Welcome to the official website of the 
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. 

Be sure to check out our newest feature, the Lichen and Bryophyte Podcastscovering the latest news in bryology and lichenology. 

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...................................RECENT NEWS ...................................

Registration is now open on the ABLS member services site for the 12-16 August, 2018 ABLS annual meeting in Colorado. Click here to register.


2018 International Symbiosis Society Congress
July 15-20, 2018 • CH2M HILL Alumni Center
Oregon State University, Corvallis, Oregon USA

Including Keynote Speaker: Toby Spribille – University of Alberta, Canada 

More info here .... 


Registration for the 2018 Crum Workshop (May 27-June 1, 2018) 

to be held in Asheville, North Carolina is posted here.


Registration info for the 2018 Tuckerman workshop 
(26 April - 1 May) to be held in Pennsylvania is now posted here

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