June 1, 2005


In April 2005 the AIBS Board of Directors welcomed the American Mosquito Control Association, the Long Term Ecological Research Network, and the Cactus and Succulent Society of America as member societies in AIBS.

The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA), founded in 1935, is a scientific and educational, not-for-profit public service association that is worldwide in scope, with members or subscribers to its publications in over 50 countries. The association publishes the Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association and the AMCA Newsletter. Read more about the society at www.mosquito.org.

The Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network, founded in 1980, is a collaborative organization involving more than 1800 scientists and students investigating ecological processes over long temporal and broad spatial scales. The network promotes synthesis and comparative research across sites and ecosystems, and among related national and international research programs. The LTER program was established by the National Science Foundation to support research on long-term ecological phenomena in the United States. The LTER Web site is at www.lternet.edu.

The Cactus and Succulent Society of America (CSSA) was founded in 1929 and has now grown to become an international organization with about 100 affiliates. The society publishes the Cactus and Succulent Journal; To the Point, the CSSA newsletter; and Haseltonia, the yearbook of the CSSA. Read more about the society at www.cssainc.org.

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