The Latvian Mycological Society is a social organization that unites the researchers of fungi and lichens, as well as those, who simply wish to learn more about those beautiful and mysterious living beings. The Society has been founded in 2002. The Honorary President of the Society is Edgars Vimba, Dr.biol.


The main fields of the Society’s activities are:

 ● investigation and conservation of the diversity of fungi and lichens;
 ● systematics and taxonomy of fungi and lichens;
 ● biology of fungi and lichens;
 ● ecology of fungi and lichens;
 ● pathogenic fungi in agriculture, forestry and medicine;
 ● mycorrhizal fungi;
 ● cultivation of fungi;
 ● development of the Latvian terminology of fungi and lichens.

Our main aim is to promote the investigation and conservation of fungal and lichens diversity in Latvia. With this aim in mind, it is envisaged to advance the Society’s research activities, to convene conferences, seminars and courses, to hold consultations and to do lecturing on mycology and lichenology to both professionals and amateurs, to promote the publication of books, proceedings, brochures and other issues of educational character, to organize excursions and field camps to familiarize oneself with fungi and lichens, to collaborate with other societies and organizations in Latvia and abroad.

The official quarterly English-language journal of Latvian Mycological Society is Mycological Progress. The official website of the Society is this one.


Address: Latvian Museum of Natural History
4 Kr. Barona str., LV-1712 Riga, LATVIA
Phone: +371 67356051 (Diana Meiere)

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