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ABLS is an organization 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.


Call for Student Field Research Grant Applications!!

Due March 1, 2023

Find more info on our Grants Page.


ABLS Annual General Meeting 2023

ABLS will be meeting with the Botany Conference in Boise, ID

July 22-26, 2023

Find the conference website here.

Check out our new Lichen videos!!

We have a new link under the "Lichenology" tab called Videos! Learn how to perform chemical spot tests on lichens in our latest channel.

If you are interested in contributing/sharing lichen or bryophyte videos, please contact the Webmaster.

ABLS Annual General Meeting 2022

Thanks to all members who attended the 2022 ABLS AGM on zoom!

We shared some information on new directions for the society, and had some great discussions.

Meeting minutes will be posted soon!



Lichenology is the study of symbiotic associations between primarily an alga (or cyanobacterium) and a filamentous fungus.

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Bryology is the study of nonvascular plants including mosses, liverworts and hornworts.

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