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.

71st Annual Meeting of the British Phycological Society

Newcastle University, UK As usual, the annual meeting will be packed with the latest advances in phycological research and provide an outlet for research across the whole spectrum of algal research topics. More information will be forthcoming. The AGM of the BPS will...

Applied Phycology is now in Scopus!

BPS is delighted to report that our new Open Access journal Applied Phycology has passed the assessment to be accepted into the Scopus database. Scopus is the abstracting and indexing service run by Elsevier. Being indexed in Scopus is a mark of quality as it...

Local Nature Recovery Strategies – request for help

A request for help by Peter Kennaugh-Gallacher who has been commissioned by Defra (the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) local nature recovery strategies (LNRS) team to conduct user research for the creation of a digital tool for LNRS. More...

Hilda Canter-Lund 2022

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...

Voting open for the 2022 Canter-Lund Competition

Please head to our voting page to cast your votes for the best micro and macro algal images submitted in 2022. Thanks to the 60 people who entered their images! There are some stunning images this year!

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