaceae of the Guianas [PDF download]
by Ted Ahti and Harrie Sipman
The BDG has worked with the University of Guyana (UG) to raise funds, and these efforts resulted in the foundation in 1992 of the Centre for the Study of Biological Diversity (CSBD) at the University of Guyana. CSBD is a non-governmental organization (NGO) dedicated to the study, documentation and conservation of nature. The Centre houses a herbarium, a zoological collection, a small library, a GIS Centre, staff offices, and some exhibit space. Personnel include the Interim Manager, a GIS specialist, a Secretary/Receptionist, and a cleaning person as well as three UG staff who periodically work with the collections. A complete set of all organisms collected through the Centre's programs is deposited in the Centre, a second set in the Smithsonian's US National Herbarium, and exchange material is distributed among over 50 institutions worldwide. The Centre is now a key vehicle within Guyana for the development of a full range of education, research and training programs consistent with Guyana's effort to conserve and manage its rich biodiversity on a sustainable basis. The Smithsonian Institution's Biological Diversity of the Guiana Shield Program (BDG) coordinates its activities with the Centre, colleagues in Guyana and numerous international organizations and NGOs.
The establishment and continuing operation of the Centre and its research and educational activities has been facilitated by the Smithsonian Institution's Biological Diversity of the Guiana Shield Program. Several organizations have also given their assistance, including USAID, Aroaima Mining, Conservation International, the Iwokrama International Rainforest Programme, the Royal Bank of Canada with the World Wildlife Fund - Canada, the Smithsonian Man and the Biosphere Programs, the Smithson Society, the Treaty of Amazonian Cooperation (UNDP), and the World Bank Global Environmental Facility.
Biodiversity and Conservation Studies in Guyana: 1, 2, and 3. DaSilva, P., V. Funk & C. Kelloff (editors), December 2005. Contributions to the Study of Biological Diversity, vol. 2: 1-78.
(This volume was published by the Centre for the Study of Biological Diversity in Guyana; the authors were several recent graduates of the University of Guyana.)
Plant Community Structure, Fire Disturbance, and Recovery in Mangrove Swamps of the Waini Peninsula, Guyana. Tom Hollowell, 2009. Contributions to the Study of Biological Diversity, vol. 3: 1-166.