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American Bryological and Lichenological Society!



The American Bryological and Lichenological Society (ABLS) was founded in 1898. Our organization is devoted to the scientific study of all aspects of the biology of bryophytes and lichen-forming fungi and is one of the nation's oldest botanical organizations. Membership is open to all persons (professionals and amateurs) with interest in these organisms.

We have a wide variety of links to lichen and bryophyte information, journals, and publications, including our official publications the Bryologist and Evansia. We have a variety of grants to help support bryophyte and lichen research. 

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Registration is now open on the Botany Conference site for the 27-31 July, 
2019 ABLS annual meeting in Arizona. Click here to register.

Abstract submission, meeting registration, and housing reservations for ABLS 2019 meeting
with Botany 2019 at Starr Pass Rexort, Tucson, AZ, July 27-31 are through that linked website o.
Abstracts are due by midnight May 31. TAKE NOTE: you MUST submit an abstract and register
ONLY ON THE BOTANY 2019 WEB SITE; no ABLS site will allow you to do this. You
MUST create your own “Botany” Conference ID to submit and register. 

ABLS meets with Botany 2019 at Starr Pass, Tucson, AZ, July 27-31, 2019
Details as of March 14, 2019

The Botany 2019 web site http://2019.botanyconference.org/ is where you register for the
meeting, submit an abstract, and book housing. All are open now. Housing is primarily at the
Marriot Starr Pass Resort, with prices somewhat to notably (for students only) lower than for
most convention center hotels linked with the 2015-2017 ABLS meetings. Abstract submission
closes April 1; early registration closes May 31. There’s no clear date for how long the special
conference housing rates are available (only when booked through the Botany 2019 web site),
but later than May 31 seems likely.

Continental breakfast each day and the all-society mixer Wednesday evening are covered in
registration. There are an on-site upscale restaurant for dinner, a barbeque restaurant and a
takeout marketplace for lunch and dinner, a poolside restaurant and a Starbucks for lunch; some
are open for full breakfast. All are described on the resort web site
https://www.marriott.com/hotels/hotel-photos/tussp-jw-marriott-tucson-starr-pass-resort-and-spa/

There are many restaurants in Tucson proper, that is ~5 miles away.
REMINDER - students wishing to apply for travel support from ABLS must submit an abstract
(talk or poster) specifically for the "Bryology and Lichenology" contributed talk or poster
sessions that are cosponsored by ABLS.

Some field trips are listed, though not yet lichen/bryophyte trips, that will be posted soon. Field
trip costs are not listed and signup is not open yet. ABLS will have some kind of society banquet
or social get-together Tuesday evening and the all-members business meeting on Wednesday
evening. Details for both are still being worked out.


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Contact James Lendemer <jlendemer@nybg.org> for info about the 2019 Tuckerman workshop to be held 5–10 September in Sleeping Giant Provincial Park, Ontario, CA


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