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    AIBS Informs Decision-making
    We have been informing decisions that
    move science forward for more than 70 years.
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    Apply for the Emerging Public Policy Leadership Award
    Graduate students in the biological sciences who have
    demonstrated initiative and leadership in science policy
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    We're fighting on your behalf in Washington, DC. Stand
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    AIBS Receives $13,000 Donation
    An anonymous AIBS individual member has donated
    $13,000 to support graduate students.

Informing decision-making for science and society.

Peer Review

AIBS provides research funding organizations with efficient and high quality peer review and support services that help program leaders focus on the science.


AIBS provides timely and effective communication of peer-reviewed research and news and analysis to professionals, students, educators, and the public.

Community Programs

Community Programs advances the field and profession of biology and promotes and provides leadership, with an emphasis on public policy and advocacy, education, and the public understanding of science.


AIBS individual and organizational members work collaboratively to advance biology and bring its discoveries to decision-makers.


Individual expert peer reviews
performed since 2007


Individual peer reviewers
who participated in an
evaluation since 2007


Current journal impact factor
for AIBS's BioScience


Downloads from the BioScience
Talks podcast series


Downloads of BioScience
articles in 2018


Meetings with federal and state
lawmakers arranged by AIBS since 2008


Biologists who have participated in
an AIBS communications or
advocacy training program


Scientific societies and
organizations advancing biology
through membership in AIBS


Faces of Biology Photo Contest

We are excited to announce the start of the 2020 Faces of Biology Photo Contest. Help communicate science through imagery by entering today.

New BioScience Talks Podcast

In this episode of BioScience Talks, we welcome previous guest Dan Salkeld and Mike Antolin of Colorado State University join us to discuss "The Ecological Context of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic".

Latest Position Statement

AIBS and 22 organizations have asked NSF to delay grant proposal deadlines and provide no-cost extensions in response to the current COVID-19 emergency.


Resources for Online Learning Webinar

Empowering 21st Century Learners through Biodiversity Knowledge: Resources for Online Learning: Join us Tuesday, March 24, 2020 at 1:30pm ET. Register now.

BioScience Talks

March 2020
In this episode of BioScience Talks, we welcome previous guest Dan Salkeld and Mike Antolin of Colorado State University to discuss "The Ecological Context of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic".

Writing for Impact and Influence

AIBS is offering a professional development program designed to help biologists, including graduate students, hone their written communication skills to increase the impact and influence of their message.

Get Involved

Read BioScience

Catastrophes and Disasters: Do We Have a Scientific Infrastructure to Inform Decision-making? -- Environmental catastrophes have significant impacts on public health and well-being, including economic prosperity.

Subscribe to BioScience

BioScience provides peer-reviewed synthetic overviews of current biological research, together with departments about biology education, history, and the profession generally.

Interested in a career in biology?

Pursuing a career in biology can be immensely rewarding and exciting. Studying biology teaches us to ask questions, make observations, evaluate evidence, and solve problems.

Current Initiatives

2016 Annual Report

Professional Development

Participate in one of our professional education and training programs to hone the skills that will enhance your employment opportunities and career development.

If your organization is interested in having AIBS bring one of our professional development programs to your institution, please contact the Professional Development Program.

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Society of Nematologists
Society for the Study of Evolution
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Organization of Biological Field Stations
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