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IAB Awards 2021

In the recent virtual conference Bryophytes, lichens, and northern ecosystems in a changing world (BL2021), the International Association of Bryologists announced the results of the different awards of the society. Please join us celebrating the contributions of our colleagues and their outstanding contributions to the field! Spruce Award 2021: Dr. Alain Vanderpoorten (University of Liège,…

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Mosses in the Field: A New Approach to Moss Identification

Upcoming Eagle Hill Summer Seminar We are offering in-person week-long seminars in Summer of 2021.Proof of vaccination will be required to participate.   Mosses in the Field: A New Approach to Moss IdentificationInstructor: Jerry JenkinsDates: August 22nd – 28th, 2021Description: A new course, focused on field identification, emphasizing macroscopic characters and ecological patterns. Field identification is hard but possible: most…

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Open postdoc in Switzerland

A postdoctoral position in bryophyte ecology and conservation over 14 months is available at the Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL. The project is a follow-up to the recently published Red List of European bryophytes (Hodgetts et al. 2019) with the main goal to analyse how intrinsic (i.e. species traits) and extrinsic factors (e.g. habitat destruction)…

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Upcoming Eagle Hill Online Mini-Seminar: “A “Dive” into the Liverworts and Hornworts of Central America”

Instructor: Gregorio DauphinDates: November 2–11, 2020Times: 7:00PM–9:00PM ETScheduling Details: Nov. 2 (Friday), Nov. 4 (Sunday), Nov. 6 (Tuesday),Nov. 10 (Saturday), Nov. 11 (Sunday). 7PM–9PM ET.Tuition Cost: $150 Description: As a small biological bridge between North America and South America, Central America is home to over 800 species of liverworts and hornworts, representing about 11% of…

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New checklist of the bryophytes of Italy

The New Checklist of the Bryophytes of Italy has been published in Cryptogamie, Bryologie. ALEFFI M., TACCHI R. & POPONESSI S. 2020. — New Checklist of the Bryophytes of Italy. Cryptogamie, Bryologie 41 (13): 147-195 You can download the pdf file here

Contributions from IAB IMOSS SEB 2019 published in Frontiers in Plant Science

We present selected contributions from IAB IMOSS SEB 2019, the 2019 International Association of Bryologists (IAB), International Molecular Moss Science Society (iMOSS) and Spanish Bryological Association (Sociedad Española de Briología, SEB) joint conference, held in Madrid, Spain, on July 9-12, 2019. The publications are published in the journal Frontiers in Plant Sciences and listed below: https://www.frontiersin.org/research-topics/11134/highlights-of-iab-imoss-seb-2019-joint-conference#overview Enjoy the reading!

Clemson University Herbarium (CLEMS) Curator and Lecturer

The Department of Biological Sciences at Clemson University (Clemson, South Carolina, U.S.A.) seeks applicants for a 12-month, full-time Herbarium Curator and Lecturer. This is a renewable, non-tenure track position with opportunity for promotion. The regionally focused collection includes approximately 90,000 specimens of vascular plants and lichens that is the second largest herbarium collection in South…

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Minutes of 2019 Council meeting posted

Minutes of the council in Madrid are now available. Go to About IAB and select Minutes in dropdown menu.

New issue of BDE

The latest issue of BDE appeared end of December 2019, with the following articles. To access these publications, visit the journal’s website. HIROYUKI AKIYAMA: Phylogenetic re-examination of the “Gammiella ceylonensis” complex reveals three new genera in the Pylaisiadelphaceae (Bryophyta) RICHARD H. ZANDER, BRUCE H. ALLEN. A New Genus and Species of Pottiaceae (Bryophyta) from Guam…

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IAB 2019 Election Outcome

Dear IAB members, IAB recently held 2019 elections to fill the presidency, vice-presidency, secretary-treasurer, and several council officer positions. The election was a success in terms of voter participation with 174 members casting a vote.  Before I share the outcome of the elections, I want to thank all candidates for their willingness to be on…

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