The Society of Systematic Biologists advances the science of systematic biology in all its aspects of theory, principles, methodology, and practice, for both living and fossil organisms, with emphasis on areas of common interest to all systematic biologists regardless of individual specialization.
Call for Nominations: Council Members & Officers
The SSB Nominating Committee is in the process of identifying outstanding candidates for the positions of both President Elect (starting 2022) and General Council (2022-2024). Nominate yourself or an SSB member you know by November 22, 2020!
Call for Nominations: Student Council Representative
The Society of Systematic Biologists Council is inviting nominations for one new graduate student representative for 2021-2022. The elected student representative will serve a 2-year term beginning January 1, 2021.
As a member of the SSB Council, you will have the opportunity to participate in the workings of a society and interact with many of the great researchers in the society. Student council members will aid the society in developing initiatives to better serve our student members, participate in council meetings to provide input, and engage with student representatives from other societies (e.g., the American Society of Naturalists and the Society for the Study of Evolution) to support joint activities, such as student-oriented events at the Evolution meetings.
Student representatives are expected to be active members of SSB, to attend the annual Evolution meeting (travel costs and one night of accommodation are covered by the society), and to serve on the council for their full term (extension into postdoctoral work is fine).
Nominate yourself or a student you know by November 20, 2020!
Call for Nominations: The Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, & Access (IDEA) Award
The American Society of Naturalists, the Society for the Study of Evolution, and the Society of Systematic Biologists announce the call for nominations for the 2nd annual ASN/SSE/SSB Inclusiveness, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Award. The IDEA Award will be given to a person at any career stage who has strengthened the ecology and evolutionary biology community by promoting inclusiveness and diversity in our fields. The award can also be presented to a group. The recipient(s) will each receive a plaque at the annual meeting of ASN/SSB/SSE and a $1000 honorarium (shared among recipients if more than one).
Nominate yourself or someone you know by January 15, 2021!
Code of Conduct
We have a code of conduct at all our meetings; we encourage reporting of issues to members of the joint meeting council or members of our executive committee. All three societies are dedicated to making the meeting a welcoming place to all with no discrimination or harassment. To this end, we have created a form to aggregate the useful suggestions that have come in so far. To provide a suggestion, go here. To see the suggestions so far, please go here (SSB does not vet or approve of these suggestions -- we're merely aggregating them now for future discussion). Note that the form has been populated with public suggestions proposed on Twitter and Facebook so far (though the comments were made associated with names, it's not clear that people want their name associated, so only the first initial is included -- if you want your name included, please contact Brian O'Meara). We'll be doing more moving forward -- this is just a rapid response to capture ideas while they're fresh