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Editoral
Published: 2021-06-30

50 years of the International Association of Bryologists

Department of Systematics, Biodiversity and Evolution of Plants, Albrecht von Haller Institute, University of Göttingen, 37073 Göttingen, Germany; Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité (UMR 7205), 75005
General

Abstract

The International Association of Bryologists (IAB) has been close to my heart during half of a century. Following the establishment of the IAB at the International Botanical Congress in Seattle in 1969, I served as its first secretary-treasurer for eighteen years and helped setting it up. Now, a half-century later, it is a joy and great satisfaction to see a vigorous and healthy IAB continuing on the path of promoting communication and collaboration among the world’s bryologists. It is a pleasure therefore to write a few lines on the history of the organization for this special Golden Jubilee issue of Bryophyte Diversity and Evolution. In doing so, I lean heavily on my account of the early history of the Association (https://bryology.org/history-of-iab/) and my talk on the history of international collaboration at the IAB congress in Madrid (Gradstein 2000).

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