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.

European Algae Biomass Association – upcoming webinars

The EABA and BPS have lots of mutual interests and we are hoping to make stronger links!  They promote interchange and cooperation in the field of algal biomass production and foster interactions between scientists, industrialists and decision makers to promote...

Hilda Canter-Lund 2020

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...

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:...

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