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Bullet policy · Feb 16, 2021

Work Begins on Next COVID-19 Relief Package

Lawmakers are now working to craft a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 pandemic relief package—the blueprint for which was adopted by both chambers of Congress on February 5, 2021 in the form of a budget resolution.
Bullet policy, statements · Feb 16, 2021

AIBS Endorses Plan to Double Federal Science Spending

AIBS has endorsed an action plan developed by the Science and Technology Action Committee calling for doubling the federal expenditure for research and development and STEM education relative to GDP over the next five years.
Bullet policy, statements · Feb 16, 2021

AIBS Signs Petition in Support of Field Stations

AIBS has endorsed a petition expressing support for scientific research stations and their educational programming that have been adversely impacted by financial concerns as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Bullet announcements · Feb 16, 2021

AIBS Announces Diversity Plan

AIBS has announced a 12-month action plan focused on three of our core activities, as part of our commitment to increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in the biological sciences.
Bullet bioscience, podcasts · Feb 15, 2021

In Their Own Words - Thomas Lovejoy

This episode is the next in our oral history series, In Their Own Words. These pieces chronicle the stories of scientists who have made great contributions to their fields, particularly within the biological sciences. Each month, we will publish in the pages of BioScience, and on this podcast, the results of these conversations. Dr. Thomas Lovejoy is a professor at George Mason University, in Fairfax, Virginia, in the United States, explorer at large with the National Geographic Society, and senior fellow at the United Nations Foundation. He is also a past president of AIBS.

Bullet policy, statements · Feb 11, 2021

Science Groups Endorse Legislation to Track COVID-19 Variants

The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) joined 45 scientific, academic, and medical stakeholder groups in expressing support for legislation aimed at scaling up efforts to track and respond to coronavirus variants in the United States.
Bullet bioscience, podcasts · Feb 10, 2021

Indigenous Systems of Management for Healthier Fisheries

Before European colonization, populations of Pacific salmon were successfully managed by the Indigenous communities of the Pacific Northwest since time immemorial. Colonization and its associated fisheries management practices have depleted stocks and disrupted the complex social–ecological systems that underlie them.