International Association of Bryologists (IAB)

The International Association of Bryologists (IAB) is an organization established in 1969 at the XI International Botanical Congress in Seattle, Washington, U.S.A. The aim of the organization is to promote international cooperation and communication among all persons interested in the biology of bryophytes. This is achieved through sponsorship and arrangement of meetings and symposia that relate to the various aspects of bryology, and by IAB-sponsored publications including The Bryological Times and Bryophyte Diversity and Evolution. The Association also supports the publication of reviews, lists, software, and compendia.

Call for applications for the position of Editor-in-Chief of Bryophyte Diversity and Evolution

The International Association of Bryologists is looking for an Editor-in-Chief for the journal Bryophyte Diversity and Evolution.

This is a voluntary position. The Editor-in-Chief must be a leader who drives and follows the editorial workflow of submitted articles. The Editor-in-Chief of BDE must be highly motivated and committed to these tasks, especially the communication and dynamic aspects. This position can be very rewarding both personally and professionally for a passionate bryologist.

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The deadline for applications is 20 March and the position will start as soon as the editor is appointed by the IAB. If you are interested, please send an email to bde.editor<at>

Women in Bryology

Check the short biographies of some of our members explaining what it means to them to be a bryologist in different parts of the world!

The IAB 2023 virtual meeting

The International Association of Bryologists held a virtual biennial meeting on 13 and 14 December 2023 (New York Time zone). The meeting was split over two half days. Over 300 bryologists registered for the conference. A success.

Become a member

Consider joining IAB to contribute to its mission promoting the study of bryophytes and the cooperation and communication among bryologists.

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