International Association for Lichenology

Photo: Frank Bungartz
Dictyonema barbatum

Photo: Yoshihito Ohmura
Divaricatic acid of recrystalized Thysanothecium scutellatum

Photo: Tom Walker
Imshaugia placorodia

Promoting the study and conservation of lichens

About IAL

The International Association for Lichenology (IAL) is a worldwide union of scientists and others interested in theoretical and practical studies of lichens: its composition and structure, history, classification, distribution, ecology, dynamics, management and uses in the landscape.

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Join IAL or Renew Membership

Membership to the IAL is open to all individuals having lichenological interests. IAL is the foremost organization to help members network with other lichenologists world-wide.

The nominal dues cover the 4-year period between the IAL symposia

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IAL News and Resources

See our:

– Latest announcements;

– Our current and past International Lichenology Newsletters;

– Upcoming IAL Symposium;

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IAL Networking
One of the main goals of the International Association for Lichenology is facilitating communication among lichenologists around the world. And this, in turn, promotes research in the many aspects of lichenology and its applications.

What's New?

The Cabinet of Lichens

Ready for the second seminar of the Cabinet of Lichens series! Adriano Spielmann – Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil - will present...
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First Canadian IAL lichen foray

We are pleased to announce the first Canadian IAL lichen foray in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains on Sept. 7–10, 2023! Organized by Toby...
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