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.

BPS Funding Deadlines Approaching

The next deadline for applications for BPS funding is approaching (1st November 2021). BPS Council has widened the eligibility criteria for our "student bursaries".  This scheme is now accessible to both bona fide students in full or part-time education, BUT IN...

Winners of the Hilda Canter-Lund 2021 Competition

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...

The Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting 2022: Call for Session Proposals

The Joint Aquatic Sciences Meeting (JASM) will be held from 14-20 May 2022 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA. The conference, which is organised by the Consortium of Aquatic Science Societies (CASS) including the Phycological Society of America, will be a hybrid event...

New insights from the herbarium of Annette (Netty) Elizabeth Little

Article provided by Prof. Christine Maggs. Phycologists Katia Sciuto and Marion Wolf from Venice were interested in comparing the Delesseriaceaen genus Racilingua from England (the type locality) with their samples from the Mediterranean.  This was during the first...

New Marine Green Algae Discovered and Named

BBC News Article by Dr Felix Bast A new marine green algae has been discovered in India's Andaman archipelago and named Acetabularia jalakanyakae. Jalakanyakae is a Sanskrit word meaning ‘mermaid.’  READ THE FULL STORY

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