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

Time to start our activities for 2024. The first speaker is Martin Bačkor of the Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra and the Pavol Jozef...
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Teloschistaceae as Wikipedia “Featured article of the day”

On February 19th, English Wikipedia had the article on the family Teloschistaceae as their “Featured article of the day”! As the main contributor of the...
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IAL Guest Talk

Let's talk about lichens' life at the next IAL Early Career Research meeting with Daniel Stanton (University of Minnesota) on 13th of February,9:00 AM (CST)....
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