Welcome to the British Phycological Society’s Website. The Society, a charity devoted to the study of algae founded in 1952, was one of the first to be established in the world, and is the largest in Europe.

Membership of the British Phycological Society is open to everybody.

Meetings

Meetings

The British Phycological Society has held an annual meeting within Britain and Ireland for many years, usually in the first weeks of January (for the next event please see the society calendar). The meeting is designed to bring Phycologists and interested parties from...

Awards and Training

Awards and Training

The British Phycological Society has set aside funds to support student projects, students attending the Society's Annual Meeting and other meetings specifically concerned with algal biology, including non-award-bearing courses (for example at field centres) primarily...

The Phycologist

The Phycologist

What is it? With a distribution to over 400 members and other researchers at international meetings, The Phycologist is an important forum through which the BPS can communicate with members and in which members can raise issues, request information, publicise...

European Journal of Phycology

European Journal of Phycology

Aims and Scope The European Journal of Phycology publishes papers on all aspects of algae, including cyanobacteria. Articles may be in the form of primary research papers, Miniviews, which present the author's viewpoint on important recent developments, or full-length...

Canter Lund 2018

Winner 2018 – Rafael Martín-Ledo: Drifting diatoms

A fertile find in Wales

Francis Bunker in The Phycologist The red alga Bostrychia scorpioides occurs all around Britain and Ireland (Maggs and Hommersand, 1993), It lives at the top of the shore, primarily in estuaries, where it grows in amongst saltmarsh plants but also on sheltered rocky...

Chara antheridia shortlisted in the Times Photographic Competition

Chara antheridia from The Lizard, Cornwall UK was taken by longstanding BPS Member Chris Carter and Hilda Canter-Lund winner. Collected by Paul Gainey. This was one of the short-listed entries for The Times photographic competition in 2017 on the theme of ‘The Hidden...