How to Join

BESC does not charge membership dues. Membership is limited to organizations. To join BESC, send an email to Robert Gropp at


  • American Institute of Biological Sciences
  • American Museum of Natural History
  • American Society of Agronomy
  • American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Society of Limnology and Oceanography
  • American Society of Plant Biologists
  • Association of Ecosystem Research Centers
  • Crop Science Society of America
  • Ecological Society of America
  • Estuarine Research Federation
  • Institute of Food Technologies
  • Jorden Burt LLP
  • National Council for Science and the Environment
  • Natural Science Collections Alliance
  • Ornithological Council
  • Society of Conservation Biology
  • Soil Science Society of America
  BESC Member Organizations offer a variety of resources valuable to the biological community including:
  • Policy News from ESA's Public Affairs Office is a bi-weekly electronic publication of the Ecological Society of America which provides updates on key environmental policy including proposed regulation changes. For a free email subscription, please send the command "sub esanews {your first name and last name}" to

  • The American Institute of Biological Sciences' Public Policy Report is distributed broadly by email every two weeks and provides an update on key science policy including federal appropriations. Any interested party may self-subscribe to receive these free reports by email. Go to and click on Public Policy News and Reports on the opening page, then follow the text links to complete the subscription form.

  • Each week, the AIBS Public Policy Office identifies items in the Federal Register that have national or international implications for biological research and education. These items are compiled and posted to the AIBS Federal Register Resource website each Monday. The website also provides basic information on the federal rulemaking process, tips for preparing and submitting comments to federal agencies, and useful internet links for electronic submission of comments. Visit AIBS Federal Register Resource at
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