It is with great pleasure that we announce the XX Cryptogamic Botany Symposium, taking place for the first time
in Oporto, on the 22th to the 25th of July 2015. The Cryptogamic Botany Symposium is a biennial gathering of
experts dedicated to the study of fungi, algae, lichens, bryophytes and ferns and the most important scientific
meeting of this theme in the Iberian Peninsula. This Symposium aims to present and discuss the progress made to date,
highlighting the growing importance of the study of the cryptogamic flora for ecosystem management and sustainability
of land resources, biotechnological applications and development of methodologies for predicting the effects of local,
regional and global environmental change.
This edition is organized jointly by the Research Centre in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources (CIBIO / InBIO)
and the Interdisciplinary Center for Marine and Environmental Research (CIIMAR), both associated with the Oporto University.
Organizing committee strongly encourages the participation of all professionals who develop their activity in the area of cryptogamic botany,
including in addition to researchers and university students, professionals and representatives of other sectors of activity
that promotes technical and scientific exchange and the exchange of expertise.
We hope to see you in Oporto!
The organizing committee