Welcome to IRGC

The International Research Group on Charophytes (IRGC) was founded as a non-profit organisation during the 1st International Symposium on Extant and Fossil Charophytes held in Montpellier, France, in 1989. To date, the IRGC enlists 130 members from 31 countries from five continents.

Purpose and aims

  • To promote and coordinate international co-operation on charophyte research, including living and fossil specimens from all geological ages,
  • To encourage the integration and synthesis of all aspects of botanical and palaeobotanical studies related to Charophytes sensu Charales,
  • To enhance co-operation with other organisations interested in Phycology and Palaeobotany, and
  • To provide an international forum for discussion by the organisation every 4 years of international meetings, and the newly established charophyte-L (list for discussion on charophytes and related issues).

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The IRGC website is maintained by Kaire Torn