As a member of the GfBS you support the goals of the society. According to its statutes, it supports research in biological systematics and promotes maintaining and increasing knowledge in the field of biodiversity. Only in this way can it represent the interests of researchers and nature enthusiasts in organismic biology, taxonomy and systematics in science, the public and politics.
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Members are informed about new trends and current events in biological systematics by the Society's biannual newsletter, which all members receive in printed form free of charge.
In addition, the GfBS publishes the renowned international journal Organisms, Diversity & Evolution (ODE), which appears four times a year. Full members receive both the print edition and online access to ODE, members who only pay reduced fees have online access.
Members can reach all members of our society listed on our mailing list with a single e-mail. The e-mail list, run by the society’s office, serves the purpose of straightforward exchange of information and mutual support in questions of daily work, from computer programs, job advertisements, conservation recipes to the search for project partners.
The GfBS supports young scientists both ideally and financially. It awards the Bernhard Rensch Prize to outstanding young scientists in order to advance their career. The Society grants travel grants to enable participation in the Society's annual conference. The young systematists connect with each other in their own working group, the JuSys.
The GfBS is authorized to propose candidates for certain review panels of the German Research Foundation (DFG). The DFG's review panels evaluate the applications for financial support of research projects and serve as a quality assurance. These are of great importance for research funding and thus for the development of scientific disciplines (see also DFG). The GfBS can nominate candidates for the following subjects:
At the GfBS you will meet researchers from the disciplines of biodiversity, systematics, taxonomy, evolutionary biology, palaeontology and all those interested in organismic biology.
Currently we are about 500 members.
The contributions are set during the general meetings (see: Statutes) and are currently
The contribution is due on March 31 of each year. We request that members grant a direct debit authorization. Alternatively, each member is free to transfer the fee to the account of the GfBS.
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Join the GfBS so that we can achieve these goals - because: Only together we are strong!
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