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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.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Open competition for a new logo of IAB

Dear colleagues and friends of the International Association of Bryologists (IAB),

In this digital age, we feel it is an opportunistic time to update our logo to one that keeps pace with the contemporary age but also reflects the mission and history of the association. The
International Association of Bryologists (IAB) is therefore excited to announce an open competition for a new logo of IAB.

Please send your proposals by Dec. 1st to the acting president of IAB (quandt -- or the treasurer (mkonrat -- Proposals are welcome from IAB members as well as non-members. The IAB council will judge the proposals and the winner will be announced during the world conference of Bryology in Chile 2015. The winner will be awarded 300 USD. The second place winner will receive a five-year IAB membership.

The council is looking forward to your contributions!
Please help the society!
Your impact is highly desired, appreciated and important  for a vital association!

On behalf of the council
Dietmar Quandt & Matt von Konrat
Acting President         Treasurer

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Frahmia - A Bryological Online Journal

Dear colleagues,

After Jan-Peter Frahm passed away so suddenly in February this year there hasn’t been any sign that someone would continue his Internet publishing activities. He was always very fond to provide an easy access to bryological research results.

By establishing “Frahmia”, a bryological online journal I’m fully convinced that I act in the spirit of Jan-Peter. I believe that’s one of the best ways to commemorate him.

The first 2 volumes have been published, one with some of my personal memories, the second one covering bryological activities in Japan. You can find them linked at the Frahmia-homepage at:

I would be happy if we could continue Jan-Peters tradition and use “Frahmia” to publish bryological results that otherwise would be lost. I can only encourage and ask all of you to actively participate.

Thank you very much in advance

Kind regards

Uwe Schwarz

Uwe Schwarz
Prestige Grand Oak, Apartment 202
No. 265, 7th Main, 1st Cross
HAL IInd Stage, Indira Nagar
Bangalore - 560 038

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