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.


IAB at the IBC in Madrid 2024!

The International Association of Bryologists (IAB) will be present at the International Botanical Congress (IBC) in Madrid this summer (21-27 July 2024). There will be two special IAB events:

  • Tuesday July 23rd, 6PM: IAB Council meeting
  • Thursday July 25th, 6PM: Friendly get-together for IAB members over tapas and an aperitif. The Hedwig Medal, the IAB award for outstanding contributions to bryology, will be presented this evening.

During the IBC Congress, there will be over 30 bryophyte-related talks presented by colleagues, members or not of IAB, in various symposia.

You can access the program here and filter by keywords (e.g. « bryophyte »).

We hope to meet many IAB members in Madrid!


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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