Welcome to the International Aquatic Plants Group webpage

The International Aquatic Plants Group is comprised of researchers, scientists and practitioners who are based at universities and research organizations throughout the world. The IAPG is an interest group whose members specialize in all aspects of aquatic plant science, including botany, genetics, ecology, physiology, conservation and management.

Every two to three years, we have a conference to share scientific advances with our community and to continue to promote a collegiate atmosphere that facilitates discussion, debate and collaboration. Past conference information can be found here. Past meetings have been arranged under the auspices of SIL (International Society of Limnology) and the EWRS (European Weed Research Society), from which the current IAPG arose. We are not a formal society. An ad hoc International Scientific Committee forms to oversee the conference and its outputs, while a local organizing committee looks after the conference management.

General inquiries

Please contact a member of the International Scientific Committee


Webpage inquiries

Please contact
Louis Skovsholt

Collaboration with IUCN

We are collaborating with IUCN as part of a specialist group for improved aquatic macrophyte conservation efforts. Visit their webpage here: