The American Arachnological Society (AAS) is the most recent scientific society to join the AIBS Public Policy Office at the Supporter level. "We sincerely appreciate the financial contribution that AAS is making. This funding helps us further increase our web of influence in the nation's science policy discussions," said Dr. Robert Gropp, AIBS Director of Public Policy.

The AAS was founded in 1972 to promote the study of arachnids, to achieve closer cooperation and understanding between amateur and professional arachnologists, and to publish the Journal of Arachnology. The Society sponsors annual meetings and cooperates with other professional societies. Membership is open to all individuals interested in the Society's objectives.

AAS joins the Mycological Society of America and the Society for Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry-North America as Supporters of the AIBS Public Policy Office. Other AIBS member societies and organizations are welcome to become a Supporter of the Public Policy Office and its many science policy and media affairs initiatives. To learn more about how your society or organization can join this effort, please visit


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