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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.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Invitation to join IAB

If you are not already a member, I invite you to join the *International Association of Bryologists* (IAB).
The IAB sponsors
IAB also is very active in the IUCN, submitting species of bryophytes to be preserved, and providing guidelines for collecting and harvesting. Visit our web page at <http://www.bryology.org/>.  It is now easier than ever to join.

 Thanks to the efforts of our new treasurer, Jim Shevock, you can now pay your IAB  dues by PayPal and save currency exchange fees.  To do so, click on the **PayPal** link here.  Dues are US$11.00 per year.  You may pay for five years at a discount of US$7.00 (total $48 instead of $55).   Just explain in the comments that it is for five years.  If you are paying for an Arctoa publication, please make that clear.  Remember that students can get free membership for one year.

 Jim has proposed using PayPal on a trial basis for a year.  He will then evaluate our costs and propose a course of action to the Council.  Let us know if you have any problems for us to consider.

 Our web page is out of date.
Do NOT send IAB dues to Blanka Shaw.  Send them to Jim Shevock:

Jim Shevock, Research Associate & Fellow
California Academy of Sciences, Botany
55 Music Concourse Dr., Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, California 94118 USA

 Instructions for *joining bryonet* have changed:

To subscribe:

   * Send an email message to <sympa@mtu.edu>
     with the subscribe request in the subject.
   * Subject: subscribe bryonet-L Leslie Jones
   * Substitue your own name for the example name of Leslie Jones shown
     above. This list will require the approval of the list owner. Once
     you are approved for the list you will receive a confirmation email.

Instructions for getting off bryonet come with each email message. Bryonet is an online discussion group about all aspects of bryology.  It is a great forum for students to get help with questions.  Many "parabryologists" who are teachers, forest management, moss gardeners, and natural historians benefit, as well as professional bryologists.  It currently has 1010 members.   Traffic is usually about 10 emails per week.  It is a managed list, so it will not receive spam.  Recent discussions have included moss mimics, with some fantastic pictures, moss gardening, and monophyletic vs polyphyletic classification.

The IAB blog site <http://internationalassociationofbryologists.blogspot.com/>gives you access to past bryonet discussions, a place to post images, and other
resources.

Our mailing list has been updated, so we plan to distribute the next *Bryological Times* by email to members of IAB.  Send your news, announcements, and stories to DorothyBelle Poli or Geert Raeymaekers.

Best wishes,
Janice

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