Skip to Main Content

Ecology and Evolution - Selected Information Resources: Societies & Organizations

Societies and Organizations

American Institute of Biological Sciences - The AIBS was founded in 1947 and is a consortium of biological associations, labs, and museums with members interested in the life sciences: research, education, and applications. Publishes BioScience and is one of the founding organizations of the BioOne electronic journals.

American Society for Microbiology (formerly Society of American Bacteriologists) - An organization begun in 1899 whose members now number over 42,000. Publishes Abstracts of Annual Meeting and scholarly journals including: Journal of Bacteriology, Journal of Virology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology Reviews, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Microbe, mBio (an open-access journal), Genome Announcements, Journal of Clinical Microbiology, Infection and Immunity, Eukaryotic Cell, Clinical Microbiology Reviews, Clinical and Vaccine Immunology, Applied and Environmental Microbiology, Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy. See Awards and Prizes page in this guide for more information.

American Society of Naturalists - Established in 1883. Organic evolution is a focus of the work of its members. Publishes American Naturalist. See Awards and Prizes page in this guide for more information.

Botanical Society of America - This large society of botanists and plant scientists was founded in 1906. Publishes the American Journal of Botany, Plant Science Bulletin, Applications in Plant Sciences and Careers in Botany brochure.

British Mycological Society - Scientists, microbiologists, and mycologists are members of this society organized to promote the study of fungi. Founded in 1896. Publishes Fungal Biology, Fungal Ecology, Fungal Biology Reviews, Field Mycology, Mycologist News, Occasional Publications, and Symposia.

Ecological Society of America - Begun in 1915, this large organization can boast of membership totaling over 10,000. Publishes: Ecosphere, Ecology, Ecological Monographs, Ecological Applications, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, Bulletin of the Ecological Society of America.

Herpetologists' League - An organization for those interested in studying amphibians and reptiles. Established in 1936 and publishes Herpetologica as well as monographs. See Awards and Prizes page in this guide for more information.

International Association for Plant Taxonomy (IAPT)- A large, multinational group coordinating work related to plant taxonomy. Publishes Regnum Vegetabile Vegetabile, Taxon, International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants (Melbourne Code). Founded in 1950.

International Society of Chemical Ecology - A society seeking to encourage exchange about chemical ecology from members in differing fields. Founded in 1983, the Society publishes Journal of Chemical Ecology and JCE Commentary. See Awards and Prizes page in this guide for more information.

Linnean Society of London - This multinational society was founded in 1788 and promotes study in biology with a focus on evolution, ecology, and systematics. Publishes Biological Journal, Botanical Journal, Zoological Journal, The Linnean, PuLSe.

Society for Conservation Biology - Members are professional scientists and conservationists intgerested in conservation of biological diversity. Publishes Conservation Biology and publications for members including Conservation, Pacific Conservation Biology and Biological Conservation.

The Society for Freshwater Science (formerly North American Benthological Society) - In existence since 1953. Members are researchers in aquatic ecology. Publishes Freshwater Science, Bulletin of the North American Benthological Society (for members), SFS Bibliography (Current and Selected Bibliographies in Benthic Biology) (for members), NABStracts abstracts of meeting presentations and posters (for members).

Society for Marine Mammalogy - A non-profit society whose members are professionals in natural science or in the management, husbandry, conservation, or training of marine mammals. Established in 1981, The Society publishes Marine Mammal Science and books.

Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology  Publishes Integrative & Comparative Biology, The SICB Journal and SICB Newsletter.

Society of Systematic Biologists (formerly the Society of Systematic Zoology)- The Society was founded in 1948. Promotes the study of classification or taxonomy or systematics of animals.Publishes Systematic Biology which includes book reviews.




Science Research Support Librarian - Life Sciences

Profile Photo
Kayleigh Bohemier
Please email me or use the Schedule Appointment button. In-person and virtual (Zoom) appointments are both possible. Please note that Science Hill is a 15-minute walk from central campus, and there is a temporary entrance due to construction.

My default ONSITE days are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday. During the semester (not during breaks!), I am onsite on Thursdays. I am OFFSITE most Mondays.


Marx Science and Social Science Library (formerly called CSSSI)
Office C41
219 Prospect Street
Concourse Level
Kline Biology Tower