About BSA
Purposes & Scope
About BSAPurposes & Scope


  • To lead development of benthological sciences academically and to contribute to conservation and sustainable management of aquatic ecosystems in Asian countries
  • To promote information exchange among members through regular and irregular meetings and communications


The society includes the following technical fields of studies on benthos that inhabit rivers, streams, lakes, estuaries, coastal areas, and other water bodies.

  • Systematics, phylogeny, and evolution
  • Structure, function, and stability of populations, communities, and ecosystems
  • Physiology and behavior
  • Genetics and molecular biology
  • Modeling, forecasting, and management
  • Conservation of biodiversity
  • Biological monitoring and assessment
  • Development of methods
  • Other research fields related to benthos and aquatic ecosystems