PROFILE: International Organization for Biological Control

The International Organization for Biological Control (IOBC) is a world-wide group of people interested in biological control. The membership is composed primarily of scientists who conduct research to implement biological control, but other members include biological businesses and some practitioners. The goal of this organization is to promote the discipline of biological control through scientific meetings, sponsorship of symposia, support for regional working groups focused on specific topics in biological control, and dissemination of information through the publication of newsletters. The Nearctic Regional Section (North America) (IOBC/NRS) holds its annual meeting in conjunction with the national meeting of the Entomological Society of America. Currently there are approximately 240 individual members and 10 institutional members in the NRS. Individual membership is $20, student membership is $15. Membership includes both the international and regional newsletters.

IOBC also publishes the scientific research journal Entomophaga. Membership in IOBC plus subscription to Entomophaga is $110 annually.

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