Acronyms

The acronym database provides an exhaustive resource for abbreviations and technical/scientific terms commonly used in different areas of taxonomy and biodiversity research.

Especially in fields related to environment, nature conservation and biodiversity, we are confronted with a confusingly large number of acronyms, which stand for technical terms as well as names of institutions, projects, networks, committees, associations, organizations and initiatives. For your convenience we have compiled a database of over 3,500 acronyms, which is subject to ongoing revision.

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3GTW Third Global Taxonomy Workshop The 3rd BioNET INTERNATIONAL Global Taxonomy Workshop generated a strategic framework with nine implementation elements for moving forward the... More...
4D4Life Distributed Dynamic Diversity Databases for Life 4D4Life is a Scientific Data Infrastructures Project of the European Commission's e-Infrastructure Programme, itself part of the Capacities... Europa More...
AAAS American Association for the Advancement of Science Founded in 1848, the AAAS serves all around the world as educator, leader, spokesperson and professional association. It publishes the journal... USA More...
AAASA Association for the Advancement of Agricultural Sciences in Africa Established in 1968, the AAASA promotes the development and application of agricultural sciences and the exchange of ideas. It encourages Africans to... Afrika More...
AAB Association of Applied Biologists The Association of Applied Biologists (since 1934) is a society to discuss and exchange experiences and discoveries by economic biology in... More...
AABC American Association of Brewing Chemistry The American Society of Brewing Chemists was founded in 1934 to improve and bring uniformity to the brewing industry on a technical level. ASBC is... USA More...
AACC American Association of Cereal Chemistry The American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) changed the name to AACC International in order to better reflect the direction of the Association... USA More...
AAFC Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada provides information, research and technology, and policies and programs to achieve security of the food system,... Kanada More...
AAFU All African Farmers' Union Afrika More...
AAHL Australian Animal Health Laboratory The Australian Animal Health Laboratory (AAHL) is a national centre of excellence in disease diagnosis, research and policy advice in animal health.... Australien More...
AAHQS Australian Agricultural Health and Quarantine Service now reorganised to DAFF Biosecurity. DAFF Biosecurity is part of the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF... Australien More...
AAPSE American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators The American Association of Pesticide Safety Educators is an association of educators providing science-based pesticide safety education programs... USA More...
AAS African Academy of Sciences The African Academy of Sciences (AAS) was founded in 1985 to strengthen the African scientific community in Africa. The Academy publishes printed... Afrika More...
AAU Association of African Universities The Association of African Universities is an international non-governmental organisation set up by the universities in Africa to promote cooperation... Afrika More...
AAU Association of American Universities The Association of American Universities (AAU) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of 63 leading public and private research universities in the... More...
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