How to become a member

To become a member of the IBA, please download the Membership Form (Windows: right-click the link, or Mac: ctrl-click the link; select 'save link as...') and email the completed form to . There are no formal membership fees. But we still have expenses:  software, bank fees, prizes and travel awards.  The IBA council makes awards to help support research and/or travel of students and scientists without institutional support – this accounts for over 95% of our expenditure.  Please consider making a donation to support the IBA.

Membership benefits include:

IBA Council 2019-2022


Antonietta Rosso: rosso(at)
Dipartimento di Scienze Biologiche, Geologiche e Ambientali
Sezione di Scienze della Terra
Catania, Italy


Caroline Buttler: caroline.buttler(at)
Department of Natural Sciences
National Museum of Wales
Cathays Park
Cardiff, Wales


Abigail M. Smith: abby.smith(at)
Department of Marine Science
University of Otago
PO Box 56, Dunedin
New Zealand

IBA Secretary & Newsletter Editor

Catherine Reid: catherine.reid(at)
Department of Geological Sciences
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140, New Zealand

IBA Council Members 2016-2022

Robyn Cumming, Australia
Emanuela Di Martino, Oslo
Paolo Florez, Spain
Hanna Hartikainen, Switzerland
Michael Lore, USA
Silviu Martha, Germany
Ji Eun Seo, South Korea

IBA Webmaster

Thomas Schwaha: thomas.schwaha(at)
University of Vienna, Faculty of Life Sciences
Department of Integrative Zoology
Althanstraße 14
1090 Vienna, Austria