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.

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Featured: Sea Turtle Diatom Project

This is part of a new series featuring articles published in the Society's journals, European Journal of Phycology and Applied Phycology. Our aim is to communicate algal research in an accessible manner. Our first contribution is from Dr Roksana Majewska, who recently...

Prof Juliet Brodie honoured by the Linnean Society

The BPS is proud to note that Prof. Juliet Brodie (Hon. Member; joint Editor-in-Chief of EJP) has been awarded the prestigious Linnean medal of the Linnean Society for service to science.   Due to the pandemic, the Linnean Society's award ceremony has been...

Phycologist 98 – Online only

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (Coronavirus) crisis, the Society is unable to produce paper versions of the Phycologist (#98, Spring 2020). All members can download the issue as a PDF file (Optimized to 3.9mb download). You can download the article here as a PDF:...

London Freshwater Algal Identification Course

We are pleased to offer a five-day course to train staff of environmental and other agencies, utility companies, consultancies, museums, universities and research students in the identification of the major groups of ecologically-important freshwater algae. Special...

A note from our immediate-past President

The BPS Council and I am sure many of our members thank our immediate-Past President, Prof. Graham Underwood for his years of service as President of the British Phycological Society. Below are some words from Graham: At the Annual General Meeting held in Plymouth...

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