On the 11 August 2009, Prof. Ingvar Kärnefelt's 65th birthday was celebrated with an issue of The Lichenologist (41 (5): 453-559, 2009) which included contributions from all of his past and present PhD students in lichenology. The issue, edited by Ulf Arup at the Biological Museums, begins with a presentation of Ingvar's lichenological activities, paying particular attention to his preferred studies on the taxonomy of the families Parmeliaceae and Teloschistaceae. During the day, his students made presentations on their recent scientific work, and the celebrations continued through to the evening when all adjourned to spend an enjoyable time in a restaurant in central Lund
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The launch of the 100th volume of Bibliotheca Lichenologica, entitled ‘Diversity of Lichenology – Anniversary Volume’, was celebrated in Sweden on 13–17 October 2009 by the editors, Arne Thell, the Biological Museums, University of Lund, Mark Seaward, University of Bradford, and Tassilo Feuerer, University of Hamburg, and three of the major contributors, Ingvar Kärnefelt, Tiina Randlane and Andres Saag, both from the University of Tartu. The book contains 512 pages and 18 chapters written by 37 authors from 13 countries; these include recent developments in taxonomy, phytogenetic analyses, floristic studies and ecology, as well as newly described taxa, keys to the identification of Usnea, details of analytical work, and a personal review of some past and present contributors to lichenology. On 14 October, Mark Seaward gave an interesting and entertaining lecture on “The role of lichens in shaping our world” at the Biological Museums in Lund. The actual book launch was held on 15 October in in the town of Vadstena in Eric Acharius’s house together with the present owners. After the dinner, including specialities from Lake Vättern, Ingvar Kärnefelt gave an informative presentation on Acharius.
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