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IUBS

General Assembly (GA)

01 Jun 2017 · Politics · IUBS

NATURE: IUBS suggested to facilitate and integrate taxonomy

Entitled "Taxonomy anarchy hampers conservation" two authors suggest that IUBS could solve the classification of complex organisms, which according to them is in chaos. In the journal Nature (546: 25–27, 1 June 2017, doi: 10.1038/546025a) Stephen T. Garnett and Les Christidis propose, that the International Union of Biological Sciences (IUBS) shall be the leading institution to overcome differences in taxonomic decisions to define species across all organism groupss. The authors argue that failure to govern taxonomy threatens effectiveness of global efforts to halt biodiversity loss and damages the credibility of science. Therefore, they propose four steps how IUBS could act to overcome existing shortcomings.

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16 Nov 2016 · IUBS

Board Meeting

IUBS' board members (from left): Chunxu Han, president Hiroyuki Takeda, executive director Nathalie Fomproix, general secretary L.S. Shashidhara, former president Nils Chr. Stenseth, Motonori Hoshi, former vice president Yury Dgebuadze, and former vice president Zhibin Zhang. Photo: IUBS

IUBS's board met in Okinawa at the joint International Congress of Zoology and the Meeting of the Zoological Society, in which our society was involved, to hand over presidency.

03 Dec 2016 · IUBS

Board Meeting

IUBS' board members (from left): executive board member Peter Kevan, secretary general L.S. Shashidhara, president Hiroyuki Takeda, executive director Nathalie Fomproix, and executive board member Lily Rodriguez. Photo: IUBS

In Cancun, Mexico, several board members met during the 3rd Science for Biodiversity Forum, which was a side event of the conference of the parties COP13 organized by IUBS.

20 Mar 2017 · IUBS

Board Meeting

IUBS' official board members (from left): treasurer Santiago Merino, president Hiroyuki Takeda, executive director Nathalie Fomproix, secretary general L.S. Shashidhara. Photo: IUBS

The IUBS board met in Paris, the headquarters of IUBS, discussing the next steps.

06 Jul 2017 · IUBS

Board Meeting

Board members (from left): Vice President Regine Jahn, Executive Committee Member Lily Rodriguez, President Hiroyuki Takeda, Treasurer Santiago Merino (connected to the meeting via video), Secretary General LS Shashidhara, and three Executive Committee Members Alexey Kotov, Yongbiao Xue and Peter Kevan. Photo: IUBS

IUBS's Executive Board met on 6th and 7th July 2017 in Paris. They discussed how to implement the next steps in the scientific programmes, which were chosen in the General Assembly.

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07 Jul 2017 · Initiative · IUBS

Sustainable Pastoralism and Human Well-Being

The inititive "Future Earth initiative on Pastoralism: a global comparative research programme" launched in July 2017. The initiative will prepare a new scientific programme for future transnational research with the aid of the IUBS and their ordinary and scientific members.

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07 Jul 2017 · Initiative · IUBS

Open Biodiversity and Health Data

The inititive "Open Biodiversity and Health Big Data Initiative (BHBD)" launched in July 2017. The initiative will prepare a new scientific programme for future transnational research with the aid of the IUBS and their ordinary and scientific members.

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IUBS

Between GAs

31 Jul 2017 · IUBS · Publication

Biology International - Special Issue no 36

Disaster and Biodiversity (DAB) - beta

2017, edited by Harufumi Nishida, Jun Yokoyama, Steven J. Wagstaff, Paul Callomon

The 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake caused a tsunami and nuclear accident that heavily damaged local communities and the natural environment. The loss of biodiversity and precious biological records in nationally significant museums was also a matter of serious concern. The DAB scientific programme of IUBS led by Prof. H. Nishida aimed at the establishment of international disciplines and protocols for monitoring and managing the influences of disaster on biodiversity and biological resources at the initial stage following a disaster, and organizing an effective collaborative system to cope with future events. This aim was well appreciated at the IUBS General Assembly in 2012, and the proposal was approved as a scientific programme from 2013 to 2015. This special issue summarizes the results of three years’ discussions with internationally distinguished scientists in workshops and a symposium that was held in Sendai, a city damaged by the 2011 earthquake (from the preface of Prof. H. Takeda).

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