Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society Australasian Region of The International Biometric Society

About us


The International Biometric Society (IBS) is devoted to the development and application of statistical and mathematical theory and methods in the Biosciences, including agriculture, biomedical science and public health, ecology, environmental sciences, forestry, and allied disciplines. It welcomes as members statisticians, mathematicians, biological scientists, and others devoted to interdisciplinary efforts in advancing the collection and interpretation of information in the biosciences.

The Society publishes two journals, Biometrics, reporting communications consistent with the Society's mission, and, jointly with the American Statistical Association, the Journal of Agricultural, Biological, and Environmental Statistics (JABES).

The IBS is organised into geographically-defined regions, each with at least 50 members. The Australasian Region is one of over 30 regions under the IBS umbrella. It provides to over 200 members of the International Biometric Society who reside in Australia, New Zealand and nearby countries a local focus and support for biometrics undertaken in this region.

By-laws and Code of Conduct

The by-laws for the region date from 1995. Our regional code of conduct was developed in 2019.


Please refer to Biometric Bulletin Vol 17 No 3 (July-September 2000) by Sue Wilson for details.

Regional news for inclusion in the Biometric Bulletin

Regional news for inclusion in the Biometric Bulletin needs to be received by end of January and July each year. Please email Rina Parry of Massey University, NZ, with your contributions.

Biennial Elections

November of odd-numbered years: Nominations called.
December of odd-numbered years: The local regional committee is elected at the BGM (biennial general meeting - every two years) which is during the regional conference in odd-numbered years.

Last updated 16 February 2020