In order to facilitate the implementation of future Scientific Programmes, IUBS supports projects, which prepare transnational research, with the aid of its Ordinary and Scientific Members.

IUBS welcomes suggestions for new Initiatives, which are in the scope of IUBS activities. Please contact the IUBS Secretariat to know more.  

Science for Biodiversity Forum

IUBS possesses core strengths in integrative biology that contribute to better understanding of life and its diversity. In this context, IUBS has been actively partnering with the "Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD)" since 1998. A specific example of its active role is in the organization of meetings of “Science for Biodiversity Forum” at the CBD, framing policies with scientific information for the attainment of the goals of the conventions. 

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Gender Gap in Science

The project is aimed to produce sound data to support the choices of interventions that International Science Council and member unions can feasibly undertake. It will provide evidence for informed decisions, including trends – since the situation for women continues to change around the world, with some negative developments – and will provide easy access to materials proven to be useful in encouraging girls and young women to study and work in these fields. 

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Zoonotic Diseases

IUBS insists that it is crucial that zoonotic diseases are investigated in a coordinated, integrative way beyond the evidently essential medical perspective, bringing on board the ecological perspective, that is, linking humans, animals, pathogens, ecosystems and global environmental change – including Anthropogenically driven climate and biodiversity change. In this direction, IUBS has established a working group and an international scientific program on zoonotic diseases by bringing scientists and experts from all over the world.

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