Professional Societies, Organizations & Associations

Below are a number of organizations, associations, and professional societies in which varying aspects of evolutionary biology are explored. 

American Society of Mammalogists - established in 1919 to promote interest in the study of mammals

American Society of Naturalists - advancing knowledge of organic evolution and other broad biological principles to enhance the conceptual unification of the biological sciences

American Museum of Natural History - supporting work in anthropology, biology, earth & planetary sciences, and paleontology, and housing one of the world's most extensive collections of specimens and artifacts

Conchologists of America, Inc. - a society for shell enthusiasts from all walks of life

The Ecological Society of America - promoting ecological science by improving communications, raising awareness and access to resources, and applying ecological science to environmental policy

Entomological Society of America - serving the professional and scientific needs of entomologists, as well as researchers, teachers, extension service personnel, administrators, students, and others in affiliated disciplines

European Society for Evolutionary Biology - an academic society that brings together more than 2000 evolutionary biologists from Europe and the rest of the world

Graduate Women in Science (GWIS) -  working to advance the participation and recognition of women in scientific fields through grants, awards and fellowships

INTERFACE - An Integrated Network for Terrestrial Ecosystem Research on Feedbacks to the Atmosphere and ClimatE: linking experimentalists, ecosystem modelers, and Earth system modelers

Marine Conservation Institute - dedicated to securing permanent, strong protection for the oceans’ most important places

Morphometrics at SUNY Stony Brook - notices of courses, meetings, and workshops focused on morphometrics

National Center for Ecological Analysis & Synthesis (NCEAS) - an independent research affiliate of UC-Santa Barbara, conducting research to allow people and nature to thrive

National Evolutionary Synthesis Center (NESCent) - a nonprofit science center dedicated to cross-disciplinary research in evolution

National Science Foundation - an independent federal agency promoting progress in science; advancing national health, prosperity, and welfare; and securing national defense

The Palaeontological Association - a registered charity that promotes the study of palaeontology and its allied sciences

Paleontological Society - an international nonprofit devoted exclusively to the advancement of the science of paleontology:  invertebrate and vertebrate paleontology, micropaleontology, and paleobotany

Sigma Xi - is the international honor society of science and engineering

Society for Conservation Biology - an international society of professionals, students, and non-profits who dedicate their work towards advancing the science and practice of conserving biodiversity

The Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) - SICB's mission is to further research, education and public awareness in the areas of organismal, functional and evolutionary biology

Society for the Study of Evolution - The aims of the Society reflect its conviction that the evolutionary approach will clarify many unsolved biological problems and will provide common goals and mutual comprehension among all life sciences

The Society of Systematic Biologists - advances the science of systematic biology in all its aspects of theory, principles, methodology, and practice, for both living and fossil organisms

Society of Vertebrate Paleontology (SVP) - a diverse organization of scientists, students, artists, preparators, advocates, writers and scholars across the globe, dedicated to the study, discovery, interpretation and preservation of vertebrate fossils

Wilson Ornithological Society - a world-wide organization of people who share a curiosity about birds