Founded in 2001 with over 600 Members Worldwide
The International Association for Society and Natural Resources is the home to over 4200 members over the past 25 years. They are professionals from a variety of social science and natural science backgrounds who bear research and application strategies pertaining to the environment and natural resource issues. Our membership covers over 45 countries around the world.
The International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) strives to be the premier international association of social scientists, policy makers, and practitioners studying and managing human relationships with the environment and natural resources. It is our mission to foster better scientific understandings of society-natural resource relationships; assist in the professional development of social scientists, policy makers, practitioners, and students from around the world studying these issues; and provide opportunities for them to meet and share their work with each other.
Commitment to Diversity & Ethics
The International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) is committed to fostering a welcoming and vibrant community with members of all races and ethnicities, genders, religions, political affiliations, nationalities, language groups, ages, experience, education levels, and abilities. IASNR has a Code of Ethics in place to ensure mutual respect and trust for all members. The organization condemns racism, and stands with the members of our community advocating for equality and justice. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns.
Join IASNR for access to Society & Natural Resources online and in-print. Members also have the opportunity to attend our yearly IASNR Conference. An IASNR account enables you to renew membership and submit organized session proposals and abstracts for the IASNR Conference. Click here to login. Don’t have an account? Register today, it’s free!
Memberships can be purchased at 1 of 3 levels, for up to 3 years, and with online or hardcopy SNR journal subscriptions.
Prospective members without institutional support who are experiencing a financial hardship can contact [email protected] to discuss partial waivers of membership fees.
IASNR Bridge Builder Award
The Bridge Builder Award is designed to celebrate association members who build bridges across novel boundaries– whether by identity, geographic, disciplinary, knowledge system and/or institutional – of the society and natural resources nexus. Awardees are celebrated at the annual conference, where they speak about their bridge-building work, are presented with a certificate, and have their registration fees waived. The Professional Development Committee works with award recipients unable to attend the conference to develop a webinar on their bridge-building activities.
Volume 23, Issue 1 of IASNR’s Keeping in Touch Newsletter is finally here! We have lots of exciting news and updates to share, with special
The National Drought Mitigation Center within the School of Natural Resources is seeking a Social Science Associate. The successful applicant will support NDMC faculty and
Maine Sea Grant is hiring a Postdoctoral Research Associate with qualitative social science expertise and an interest in team science to work with our Marine Debris Challenge project, Reducing Marine Debris at
Society & Natural Resources is seeking applications for Associate Editors across all social science disciplines and natural resources topics. Associate Editors handle about 10 manuscripts
Hello IASNR members and potential conference hosts! The Conference Support Committee is excited to invite proposals to host the IASNR Annual Conference for 2026 and