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.
Congratulations to our 2023 Award Winners!!
2023 Student Field Research Awards
Anderson & Crum Bryology: Katherine Gale and Daniel Tucker
Culberson & Hale Lichenology: Andrea Goss and Katrina Cruickshanks
Sullivant Award Bryology: Marta Nieto-Lugilde, Sean Robinson, Blanka Aguero, Aaron Duffy, Karn Imwattana, Kristian Hassel, Kjell Ivar Flatberg, Hans K. Stenøien, Anna V. Shkurko, Vladimir E. Fedosov and A. Jonathan Shaw. Morphological-molecular incongruence in Sphagnum majus ssp. majus and ssp. norvegicum. (Contact person: Marta Nieto-Lugilde)
Tuckermann Award Lichenology: Paul Diederich, Ana M. Millanes, Javier Etayo, Pieter P. G. van den Boom and Mats Wedin. Finding the needle in the haystack: a revision of Crittendenia, a surprisingly diverse lichenicolous genus of Agaricostilbomycetes, Pucciniomycotina. (Contact person: Paul Diederich)
A. J. Sharp Award for Best Student Presentation at the Conference in Lichenology or Bryology: Blair Young. Runner up Carly Russell. All of the student presentations were fantastic - congratulations to all.
ABLS Annual General Meeting 2023
Thanks to all who attended the Botany/ABLS meeting in Boise, ID! It was so fun to see all of you! Meeting minutes will be posted soon.
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.
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