BLS Publications

The Society publishes a twice-yearly Bulletin and a refereed journal, The Lichenologist - click on their names for details.

Other publications are listed below and orders for these should be sent, with their catalogue number, to: Richmond Publishing Co. Ltd., The Cottage, Allerds Road, Slough, SL2 3TJ. Tel: +44 (0)1753 643104; Fax: +44 (0)1753 646553; Email: rpc@richmond.co.uk.

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Catalogue No.: 18

A Field Guide to Lichens on Trees

Frank S. Dobson (2013)

A guide to around 500 species, with 96 colour photographs. In the same format as Cat. No. 16.

Price
Price: BLS members £15.0; non-members £17.00
Postage & packing: £3.50 UK; £6.50 Europe
Catalogue No.: 21

Wall Chart - Lichens on Trees

Claire Dalby (2010)

A beautifully illustrated wall chart  produced by artist Claire Dalby.  A1 size (80cm wide x 60cm high) and features over 40 species in colour, nomenclature updated to 2010. 
 

Price
Price: £5.00 per poster; £4.00 per poster for purchases of 8 or more
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Catalogue No.: 22

Wall Chart - Lichens of Rocky Seashores

Claire Dalby (2010)

A beautifully illustrated wall chart produced by artist Claire Dalby.  A1 size (80cm wide x 60cm high) and features over 40 species in colour, nomenclature updated to 2010. 

Price
Price: £5.00 per poster, £4.00 per poster for of 8 or more
Postage & packing: (for one or two posters) £6.50 UK; £7.00 Europe
Parmelia CD - cover
Catalogue No.: 23

Parmelia identification CD-Rom

BLS (1997)

Although the nomenclature has been superceded, this CD provides a useful range of photographs and other information for identification.

Price
Price: BLS members: £5.00; non-members £7.00
Postage & packing: £2.00 UK; £5.00 Europe
Dobson Lichens 6th Edition - Cover
Catalogue No.: 31

Lichens – An Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species

Frank S. Dobson (6th edition 2011). 496pp.

The latest enlarged edition of this popular book provides an invaluable guide to identifying the British and Irish species, both for the beginner and the more advanced lichenologist. With detailed air pollution references and distribution maps, it offers the environmentalist and ecologist a concise work of reference, compact enough to be used in the field.
This 6th edition has been revised to conform with the nomenclature of Smith et al (2009) ‘The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland' and more recent changes. Over 160 additional species to the previous edition have been added so over 1,000 species are now treated.
Entries usually consist of a description of each species, a photograph, notes on habitat, chemical tests, line drawings to clarify the description and a distribution map giving three date separations. 
There is an enlarged generic key and a much extended section on sterile species. A generic synopsis is included to assist the more experienced lichenologist. 

The paperback edition is now out of print (a new edition is expected within the next two years) but a small number of hardback copies are available at the paperback price of £35.00.

Price
Price: Hardback £35.00
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