BLWG, founded in 1946, is a society with 420 members (60 from
abroad). BLWG organizes activities for members and public, including field trips, weekends and an annual
symposium. BLWG's project bureau had two lichen researchers employed (Laurens Sparrius and Henk-Jan van der Kolk) and is specialized in biomonitoring effects of nitrogen and climate with lichens, monitoring of Natura 2000 species and habitats, citizen science projects, and the production of field guides.
Buxbaumiella is issued
three times a year. Buxbaumiella contains reports of field trips (also
abroad), notes on taxonomical groups pertinent to the Netherlands and
recent literature. The journal is in Dutch, but the editors welcome
contributions in English. An English summary is provided for all
articles. You may contact editor-in-chief
for more information. Issues older than two years become open access and can be accessed via the Naturalis journal repository or Google Scholar.
In co-operation with the Nordic Bryological Society and the Oikos Editorial Office, BLWG publishes
the bryological and lichenological Open Access journal
Lindbergia (older issues via JStor).
The Lichen field guide and Cladonia field guide can be purchased through our webshop or by sending your email order to Jan Pellicaan.
Becoming a member or subscriber
Join the society at an annual rate of EUR 25,00 (worldwide).