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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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    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 2019


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


Report Published from 2019 AIBS Council Meeting

The report, Beyond Specimens: Research, Education, and Policy, from the 2019 AIBS Council Meeting is now available online.

New BioScience Talks Podcast

In this episode of BioScience Talks - In Their Own Words, we welcome Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, Frederick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the American Museum of Natural History, in New York City, and host of COSMOS: Possible Worlds.

Natural History Collections: Advancing the Frontiers of Science

A special collection of BioScience articles are now available that highlights some of the exciting new ways scientists and educators are mobilizing and using biodiversity data from natural history collections.


2020 AIBS Council Meeting

The AIBS Council of member societies and organizations will meet online on December 9-10, 2020 about "Strengthening the Bioeconomy".

Webinar Series for Organizational Members

Building Resilient Scientific Societies: The Contribution of Retired Members to Academic Societies -- Join us Wednesday, October 28, 2020 at 2:00pm ET. Register now.

BioScience Talks

October 2020
In this episode of BioScience Talks, we're joined by Alex McIntuff, a postdoctoral researcher at UC Santa Barbara who discusses "Often Understudied, Fences Pose Ecological Threats".

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Read BioScience

Changing Disturbance Regimes: The New Normal? -- The current spate of wildfires and tropical storms devastating the United States and other regions is a vivid reminder of the ruthless power of nature.

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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Some of Our Member Organizations

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Society of Nematologists
Society for the Study of Evolution
National Science Collections Alliance
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Organization of Biological Field Stations
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Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Logo

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