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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.


Are you an ABLS Student Member, and planning to attend Botany 2023 in person? ABLS can help cover your travel costs! Please contact the Treasurer (abls[dot]treasurer[at]gmail[dot]com) for more information!


ABLS Annual General Meeting 2023 - early registration ends May 31st!!

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

July 22-26, 2023

Don't forget to sign up for the ABLS Dinner!

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.



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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