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.

Annual Meetings

Annual Meetings

The British Phycological Society has held an annual meeting within Britain and Ireland for many years, usually in the first weeks of January. Our next meeting is being held in Plymouth within the beautiful setting of South West England (between 6-9th January...

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,...

Annual Meeting Plymouth 2020

Annual Meeting Plymouth 2020

The website for the Annual Meeting of the British Phycological Society is now live, accepting registrations from the 2nd September 2019 and closing on the 16th December 2019. Click here to head over to the conference website.

SLIMEWATCH

SLIMEWATCH

SLIMEWATCH is a collaboration between a film maker (Susi Arnott) and a phycologist (Jane Lewis) who have been fascinated by the movement of microalgae on the mudflats of the Thames. BPS provided funding for an undergraduate (Dain Son) who looked at the system in some...

Canter-Lund 2019

Canter-Lund 2019

This award was established by the British Phycological Society in recognition of Hilda Canter-Lund, whose stunning photographs will be known to many members. Her photomicrographs of freshwater algae combined high technical and aesthetic qualities whilst still...