BLS Publications

The Society publishes a twice-yearly Bulletin and a refereed journal, The Lichenologist.

Other publications are listed below and orders for these should be sent with publication name(s) to: Richmond Publishing Co. Ltd., The Cottage, Allerds Road, Slough, SL2 3TJ. Tel: +44 (0)1753 643104; Mobile: +44 (0) 7905 888090; Email: rpc@richmond.co.uk.

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Catalogue No.: 1

The Lichens of Great Britain and Ireland

Ed. Smith et al. (2009). Hardback, 700pp.

This work, a much enlarged revision of ‘The Lichen Flora of Great Britain and Ireland' published in 1992, reflects the enormous advances in lichen taxonomy over the last two decades and is the standard work for the identification of lichens in Great Britain and Ireland. There are keys to 327 genera and 1873 species, with detailed descriptions and information on chemistry and distributions. The language is accessible, avoiding obscure terminology, and the keys are elegant. This book is indispensable to all serious students of lichens and to other biologists working in the related fields of ecology, pollution, chemical and environmental studies.  

Price: £45 BLS members; £65 non-members
Postage & packing: £10 UK; £15 Europe

Catalogue No.: 31

Lichens – An Illustrated Guide to the British and Irish Species

Frank S. Dobson (7th edition 2018). 496pp.

This new seventh edition was published in June 2018. It provides a description and illustration of most of the species likely to be found in Great Britain and Ireland, those excluded being very rare or local. It has been fully revised and updated, and uses the new species names accepted since the publication of Lichens of Great Britain & Ireland (2009). Mark Powell has added a valuable new section on lichenicolous fungi found on Xanthoria and Physcia.

Published by the British Lichen Society in collaboration with the Richmond Publishing Company.

APRIL 2021: HARDBACK OUT OF PRINT
Hardback £45 members, £50 non-members

Price: Paperback £30 members, £35 non-members.
Postage & packing: £5.00 UK; £12.00 Europe

Catalogue No.: 32

Atlantic Hazel - Scotland's Special Woodlands

Sandy and Brian Coppins (2012) 108pp.

What is ‘Atlantic hazel’? It is hazel that occurs in the oceanic areas of the western British Isles. But, it is more than that. Hazel occurs widely all down the west side of Britain and Ireland, but only in a very few places does it achieve particular characteristics that mark it out as  a distinctive habitat of high biodiversity value. You know when you step into an Atlantic hazelwood in Argyll, that this is somehow ‘different’; you are struck by the greenness, the lushness, the strangeness of a dwarf wood. This is part of the ‘Celtic rainforest’. This book unashamedly promotes lichens, and really the whole story of the ‘discovery’ of the Atlantic hazelwoods, is the discovery of its special lichen flora.

Price: Paperback £9.50
Postage & packing: £4.50 UK, £10.00 Europe

Catalogue No.: 2

Somerset Lichens and Lichenicolous Fungi

Pat A Wolseley, Brian J Coppins, AM Coppins. (2020) 77pp.

An up-to-date county lichen flora, packed with interesting notes and observations. Of interest to anyone involved in lichen recording in the UK.

Price: £5.00
Postage & packing: £3.50: UK; £6.50: Europe

Catalogue No.: 8

Microchemical Methods for the Identification of Lichens

A. Orange (2010). 2nd edition, with two colour plates

Full of useful information on pigments, crystals, colour tests with reagents and thin-layer chromatography (TLC).
 

Price: BLS members £8.00; non-members £10.00
Postage & packing: £3.50 UK; £8.50 Europe
Lichen Conservation Evaluation - Cover

Catalogue No.: 9

A Conservation Evaluation of British Lichens and Lichenicolous Fungi

R.G. Woods and B.J. Coppins (2nd edition 2012)

An essential reference for anyone trying to assess a habitat when presented with a lichen species list. This is essentially a directory of all British lichens and many lichenicolous fungi with their conservation status and  with notes on particular species. 

This revised edition comprises No. 13 in the JNCC "Species Status" series and can be downloaded from the JNCC website.  A small number of printed copies are also available (see below for pricing).

Price: BLS members £7.00; £10 non-members
Postage & packing: £5.00 UK; £10.00 Europe
Usnea Aide Memoire

Catalogue No.: 13

Usnea "Aide Memoire"

P.W. James (2003)

An A5 booklet with drawings and many useful tips for identifying the British species of this difficult genus.

 

Price: BLS members £2.00; non-members £3.00
Postage & packing: £1.50 UK; £2.50 Europe

Catalogue No.: 15

Understanding Lichens

George Baron (1999). paperback, 92pp.

An excellent introduction to lichenology, from the basic biology of lichens to their environmental importance and the history of the science.
 

Price: BLS members £8.95; non-members £9.95
Postage & packing: £2.50 UK; £6.50 Europe

Catalogue No.: 16

A Field Key to Common Churchyard Lichens

Frank S. Dobson (2003)

Spiral-bound book with strong paper. Illustrated keys to lichens of stone, wooden structures, soil and mosses. 53 colour photographs. Covers many common lowland lichens.
 

Price: BLS members £8.50; non-members £10.00
Postage & packing: £2.50 UK; £6.50 Europe

Catalogue No.: 17

A Field Key to Coastal and Seashore Lichens

Frank S. Dobson (2010)

A superb guide to over 400 species. 96 colour photographs. In the same format as Catalogue No. 16.

 

Price: BLS members £10.00; non-members £12.00
Postage & packing: £2.50 UK; £6.50 Europe
A Field Guide to Lichens on Trees

Catalogue No.: 18

A Field Guide to Lichens on Trees

Frank S. Dobson (2013)

A guide to around 500 species, with 96 colour photographs. In the same format as Cat. No. 16.

Price: BLS members £15.00; non-members £17.00
Postage & packing: £3.50 UK; £6.50 Europe

Catalogue No.: 21

Wall Chart - Lichens on Trees

Claire Dalby (2010)

A beautifully illustrated wall chart  produced by artist Claire Dalby.  A1 size (80cm wide x 60cm high) and features over 40 species in colour, nomenclature updated to 2010. 
 

Price: £5.00 per poster; £4.00 per poster for purchases of 8 or more
Postage & packing: (for one or two posters) £7.50 UK; £8.00 Europe

Catalogue No.: 22

Wall Chart - Lichens of Rocky Seashores

Claire Dalby (2010)

A beautifully illustrated wall chart produced by artist Claire Dalby.  A1 size (80cm wide x 60cm high) and features over 40 species in colour, nomenclature updated to 2010. 

Price: £5.00 per poster, £4.00 per poster for of 8 or more
Postage & packing: (for one or two posters) £7.50 UK; £8.00 Europe