für Mitteleuropa e.V.
|Bryological and Lichenological Association for Central Europe|
was founded about 40 years ago to facilitate contact between people
working in any field of lichenology or bryology in Central
Europe. Today, BLAM is a registered association with 320 members, EU-European and abroad, professionals and
BLAM is a registered association ("e.V."), No. VR 555 Dü (Vereinsregister Bad Dürkheim).
Becoming a member:
Membership is open to anyone, professional and amateur. Members receive the society's journal HERZOGIA and have the possibilty to join excursions (mainly to the Alps, Tatra, etc). If you wish to join please contact the treasurer Dr. Volker John,
Pfalzmuseum für Naturkunde, Hermann-Schäfer-Str. 17, D- 67098 Bad Dürkheim;
Annual subscription is EUR 30.- (students EUR 20,-).
Our society bulletin is been named Herzogiella. The first volume was published recently and mailed to all members. Editorial board: Stefan Kaufmann & Dietmar Teuber. Please mail manuscripts (excursion reports, species lists, comments on books, small papers dealing with lichens and/or bryophytes, notes on events etc.) to Stefan Kaufmann at email@example.com before January 2015.
HERZOGIA (current or back issues) can be purchased by sending an E-mail to the treasurer Volker John, Pfalzmuseum für Naturkunde, Hermann-Schäfer-Str. 17, D- 67098 Bad Dürkheim
Our bank account details
Name beneficient: BryolLichenolArbeitsgem
Place beneficient: Bad Duerkheim
Country beneficient: Germany
IBAN: DE49 5465 1240 0000 5793 00
Name of the bank: Sparkasse Rhein-Haardt
NEWS from the general meeting:
Next BLAM annual field trip will take place in Vosges, France, from 14. to 18. September 2016.
Icmadophila ericetorum and Sphagnum magellanicum were chosen as lichen and bryophyte of the year.
This is a mailinglist open for people interested in bryology and lichenology. Language is mainly German or English. For subscription, go to "blam-web"-Homepage (at University of Graz, Austria; English version available) and fill the form. You will be sent an email requesting confirmation. Once confirmation is received, your request will be held for approval by the list moderator. You will be notified of the moderator's decision by email. The list of members is not available to non-members.
Bryophyte and lichen of the year
On the general annual meeting in 2004, BLAM members for the first time elected a lichen of the year, and since 2005, both a bryophyte and a lichen of the year are elected to attract the attention of the public to these small and, in many cases, endangered organisms. Ctenidium molluscum and Variospora flavescens are bryophyte and lichen of the year 2017 (Text in German).
Look here for recent species of the year:
2008: Orthotrichum pulchellum and Letharia vulpina
2009: Leucobryum glaucum and Cladonia rangiferina.
2010: Polytrichum commune and Dibaeis baeomyces.
2011: Thuidium abietinum and Fulgensia fulgens.
2012: Buxbaumia viridis and Lobaria pulmonaria.
2013: Marchantia polymorpha and Peltigera didactyla.
2014: Hedwigia ciliata and Rhizocarpon geographicum
2015: Schistostega pennata and Psilulechia lucida
2016: Sphagnum magellanicum and Icmadophila ericetorum
Michael Lüth has created a website showing all tables of his famous Atlas of the Bryophytes of Germany Vol. I to VII ("Bildatlas der Moose Deutschlands")! Please visit http://www.bildatlas-moose.de to view the nice colour plates at 700x1000 pixels resolution. This is a huge gift to all who are interested in bryophytes! Thank you very much, dear Michael!
Herzogia (ISSN 0018-0971) is the international journal of the Bryological and Lichenological Association for Central Europe (BLAM) and publishes original research papers and short communications in German and English. It focuses on the systematics, taxonomy, biogeography and ecology of bryophytes and lichens with predominantly European distribution, or on species which are of general interest to members of BLAM. Herzogia is published in two parts per volume and year. For abstracts and papers of vol 16 to 22 look here. More recent volumes are accessible via BioOne.
Senior editors: Dr. Frank Müller & Dr. Volker Otte
Submission of manuscripts:
Dr. Frank Müller
Technische Universität Dresden, Institut für Botanik, D-01062 Dresden
Tel. +49-(0)351-46333012 * Fax. +49-(0)351-43667032
Bryology: Dr. Christian Berg, Graz; Prof. Dr. Harald Kürschner, Berlin; Dr. Klaus Stetzka, Tharandt.
Lichenology: Dr. Paul Diederich, Luxembourg; Prof. Dr. Markus Hauck, Göttingen; Dr. Gintaras Kantvilas, Hobart; Prof. Dr. Helmut Mayrhofer, Graz; Dr. Christian Printzen, Frankfurt/Main; Dr. Toby Spribille, Graz.
Herzogia 29 Heft 1 (July 2016)
Title image: Montane rainforest in the Komba forest in Ethiopia with impressive epiphytic bryophyte flora.Photo: H.-J. Flügel.
To the paper: Müller, F. & Flügel, H.-J. 2016. New records of bryophytes from the biosphere reserve Kafa in Ethiopia. – Herzogia 29: 190 –195.
Recent volumes are accessible via BioOne (free access for BLAM-members).
BLAM e.V. (2000-2016) - IMPRESSUM
Contact: NJ Stapper (website editor)
October 10, 2016.