The Association’s mission is to strive for sustainable health of people, wildlife and ecosystems by promoting discovery, understanding and transdisciplinarity.


The specific objectives of the Association toward this overarching mission are to:

Serve a diverse international community including scientists, educators, policy makers, practitioners and the general public;

Provide mechanisms and forums to facilitate international and interdisciplinary discourse by holding biennial conferences and promoting additional activities in line with the mission;

Encourage development of transdisciplinary teaching, research and problem-solving that cuts across many fields of scholarship (including natural, social and health sciences and the humanities) and draws upon multiple types of knowledge.