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The British Bryological 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 combined experience of its members, the Society is thus able to offer specialized advice and balanced judgement on matters of public concern affecting mosses and liverworts.
Through collaborative links with other conservation organisations, the Society also strives to make an impact in the area of conservation and habitat management.
All you will ever want to know (and more) about who is currently involved in running the BBS and how it is managed.
Explore the history of the Society, from its very beginning as the Moss Exchange Club in 1896, up to the 21st century. Here you will find the history of the BBS as described by various members, and links to archives of photographs and reports of the Society.