IUBS Scientific Programmes

One of IUBS’ main activities is to initiate, facilitate and coordinate research and other scientific activities necessitating international, interdisciplinary cooperation. IUBS conducts international collaborative scientific programmes in close cooperation with its ordinary and scientific members.

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Governance of Global Taxonomic Lists


Open Biodiversity and Health Big Data Initiative


Former IUBS Activities

Biological Consequences of Global Change (BCGC)

Science Policy Forum for Biodiversity

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. IUBS supplements these core strengths by integrating information from other areas of biology, and from the physical sciences and humanities, to help solve major environmental problems.

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New Intiatives

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.

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Gender Equality in Science

Zoonotic Diseases

International Year of Basic Sciences for Sustainable Development 2022

IUBS Centenary Webinar Series

Former IUBS Initiatives

Education and Outreach

IUBS has always considered science education, outreach and public engagement as important activities. Science education not only attracts, engages and nurtures the future generation for science but also helps in building scientific temperament in the society. 

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TROP ICSU: Climate Change Education

Bio Education

Science of Pollution-Tolerant and Climate-Resistant Plants

Events Sponsored by IUBS

To ensure that it remains active and relevant to all member countries, and to attract potential new members, IUBS aims to be more inclusive; its scientific programs include representatives from as many member and non-member countries as possible.


Young Scientists