Scientific Members of IUBS

All scientific members are members of the IUBS - besides national members. Scientific members comprise international societies, associations or bodies that represent a biological discipline, or a discipline relevant to the scientific study of biology.

Each scientific member has one vote in the General Assembly which is one of the two govering bodies of IUBS.

Scientific members' disciplines

Scientific members' acronyms

Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · AUC

African Union of Conservationists (AUC)

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Scientific member · Entomology & Malacology · AEC

AsociaciĆ³n Europea de Coleopterologia (AEC)

Scientific member · Taxonomy / Nomenclature · TDWG

Biodiversty Information Standards (Taxonomic Database Working Group, TDWG)

Scientific member · Interdisciplinary · CBE · CBE

Commission on Biological Education (CBE)

Scientific member · Taxonomy / Nomenclature

Consortium for European Taxonomic Facilities (CETAF)

Scientific member · Interdisciplinary · CSSI

Cell Stress Society International (CSSI)

Scientific member · Interdisciplinary · EASE

European Association of Science Editors Skills (EASE)

Scientific member · Marine Biology · EIS

European Ichthyological Society (EIS)

Scientific member · Biomedical Science, Immunology & Pathology · ESCE

European Society for Comparative Endocrinology (ESCE)

Scientific member · Biomedical Science, Immunology & Pathology · ESCSB

European Society for Comparative Skin Biology

Scientific member · Evolution & Genetics · ESEB

European Society for Evolutionary Biology (ESEB)

Scientific member · Zoology · ESN

European Society of Nematologists (ESN)

Scientific member · Interdisciplinary · HBA

Human Biology Association (HBA)

Scientific member · Aerobiology · IAA

International Association for Aerobiology (IAA)


Scientific member · Marine Biology · IABO

International Association for Biological Oceanography (IABO)

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Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · INTECOL

International Association for Ecology (INTECOL)

Scientific member · Botany · IAPP

International Association for Plant Physiology (IAPP)

Scientific member · Taxonomy / Nomenclature · IAPT

International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)

Scientific member · Interdisciplinary · IARR

International Association for Radiation Research (IARR)

Scientific member · Botany · IAPPS

International Association for the Plant Protection Sciences (IAPPS)

Scientific member · Botany · IABG

International Association of Botanic Gardens (IABG)

Scientific member · Botany · IABMS

International Association of Botanical and Mycological Societies (IABMS)

Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · IAEMS

International Association of Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Societies (IAEMS)

Scientific member · Mycology · IAL

International Association of Lichenologists (IAL)

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Scientific member · Botany · IASPRR

International Association of Sexual Plant Reproduction Research (IASPRR)

Scientific member · Entomology & Malacology · IBRA

International Bee Research Association (IBRA)

Scientific member · Interdisciplinary · IBS

International Biometric Society (IBS)

Scientific member · Marine Biology · IBA

International Bryozoology Association (IBA)

Scientific member · Entomology & Malacology · (ICIS)

International Commission for Invertebrate Survey

Scientific member · Entomology & Malacology · ICPPR

International Commission for Plant Pollinator Relationships (ICPPR)

Scientific member · Taxonomy / Nomenclature · (ICNCP)

International Commission for the Nomenclature of Cultivated Plants

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Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · (ICBI)

International Commission on Bio-indicators

Scientific member · Botany · (ICSSVM)

International Commission on Small Scale Vegetation Mapping

Scientific member · Taxonomy / Nomenclature · ICTF

International Commission on the Taxonomy of Fungi (ICTF)

Scientific member · Taxonomy / Nomenclature · ICZN

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN)

Scientific member · Biochemistry & Physiology · ICCPB

International Congress of Comparative Physiology and Biochemistry (ICCPB)

Scientific member · Entomology & Malacology · ICE (Entomology)

International Congress of Entomology (ICE)

Scientific member · Entomology & Malacology · ICD

International Congresses of Dipterology (ICD)



Scientific member · Botany · ICMAP

International Council for Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (ICMAP)

Scientific member · Zoology · ICE (Ethology)

International Council of Ethologists (ICE)

Scientific member · Interdisciplinary · IFCB

International Federation for Cell Biology (IFCB)

Scientific member · Zoology · IFM

International Federation of Mammalogists (IFM)

Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · IFPS

International Federation of Palynological Societies (IFPS)

Scientific member · Biochemistry & Physiology · IFSHC

International Federation of Societies for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry (IFSHC)

Scientific member · Evolution & Genetics · IGF

International Genetics Federation (IGF)

Scientific member · Mycology · IMA

International Mycological Association (IMA)

Scientific member · Botany · IOP

International Organisation of Palaeobotany (IOP)

Scientific member · Botany · IOBC

International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC)

Scientific member · Botany · IOPI

International Organization for Plant Information (IOPI)

Scientific member · Botany · IOS

International Organization for Succulent Plant Study (IOS)

Scientific member · Zoology · IOC

International Ornithological Congress (IOCongress)

Scientific member · Zoology · IOU

International Ornithologists' Union (IOU)


Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · IPA (Palaeontolog)

International Palaeontological Association (IPA)

Scientific member · Marine Biology · IPS (Phycology)

International Phycological Society (IPS)


Scientific member · Marine Biology · IPA (Polychaetology)

International Polychaetology Association (IPA)

Scientific member · Zoology · IPS (Primatology)

International Primatological Society (IPS)

Scientific member · Botany · ISTA

International Seed Testing Association (ISTA)

Scientific member · Evolution & Genetics · ISAG

International Society for Animal Genetics (ISAG)

Scientific member · Botany · ISHS

International Society for Horticultural Science (ISHS)

Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · ISME

International Society for Microbial Ecology (ISME)

Scientific member · Mycology · ISMS

International Society for Mushroom Science (ISMS)

Scientific member · Taxonomy / Nomenclature · ISPN

International Society for Phylogenetic Nomenclature (ISPN)

Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · ISPP

International Society for Plant Pathology (ISPP)

Scientific member · Botany · ISTRC

International Society for Tropical Root Crops (ISTRC)

Scientific member · Zoology · ISA

International Society of Arachnology (ISA)

Scientific member · Interdisciplinary · ISB

International Society of Biometeorology (ISB)

Scientific member · Biomedical Science, Immunology & Pathology · ISDCI

International Society of Developmental and Comparative Immunology (ISDCI)

Scientific member · Interdisciplinary · ISDB

International Society of Developmental Biologists (ISDB)


International Society for Diatom Research (ISDR)

Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · ISEB

International Society of Environmental Botanists (ISEB)

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Scientific member · Entomology & Malacology · ISIRD

International Society of Invertebrate Reproduction and Development (ISIRD)

Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · SIL

International Society of Limnology (SIL)

Scientific member · Microbiology · ISOP

International Society of Protistologists (ISOP)


Scientific member · Zoology · ISVM

International Society of Vertebrate Morphology (ISVM)

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Scientific member · Zoology · ISZS

International Society of Zoological Sciences (ISZS)

Scientific member · Entomology & Malacology · IUSSI

International Union for the Study of Social Insects (IUSSI)

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Scientific member · Zoology · IUPB

International Union of Photobiology (IUPB)

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Scientific member · Biomedical Science, Immunology & Pathology · IURES

International Union of Reticuloendothelial Societies (IURES)

Scientific member · Ecology & Environmental Biology · IUSS

International Union of Soil Sciences (IUSS)

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Scientific member · Taxonomy / Nomenclature · OPTIMA

Organization for the Phyto-Taxonomic Investigation of the Mediterranean Area (OPTIMA)

Scientific member · Entomology & Malacology · SIP

Society for Invertebrate Pathology (SIP)

Scientific member · Entomology & Malacology · UM

Unitas Malacologica (UM)

Scientific member · Zoology · WCH

World Congress of Herpetology (WCH)

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Scientific member · Microbiology · WFCC

World Federation for Culture Collections (WFCC)

Scientific member · Microbiology · WFP

World Federation of Parasitologists (WFP)