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Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany

Our Scope

The Australasian Society for Phycology and Aquatic Botany (ASPAB) is a professional scientific society, formally established in May 1980, that aims to promote, develop and assist the study of, or an interest in, phycology (the study of macro- and micro-algae such as seaweeds and phytoplankton) and aquatic botany (the study of aquatic plants) within Australasia and elsewhere.


We are a professional scientific association drawing members mainly from Australia and New Zealand, but welcoming anyone who has an interest in the biology of photosynthetic aquatic organisms in this part of the world. ASPAB members work on aquatic organisms from microalgae to macroalgae, and from freshwater to marine environments.