The AIBS Board of Directors has endorsed the document, Evolution, Science, and Society: A White Paper on Behalf of the Field of Evolutionary Biology, prepared by a collaboration among the American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution, the Ecological Society of America, the Society of Systematic Biologists, the Genetics Society of America, the Animal Behavior Society, and the Paleontological Society. Headed by Douglas J. Futuyma (State University of New York, Stony Brook) and Thomas R. Meagher (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey) and with funding from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation and NSF, the document is addressed to decision-makers responsible for guiding basic and applied scientific research and for developing educational curricula. It is also addressed to anyone interested in understanding the current and potential accomplishments of evolutionary biology. The main goals of the document are:
Plans for broad dissemination of Evolution, Science, and Society are underway. The Executive Summary and full text of the report may be viewed at the ESS website.
Dr. Thomas R. Meagher
Director, Graduate Program in Ecology and Evolution
Department of Ecology, Evolution, and Natural Resources
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