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Aerobiology is the study of biological particles and organisms found in air. Examples of such particles that are very widely studied include pollen and airborne mold spores as well as larger organisms, even insects and perhaps birds.

But aerobiologists generally focus on particles whose identification, environmental effects, movement and distribution over the earth outdoors as well as inside buildings requires a combination of expertise in microscopy, biology, microbiology, and perhaps chemistry or microchemistry. Where building and indoor air quality issues are involved, additional expertise in building science is absolutely needed.

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  • Pan American Aerobiology Association
    The Pan-American Aerobiology Association (PAAA) is an assemblage of individuals with diverse scientific backgrounds and expertise who have a common interest in the sources, dispersal, and deposition of airborne biological particles. The organization was officially constituted in June 1989 during the Second Canadian (and first Pan-American) Symposium on Aerobiology. The PAAA is an associated organization of the International Association of Aerobiology (IAA) and acts as the representative of the IAA in the Americas. PLEASE JOIN US!

  • International Association for Aerobiology
    The IAA was founded on September 11th, 1974 in the Hague, The Netherlands. At that time aerobiology was not a new science as such, although its organization and international outlook was to be considered a really new phenomenon. As a matter of fact aerobiology became a theme in 1964, when IBP (International Biological Program) was established. Subsequently, in 1968, an International Aerobiology Working Group was constituted to coordinate all the national aerobiological programs.

    Today the IAA has a membership of about 800 and is run by the Council, composed of members nominated by associated societies and organizations and by the Executive Committee comprising the President, Vice-President, Past-President, Secretary-General and Treasurer;

    They are elected by the Council taking office at the end of each Congress. Their term lasts 4 years, coinciding with the intervening period between two Congresses. The IAA organizes the Quadrennial Congress (International Congress on Aerobiology - ICA) which includes plenary sessions, symposia, scientific meetings, meetings of sections, commissions, committees, working groups and exhibitions on all aspects of aerobiology. Moreover several International Courses and Meetings are being steadily held under the auspices of the IAA.

    The IAA publishes the International Aerobiology Newsletter twice a year and gathers all researchers interested in the study of atmospheric particles of biological origin.

Also see these topics of special interest to aerobiologists: BIOLOGICAL POLLUTANTS and MOLD APPEARANCE - WHAT MOLD LOOKS LIKE and MOLD by MICROSCOPE and MOLD ATLAS & PARTICLES INDEX, Particulates & Allergens Indoors, and Pollen Photos,

 

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