Welcome to the British Mycological Society

Fungal biology research, conservation and education

Launch of the Naresh Magan Lecture Award

The BMS and International Society for Mycotoxicology (ISM) have together established the Naresh Magan Lecture Award in honour of the late Professor Magan’s major contributions to the fields of fungal ecology, fungal physiology, plant pathology and mycotoxin research.

The award of up to 1250 Euros will support an early-career researcher to give an oral presentation at an international conference, on a topic in the fields of fungal ecology, fungal physiology, plant pathogens or mycotoxins.

Read more and find out how to apply

Local fungus groups

Fungus groups exist in many parts of the UK and are run on a voluntary basis by enthusiasts seeking to share their knowledge of fungi and improve identification skills. Groups offer a welcoming environment for newcomers and experts alike.


BMS Talks

Our online talks take place once a month and are open to everyone, at any level of interest or expertise in fungi.  Speakers cover a variety of topics including scientific research, field mycology, art, history and cuture.


BMS grants

BMS offers a number of grants to support work, study, meeting attendance and other activities in fungal biology and field mycology.


Front cover of Field Mycology - November 2023

Latest issue of Field Mycology - November 2023

Cover image: Chroogomphus fulmineus, a rather common species in the pine woods of the Cairngorms, Scotland. Image credit: Geoffrey Kibby.

Find out more about Field Mycology

Join the Society

Membership of the BMS is open to all who are interested in promoting, supporting and learning about the world of fungi.

Join now and your membership will be valid until 31 December 2024. Plus, we offer a discounted fee for the first year of a new, Full Membership.

Find out about membership

One Health and the Challenge of Antifungal Resistance

Addressing the increasing concern of antifungal resistance in plants, crops and agriculture, human and animal health, and urban environments. 

> Calling for abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Deadline 18th December

See the programme

Call for nominations to BMS Council

Would you like to join a group of members helping to shape the Society’s direction and activities to promote mycology?

We are looking for two Members of Council to join from January 2024.

Read the call for nominations

Fungal biology research articles

The BMS journals Fungal BiologyFungal Ecology and Fungal Biology Reviews feature the latest scientific research papers and discussions. 

Read about the latest research

Call for submissions to Fungal Interactions

Fungal Interactions is the new, open access, international journal from the British Mycological Society, published by Elsevier,​​​​​​. Introductory offer: 50% off the APC, valid for all authors who wish to publish Open Access and submit their article by 30 November, 2023.


Get involved with the British Mycological Society


Membership of the BMS is open to all who are interested in promoting, supporting and learning about the world of fungi.

Find out about membership

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An annual celebration of our fungal world.
Next event: 5 October 2024

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What's on

See the programme of BMS conferences, meetings and workshops and other selected mycology-focused events.

Find out about events