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. 

Follow us on Facebook or Twitter @ABLSlichenbryo. 


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

  • This is a reminder that ABLS student research proposals for summer 2017 are DUE FEBRUARY 1. 
  • Some reminders:
    • 1. Either the graduate student applicant, or the advisor of an undergraduate student applicant, must be an ABLS member when the proposal is submitted.
    • 2. A 2016 or earlier recipient is eligible to submit a proposal, but your report from the past award must be on file with the Secretary (swwolf@wisc.edu) when the proposal is submitted.
  • Registration info for the 2017 Tuckerman workshop (27 March - 31 March) to be held in Alabama is now posted here
  • June 2016- Congratulations to the new officers:
President-Elect: Catherine La Farge
Student Member-at-Large: Theresa Clark
 Newly appointed EC member:
Chair of the Financial Advisory Committee: James Bennett

        • Biomechanics episode of the lichen and bryophyte podcast now available here!


        • Student research awards are now posted here