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- The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) was founded in 1848 to "advance science and innovation throughout the world for the benefit of all people" through initiatives in: science policy, international programs, science education and science techonology.
- The American Institute of Biological Sciences was established in 1947 to meet critical needs in the biological sciences by: promoting biological research nationally and internationally, disseminating up-to-date biological science to a broad audience, providing scientific support services to governmental and private research and education programs, improving formal and informal biological science education for all ages and professions, helping train the next generation of biologists, and providing information about biological science to policy-makers for better-informed decisions.
- The Ecological Society of America (ESA) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization of scientists founded in 1915 to: promote ecological science by improving communication among ecologists; raise the public's level of awareness of the importance of ecological science; increase the resources available for the conduct of ecological science; and ensure the appropriate use of ecological science in environmental decision making by enhancing communication between the ecological community and policy-makers.
- The Organization of Biological Field Stations is an association of about 180 field stations and professionals concerned with field facilities for biological research and education, primarily in North America and Central America