The BRITISH MYCOLOGICAL SOCIETY is a learned society established in 1896 to promote the study of fungi .
* 1 Formation
* 2 Membership
* 2.1 Honorary members
* 3 Publications * 4 Activities * 5 Presidents of the Society 1896–1995 * 6 References * 7 External links * 8 See also
The Society was formed based on the efforts of two local societies,
the Woolhope Naturalists\' Field Club of
The need for a national organization and the need for a journal to publish their observations led M.C. Cooke, C. Rea, G.E. Massee, Charles Crossland (1844–1916) and other mycologists to found the Society in 1896. Elected as the first officers were G.E. Massee as president, C. Crossland as treasurer, and C. Rea as secretary. The choice of G.E. Massee for president was based on his international reputation (he had more than 250 mycological publications) and his role as the mycologist at the Royal Botanical Gardens of Kew (where he had replaced M.C. Cooke as mycologist in 1893). In 1897, C. Rea assumed the function of treasurer, remained secretary until 1918 and was editor until 1930.
By 1903 the Society had over a hundred members, by shortly after
World War II
World War II
* 1905 -
Émile Boudier (1828–1920)
* 1916 -
Pier Andrea Saccardo
Starting in 1896 the Society began publishing the Transactions of the
British Mycological Society . In 1989 the Transactions were renamed
Mycological Research which in turn was renamed
Fungal Biology in 2010.
In 1967 the Society began publishing the Bulletin of the British
Mycological Society . In 1987 the Bulletin was renamed The Mycologist
which in turn was renamed
Fungal Biology Reviews in 2007 and launches
a new journal Fungal Ecology . In 2000, the Society began publishing
the quarterly journal Field
The Society also publishes many other items, from fine art prints to illustrated pocket identification guides, as well as a range of curriculum resources for teachers.
In addition to meetings and publications, the Society is involved in the teaching of mycology. It organizes regular field-trips, both in the United Kingdom and abroad, often in formal association with the mycological society in the host country, as for example, the 1952 series of field-trips in France in concert with the Société mycologique de France .
In 1971 under the leadership of then president Terence Ingold , the
Society organized and hosted the first international congress of
PRESIDENTS OF THE SOCIETY 1896–1995
* 1896-1898 :
George Edward Massee (1850–1917)
* 1899 :
Charles Bagge Plowright
* 1954 : S. D. Garrett * 1955 : L. E. Hawker * 1956 : W. D. Graddon * 1957 : C. J. Hickman * 1958 : F. B. Hora * 1959 : P. W. Brian * 1960 : E. C. Large * 1961 : G. M. Waterhouse * 1962 : N. A. Burges * 1963 : J. Colhoun * 1964 : N. F. Robertson * 1965 : P. W. Brian * 1966 : H. E. Croxall * 1967 : J. L. Harley * 1968 : J. G. Manners * 1969 : J. Webster * 1970 : S. A. Hutchinson * 1971 : C. T. Ingold * 1972 : J. M. Hirst * 1973 : M. B. Ellis * 1974 : R. C. F. Macer * 1975 : D. M. Henderson * 1976 : R. L. Lucas * 1977 : C. Booth * 1978 : Joan Moore * 1979 : G. J. F. Pugh * 1980 : Sir D. C. Smith * 1981 : R. J. W. Byrde * 1982 : J. H. Burnett * 1983 : M. F. Madelin * 1984 : G. F. Pegg * 1985 : B. C. Sutton * 1986 : D. H. Jennings * 1987 : R. Watling * 1988 : J. F. Peberdy * 1989 : D. H. Lewis * 1990 : D. L. Hawksworth * 1991 : A. P. J. Trinci * 1992 : E. B. G. Jones * 1993 : G. W. Gooday * 1994 : A. J. S. Whalley * 1995 : J. C. Frankland * 1996 : J. Webster * 1997 : D. M. Moore * 1998 : A. D. M. Rayner * 1999-2000 : S. Buczacki * 2001-2002 : S. J. Moss * 2003-2004 : N. A. R. Gow * 2005-2006 : G. M. Gadd * 2007-2008 : N. Clipson * 2009-2010 : L. Boddy * 2011-2012 : N. Magan * 2013-2014 : G. D. Robson * 2015-2016 : N. Read * 2017-present : P. van West
* ^ A B C D E F G H I Webster, John (1997). "Presidential Address 1996 : The British Mycological Society, 1896–1996". Mycological Research. 101 (10): 1153–1178. doi :10.1017/S0953756297004553 . * ^ Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey; Harvey, Joy Dorothy (2000). The Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: L-Z. London: Taylor & Francis. p. 795. ISBN 9780415920407 .
* Official webpage of the British Mycological Society * "English