History of ABLS

The American Bryological and Lichenological Society was founded in 1898. It is an organization devoted to the scientific study of all aspects of the biology of bryophytes and lichen-forming fungi and is one of the nation's oldest botanical organizations. Membership is open to all persons (professionals and amateurs) with interest in these organisms. Approximately 625 individuals currently hold membership in the Society.

Lewis Anderson's 2000 paper on the early history of the society.

Irwin Brodo's 2000 paper on lichenology in the ABLS, 1899-1999.