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The objectives of the Society is to promote interest in Phycology (the study of algae), and to establish and maintain communication between persons interested in the algae of southern Africa.

PSSA newsletter May 2020

Our lives have drastically changed over the past few months, in response to the pandemic caused by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. In South Africa, we have responded to this threat with a national lock-down, in an effort to limit the spread of the virus and save lives. This has undoubtedly impacted us all, with many now working from home. While this may be a challenge for some, it has given others much needed time to complete their research, or compile the next newsletter ;). I hope you are all doing well during these unprecedented times. Fortunately, some of you were able to attend the last PSSA congress, which may prove to be one of the very few conferences to be held in 2020. This issue PSSA newsletter vol 86 largely serves as a record of the 32nd PSSA congress.

Maggie M. Reddy (Newsletter Editor)

Upcoming Meetings

  • The British Phycological Society 66th Annual Meeting will be held in Southend, Essex. See here for more details
  •  The 9th US Symposium on Harmful Algae (November 11-17, 2017. Baltimore, MD, USA) . For more information see https://www.9thushab.com/.