In 2019 IAB will honor bryologists for their contributions and leadership to bryology and to bryodiversity research as well as grant funds for bryological research. Awards and prizes will be presented at the upcoming meeting in Madrid, in July 2019. All submissions and nominations are accepted via on-line forms, which are password protected. Starting January 1, 2019, adjudications committees will be accepting nominations for:
- the Richard Spruce Award, for who important contributions to bryology, within the first 25 years of their career (dated from their first bryological publication). The award committee is chaired by Lars Söderström, and is further composed of Hironori Deguchi and Alison Downing. Submit nominations at http://bryology.org/iab-spruce-award-nominations-2019/ using the password Spruce2019.
- the Hattori Prizefor the best paper or series of papers in the previous two years. The award committee is chaired by Yelitza Leon (with Norris Salazar), committee members: Nils Cronberg, Javier Martinez and Masaki Shimamura. Submit nominations at http://bryology.org/iab-hattori-prize-nominations-2019/ using the password Hattori2019.
- the Riclef Grolle Awardfor the excellence of in bryodiversity research in developing countries. The award committee is chaired by Dr. William Buck (NY), and includes Dr. Hiroyuki Akiyama and Rosa Maria Ros. Submit nominations at http://bryology.org/iab-grolle-award-nominations-2019/ using the password Grolle2019.
Furthermore, IAB will support a bryological research project through the Stanley Greene Research award. The award committee is chaired by Matt von Konrat; committee members: Claudine Ah-Peng, Denise da Costa, Annick Lang and Masanobu Higuchi. Submit nominations at http://bryology.org/iab-stanley-greene-award-2018/ using the password Stanley2019.