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Field Studies Council (FSC)

FSC run a wide variety of Natural History courses at their field centres spread throughout the nicer parts of England and Wales.

FSC also publish identification handbooks (including the highly accessible "AIDGAP" series) and they have taken over the professional-level "Synopses of the British Fauna" from the Linnean Society. They also act as agents for the Royal Entomological Society Handbooks (also professional level).

Some FSC publications are downloadable under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works licence.

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BSBI & OPAL Guide to duckweeds
Dobson, F. Guide to Rocky Shore Lichens
Field Studies Field Studies
Legg, G. & Farr-Cox, G., 2016 Illustrated key to the British False Scorpions (Pseudoscorpions)
Naylor, E. & Brandt, A., 2015 British Marine Isopods
Rowson, B., Turner, J., Anderson, R. & Symondson, B., 2014 Slugs of Britain and Ireland
Price, D. & Bersweden, L., 2013 A Winter trees: a photographic guide to common trees and shrubs
Hubble, D., 2012 Keys to the adults of Seed and Leaf Beetles of the British Isles. (Coleoptera: Bruchidae, Orsodacnidae, Megalopodidae & Chrysomelidae)
Schuchert, P., 2012 Athecate hydroids and their medusae
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2011 British Plant Galls
Bamber, 2010 Sea-Spiders (Pycnogonida) of the north-east Atlantic
Macadam, C. & Bennett, C., 2010 A Pictorial Guide to the British Ephemeroptera
Richards, R., 2010 Guide to Harvestmen of the British Isles
Barber, A.D., 2009 Centipedes
MacGowan, I. & Rotheray, G., 2008 British Lonchaeidae
Southward, A.J., 2008 Barnacles
Hopkin, S.P., 2007 A Key to the Collembola (Springtails) of Britain and Ireland
Hillyard, P.D., 2005 Harvestmen (ed 3)
Southward, E.C. & Campbell, A.C., 2005 Echinoderms
Gotto, V., 2004 Commensal and parasitic copepods associated with marine invertebrates (and whales) (2nd ed)
Ingle, R.W. & Christiansen, M.E., 2004 Lobsters, Mud Shrimps and Anomuran Crabs
Killeen I., Aldridge D. & Oliver G., 2004 Freshwater Bivalves of the British Isles
Barber, A.D., 2003 A Guide to the Identification of British Centipedes
Cameron, R., 2003 Land Snails in the British Isles
Redfern, M. & Shirley, P., 2002 British Plant Galls - Identification of galls on plants and fungi
Wolseley, P., James, P. & Alexander, D., 2002 Key to Lichens on Twigs
Unwin, D., 2001 A Key to the Families of British Bugs (Insecta, Hemiptera)
May, A. & Panter, J., 2000 A guide to the identification of deciduous broad-leaved trees and shrubs in winter
Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S., 1999 Cheilostomatous Bryozoans, Part 2: Hippothooidae - Celleporoidea (2nd ed)
Chambers, S.J. & Muir, A.L., 1998 Polychaetes: British Chrysopetaloidea, Pisionoidea and Aphroditoidea
Hayward, P.J. & Ryland, J.S., 1998 Cheilostomatous Bryozoa: 1 Aeteoidea-Cribrillinoidea: notes for the identification of the British Species (2nd ed)
Warwick, R.M., Platt, H.M. & Somerfield, P.J., 1998 Free Living British Nematodes, Part 3: Monohysterids
Plant, C.W., 1997 A Key to the Adults of British Lacewings and their allies
Bebbington, A. & J., 1996 Describing Flowers
Hillyard, P.D., 1996 Ticks of North-West Europe
Huys, R., Gee, J.M., Moore, C.G. & Hamond, R., 1996 Marine and Brackish Water Harpacticoid Copepods, Part 1.
Cornelius, P.F.S., 1995 North-West European Thecate Hydroids and their Medusae
Gibson, R., 1994 Nemerteans (2nd ed)
Smaldon, G., Holthius, L.B. & Fransen, C.H.J.M., 1994 Coastal Shrimps and Prawns: Keys and Notes for Identification of the Species
Wheeler, A. (Illust: Stebbing, P.), 1994 Field Key to the Shore Fishes of the British Isles
Angel, M.V., 1993 Marine Planktonic Ostracods
Gotto, V., 1993 Commensal and parasitic copepods associated with marine invertebrates (and whales)
Oliver, P.G. & Meechan, C.J., 1993 Woodlice: Keys and Notes for the Identification of the Species
Hopkin, S., 1991 A Key to the Woodlice of Britain & Ireland
Skidmore, P., 1991 Insects of the British Cow-Dung Community
Wright, A., 1990 British Sawflies: a key to the adults of genera occurring in Britain
Hillyard, P.D. & Sankey, J.H.P., 1989 Harvestmen (ed 2)
Jones-Walters, L.M., 1989 Keys to the Families of British Spiders
Friday, L.E., 1988 Key to the Adults of British Water Beetles
Crothers, J. & M., 1987 A Key to the Crabs and Crab-like Animals of British Inshore Waters
Tilling, S.M., 1987 A Key to the major groups of British Terrestrial Invertebrates
Croft, P.S., 1986 A Key to the major groups of British Freshwater Invertebrates
Hiscock, S., 1986 A Field Key to the British Red Seaweeds
Willmer, P., 1985 Bees, Ants and Wasps: A key to genera of the British Aculeates
Unwin, D.M., 1984 A Key to the Families of British Beetles
Cameron, R.A.D., Jackson, N. & Eversham, B., 1983 A Field Key to the Slugs of the British Isles
Haslam S, Sinker, C., Wolseley, P., 1982 British Water Plants
Unwin, D.M., 1981 A Key to the Families of British Diptera
Hiscock, S., 1979 A Field Key to the British Brown Seaweeds
Corbet, S.A., 1973 An Illustrated Introduction to the Testate Rhizopods in Sphagnum, with special reference to the area around Malham, Yorkshire
Gough, H.J., 1971 A Preliminary Survey of the Collembola of Skokholm
James, B.L., 1968 The Distribution and Keys to Species in the Family Littorinidae and of their Digenean Parasites in the Region of Dale, Pembrokeshire
Hopkins, C.L., 1961 A Key to the Water Mites (Hydracarina) of the Flatford Area


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Synopses of the British Fauna page
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