Dutch Bryological and Lichenological Society

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.

Online resources

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 Dick Kerkhof 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).

Order publications
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).