The founder members participated to the foundation of the WBA to the Museum of Natural History of Verona, October 4th, 2004.
The WBA Scientific Committee is a statutory expert body constituted by experts nominated by the WBA Directing Council. The members of the Scientific Commettee are elected for a three year term and they are re-eligible. For the triennium 2014-2016 the WBA Scientific Committee is formed by the following experts:
Professor of Zoology, Instituto Tecnológico de Ciudad Victoria (México).
Ex-curator of Zoology, Museum of Natural History of Verona and Museum of Natural Sciences of Torino; entomologist, specialist on Coleoptera Crisomelidae.
Professor of Zoogeography, Department of Biology, University of Padova.
Professor of Agrarian Entomology and Bodiversity, University of Palermo.
Professor of Zoology, Director of Department of Environmental Sciences, University of L’Aquila; specialist on Coleoptera Curculionidae.
Roig Fidel Alejandro
Professor of Dendrochronology, Universidad Nacional de Cuyo (Argentina) and Universidade de São Paulo (Brasil).
Professor of Botany, Department of Biology, University of Trieste. President of the Società Lichenologica Italiana.
Professor of Zoology, Department of Biology and Biological Anthropology, University of Sassari.
Giachino Pier Mauro
Coordinator of the Scientific Committee. Manager of the Phytosanitary Sector, Regione Piemonte; entomologist, specialist on Coleoptera Carabidae and Cholevidae.
Curator of Entomology, Nationa Museum of Natural History of Leiden (Holland). Responsible for Holland of the European Invertebrate Survey.
Professor of Zoology, Director of the Museum of Zoology, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador; specialist on Coleoptera Scarabeidae.
Professor of the Department of Biology, Carleton University, Ottawa (Canada).
Salgado Costas Josè Maria
Josè Maria Professor of Entomology, Department of Animal Biology, University of Leon (Spain).
Ex-curator of Zoology, Museum of Natural History of Brescia; entomologist, specialist on Coleoptera Cholevidae.
The WBA Directing Council is elected by the WBA Assembly every three years; it is composed by three to nine councillors. For the triennium 2014-2016 the following members have been elected councillors: