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,...

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...

Thanks for the Phycology!

Thanks for the Phycology!

You may have noticed a different name as the editor of the most recent issue of The Phycologist. This is because after several years of sterling service, Jan Krokowski was ready to hand off the editor baton. I’m confident I speak for all when I say that we are very...

New BPS Logo

New BPS Logo

In 2016 the BPS Council asked Anne Jungblut to seek a designer and try out some possible ideas for a new logo.  The original specifications for the new logo were: British Phycological Society written in full. Logo featuring ideally micro and macro algae. Discussion...