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Two new sets of resources are now available on the website.
Species Descriptions of UK lichens written in straight-forward language.
The lichen Species Descriptions are available as downloadable pdf files for use offline on computer, tablet or phone as well as while as online. Their straight-forward language makes them accessible to all. The first descriptions released are a bit of a mixture, but we hope to concentrate on the most common species over the next few months.
Lichenicolous fungi information including descriptions of some fungi occurring in the UK.
The Lichenicolous Fungi page aims to be a repository for:
- Keys to lichenicolous fungi on specific hosts.
- Guides to lichenicolous fungi on some widespread hosts.
- Descriptions of individual lichenicolous fungi.
The International Association of Lichenology 9 meeting is all online this summer - from August 1st to 6th 2021 - meaning many people from around the world will be able to attend. Registration fees do apply for all attendees, and the British Lichen Society and the IAL are generously sponsoring a number of awards to help defray these costs for those who wish to apply. You will need to be a member of either or both of the societies to be awarded a grant.
A new set of distribution maps for Britain and Ireland was produced at the end of November 2020 and these are now on the BLS website. They can be accessed from the Species and Maps page in the Resources section. Please let us know of any errors or omissions - email email@example.com.
Work on revising the Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland is going well and the first section of the new work, Revisions of British and Irish Lichens, is now available on the BLS website.
Dear British Lichen Society Members,
In these unprecedented times, I would like to offer you an update on the British Lichen Society’s response to the pandemic, but also offer you some good news and a little call-to-arms.
Our next AGM will be held on Saturday 1st February 2020, as part of the British Lichen Conference at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. The conference will start with a reception and poster exhibition on the Friday evening, followed by a lecture and then dinner for those who have booked in advance. The lecture will be by Prof. Peter Crittenden, who is retiring this year as Editor in Chief of the Lichenologist, on "Toughing it out: lichen ecology and a life in lichen research".