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The mission of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB), as a society, is to strengthen bryology by encouraging interactions among all persons interested in byophytes.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Bryophyte Ecology book has new online address

I am pleased to announce that my online book, Bryophyte Ecology, has moved to Digital Commons and is now available at <>.

  The old site is still active, but soon it will be removed and instead will redirect you to the new site.  The university has provided me with a webmaster who responds quickly to my updates.

  The biggest advantage of this move is that it provides a more permanent home for the book and will allow it to persist if I am no longer around.  It also permits you to download an entire chapter at a time instead of downloading each file individually.  (And I think it is faster.)

  The first volume has been updated and many more images have been added.  The second volume is slightly revised, and it has a new chapter on Terrestrial Insects.  The Methods and Uses volumes are mostly unchanged.  They glossary has been extensively expanded, with the help of Leica Chavoutier.

  I need your feedback.  I made the decision to have images of everything, if I could find them.  For the online version, this should not be a problem, but for those of you who choose to print it, that's a lot of time and paper.  Please let me know about this and other improvements I could make.

  Thank you for your many contributions to this effort!
Best wishes,
Janice Glime
Prof. Emerita
  (Michigan Technological University)
219 Hubbell St.
Houghton, MI 49931 USA

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Announcement - IAB 2017 Travel Award Application

Dear members and students of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB):
On behalf of IAB, we are excited to announce a travel award for students or recent graduate students. Please see the link and details below.
The following committee will evaluate the applications:
Alison Downing, 张力 [Li Zhang] and Matt von Konrat.
Please do not hesitate to contact any of the committee members should you have any questions.
On behalf of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB),
Matt, Li and Alison

IAB 2017 travel award application
IAB members,
The Association is providing limited funds (a total of $2,000) to support the participation of current or recently promoted (< 2 years) graduate students in the IAB meeting in Shenzhen, China, in July 2017.
Eligible requirements are: applicant must be a member of IAB in good standing, and actively participate in IAB symposia or present a poster.
Deadline for application is May 01, 2017.

Matt von Konrat, Ph.D., FLS
Head of Botanical Collections
Adjunct Curator & McCarter Collections Manager (Bryophytes and Pteridophytes)
Science and Education, The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 USA