- The Society is a registered charity (No. 228851) which exists to promote
a wider interest in all aspects of bryology. It provides tuition, organizes
meetings, facilitates research and aids measures for conservation. Its
worldwide membership, both amateur and professional, is actively engaged
in field studies as well as laboratory-based subjects; members' interests
in taxonomy, distributional recording, exploration and ecology, and
in physiology, cyto-genetics and molecular biology, are served and encouraged
by the Society. With their combined experience, the Society is thus
able to offer specialized advice and balanced judgement on matters of
public concern affecting mosses and liverworts.
- A week or fortnight of field work twice yearly during spring and summer
in Great Britain and Ireland, or abroad.
- Paper-reading sessions, demonstrations, a field excursion and the
AGM encompassed within one weekend in autumn.
- Workshop weekends giving practical guidance in selected topics. Occasional
symposia on specialised themes.
- Details of future meetings are published in the Bulletin.
- Journal of Bryology, published in two parts annually, containing
original research papers, book reveiews, lists of recent bryological
- The Bulletin, giving news, notices and articles of general
interest in two issues each year.
- Special Volumes, an occasional series of introductory guides
to bryological subjects.
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Projects for members
- Recording of bryophyte distribution in Great Britain and Ireland on
vice-county, 10km grid square and, locally, on a tetrad basis.
- Involvement in the compilation of a Red Data Book of endangered species
to assist in conservation measures.
- Promotion of work on tropical bryophytes.
Services to members
- A panel of referees is ready to help with bryophyte identification.
- An herbarium of voucher specimens may be consulted on request.
- A collection of colour transparencies is available on loan.
- An extensive library of bryological books and reprints is maintained
for the benefit of members.
- The Reading Circle circulates to subscribers the contents lists of
main overseas bryological journals as they are published.