International Association for Lichenology 9th Simposium

Dear Lichenologists,

It is our great pleasure to welcome you to the 9th International Association for Lichenology Symposium (IAL 9) which will be held from August 1 to 6, 2021 in Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil.

I’d like to personally welcome each of you to the most important event for the Lichenological community. It’s an exciting time for the study of lichens as we are confronting a time of many changes and we’re meeting these changes during a time of larger nation-wide and global change as well. This is the first time our conference will be held in the Southern Hemisphere and specifically in Latin America.

The world of Lichenology is an exciting area in which to work, and we’ll continue to meet and bring inspired people together in forums like this, to ensure our conferences remain at the cutting edge. Throughout this conference, I ask you all to stay engaged, keep us proactive and help us shape the future of Lichenology.

I’d like to thank each of your for attending our conference and bringing your expertise to our meeting. You, as organization leaders, have the vision, the knowledge, the wherewithal and the experience to help us pave our way into the future. We could not accomplish what we do without your support and leadership. Also you, dear students, are truly our greatest asset today and tomorrow. My personal respect and thanks go out to all of you.

Welcome to Brazil! Welcome to Bonito!

We look forward to seeing you here in 2021.

Thank you,

Marcela Cáceres
President IAL9Brazil
Universidade Federal de Sergipe

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Bonito Convention Center - Rodovia Bonito/Guia Lopes, Km 02, Bonito - Mato Grosso do Sul