THE SIBIOS-ISSB SOCIETY

Société Internationale de Biospéologie SIBIOS - International Society of Subterranean Biology ISSB
funded in1979 at Moulis (France)
http://www.fi.cnr.it/sibios/default.htm

Address (General-Secretary)

 Oana Teodora MOLDOVAN
Institutul de Spéologie "Emil Racovitza" Str. Clinicilor 5 PO BOX 58
RO-400006 CLUJ-NAPOCA (Romania)
oanamol@hasdeu.ubbcluj.ro

Administrative address of the Society: Mairie de MOULIS F-09200 ST-GIRONS - France
Postal address of the Society: goto
http://www.fi.cnr.it/sibios/contact.htm

 Objectives

 SIBIOS-ISSB Presidents

Statutes

 Rules

 Council Board

Members directory

 Membership information
How to become a member

 Reports

 Subterranean Biology

 Mémoires de Biospéologie

 Special Publications

 Encyclopaedia Biospeologica

Bulletin de Liaison

 SIBIOS-ISSB newsletter

 Libraries

 Websites

 In Memoriam

 

1. Objectives, history and strategy of the Society

 SIBIOS-ISSB is stimulating and supporting

- RESEARCH on cave and subterranean biology
- EDUCATION in cave and subterranean biology
- CONSERVATION of cave and subterranean habitats and their biodiversity

 SIBIOS-ISSB aims
- to promote scientific research in biology and ecology in subterranean systems.
- to contribute to education and spreading of scientific knowledge related to karst ecosystems, intersitial habitats and MSS.
- to contribute to conservation and management of subterranean habitats and their biodiversity.
- to describe and give interpretation to the most specific characteristics of karstic and subterranean systems (in a very large sense) in:

ZOOLOGY & SYSTEMATICS
HYDROBIOLOGY
ECOLOGY
CONSERVATION & ENVIRONMENT MONITORING
GENETICS
EVOLUTION
History of the Society
Foundation: 3 January1979 under the name Société de Biospéologie, as one of the most representative French Scientific Societies concerned by karst areas, caves and subterranean habitats.
Evolution towards a European then an International Scientific Society during 1980-2000.
International Biospeleological Society since 2000 under the name of Société Internationale de Biospéologie - International Society for Subterranean Biology.

 SIBIOS-ISSB Presidents

2. Organisation and life of the Société Internationale de Biospéologie / International Society of Subterranean Biology

Address (General-Secretary)

Main organisational aspects

 Oana Teodora MOLDOVAN
Institutul de Spéologie "Emil Racovitza"
Str. Clinicilor 5
PO BOX 58
RO-400006 CLUJ-NAPOCA (Romania)
oanamol@hasdeu.ubbcluj.ro

 - Statuts de la Société [STATUTES OF THE SOCIETY] and Règlement Intérieur / By-laws (internal rules)

- Conseil de la Société / Council and Board

- Members directory

- Membership information: Subscription and category of members / Fees and Journal /

- Board elections (scheme of elections)

- Reports, General Assemblies

- News, announcements

3. SIBIOS-ISSB Publications and librairy

Subterranean Biology

Mémoires de Biospéologie
Special Publications
Encyclopaedia Biospeologica (three Volumes)
Subterranean fishes of the world (go to Special Publications)
Bulletin de Liaison from n°1 (1981) to n° 29 (2001)
SIBIOS newsletter

Websites
Related publications [Biospeologica (cf. Mém. Biospéol. XV, 213-215); Notes Biospéologiques ; Annales de Spéléologie]
Libraries

4. In Memoriam late biospeleologists
Several pages are devoted to late biologists working on Subterranean Biology.

5. How to become a member !
Anyone aiming to become a regular member of the Société Internationale de Biospéologie - International Society for Subterranean Biology has to simply send a request for candidature either to the President or to the General-Secretary, or to any member of the Council of the Society.
The new candidate is invited to send his request via simple mail or e-mail.
The new candidate is invited to send his complete address, telephone, e-mail, and the topics related to subterranean biology in which he is involved. To this document is joined a short curriculum vitae including age, position and interests of the candidate.
The candidature is registered by the General-Secretary and forwarded to the members of the Council.
The new member is informed and is therefore invited to send his subscription to the Treasurer.

SIBIOS - geoffroy@mnhn.fr
Written by Jean-Jacques Geoffroy
© SIBIOS, 2010

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