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?

Our new YouTube channel!

We are excited to announce we have launched a YouTube channel and have uploaded our first video! Watch this video and learn more about Brazilian...
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IAL’s commitment to Diversity & Inclusion

In August 2021, the IAL established an Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee, led by Co-Chairs: Joel Mercado-Díaz, Manuela Dal Forno and Natália Koch. ...
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Message From the President

Dear members of the IAL, It is with enthusiasm that I joined the new IAL Council (2021-2026) last August. This is a very dynamic team,...
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