Brief History of the IBA
This organisation was formed by a small group back in 1968 to encourage research and promote an exchange of ideas on the Bryozoa. Since its foundation it has grown into an association numbering some 200 members world-wide, and covering both the fields of palaeontology and zoology.
Every three years the IBA runs an international conference from which papers are published as a proceedings volume. These books have become definitive works within the field of bryozoology owing to the scope and strength in depth of the articles.
View the Constitution for the IBA
Objectives of the IBA
The objectives of the International Bryozoology Association are:
- to encourage research on Bryozoa and stimulate others to participate and co-operate through informal meetings and correspondence
- to provide a forum for exchange of ideas
- to establish a means and an opportunity for personal contact and interaction in aiming for better mutual understanding
- to serve as a liaison among bryozoologists
- to introduce new students to the workers in this field
Any individual who supports the objectives of the I.B.A. and is willing to contribute to the achievement of those objectives is qualified for membership.