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

The next webinar will be devoted to "Lichens and Citizen Science" with Deborah Isocrono (Università di Torino, Italy). Citizen science (CS) engages public in research...
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Lichen Journal Club

The next Lichen Journal Club will happen on Thursday (November 16th) at 11 AM (CST time). We’ll discuss the paper “Can we trust iNaturalist in...
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The Cabinet of Lichens

The Cabinet of Lichens' activities start with the presentation of online resources for (beginner) lichenologists. Frank Bungartz (Arizona State University) will present "A beginner's course...
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