The International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) is an interdisciplinary professional association open to individuals who bring a variety of social science and natural science backgrounds to bear on research and application strategies pertaining to the environment and natural resource issues.

IASNR was founded in 2001 to provide a professional association to support the integration of social and natural sciences to develop research and application strategies pertaining to environmental and natural resource issues. It was preceded by its ISSRM conference, started in 1986 at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon, USA and its journal, Society & Natural Resources, first published by Taylor & Francis in 1988.

Our membership covers over 45 counties around the world. A membership directory is now available for all members.

The IASNR aims to:

  • Foster the interdisciplinary social scientific understanding of the relationships between humans and natural resources;
  • further the application of social science information in natural resource decision-making and
  • provide a mechanism whereby social scientists, resource managers, practitioners, agency personnel, and decision makers can generate dialogue and useful exchange.

Association Membership

Join IASNR for access to Society & Natural Resources online and in-print. Members also have the opportunity to attend our yearly conference. An IASNR account enables you to renew membership and submit organized session proposals and abstracts for the 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 an online SNR journal subscription. A hardcopy SNR journal subscription can be purchased for an additional $40 per calendar year.  

  • Professional Membership – $145 per calendar year
  • World Bank Low & Middle Income Economy Professional Membership – $60 per calendar year
  • Student Membership – $60 per calendar year
  • Emeritus/Retired Membership – $75 per calendar year

Prospective members without institutional support who are experiencing a financial hardship can contact [email protected] to discuss partial waivers of membership fees.

Association Governance

IASNR currently has 8 standing committees and 4 teams related to association operations. Click here to view the current committees, committee guidelines, and the purpose of each committee and click here to view current committee members. If you are interested in serving on a committee as an IASNR member, please email [email protected]

Executive Officers

William (Bill) Stewart

Executive Director, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, USA (2021 to 2023)

Rebecca (Becky) Schewe

Treasurer, Syracuse University, USA (2021-2023)

Lee Cerveny

Secretary, US Forest Service Pacific Northwest Research Station, USA (2021-2023)

Council Members


Jesse B. Abrams

Council Member, University of Georgia, USA (2021 – 2023)

Kate Burgess

Council Member, National Caucus of Environmental Legislators, USA (2023 – 2025)

Chun-Yen Chang

Council Member, National Taiwan University, Taiwan (2022 – 2024)

Sarah Church

Council Member, Montana State University, USA (2022 – 2024)

Mysha Clarke

Council Member, University of Florida, USA (2022 – 2024)

Trace Gale

Council Member, Centro de Investigación en Ecosistemas de la Patagonia, Chile (2023 – 2025)

Tasos Hovardas

Council Member, University of Cyprus, Cyprus (2021 – 2023)

Dana Johnson

Student Representative, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada (2021 – 2023)

Rose Keller

Council Member, Norwegian Institute for Northern Research, Norway (2023 – 2025)

Keahna Margeson

Student Representative-Elect, Dalhousie University, Canada (2022 – 2024)

Kate Sherren

Council Member, Dalhousie University, Canada (2021 – 2023)

Society & Natural Resources (SNR) Editorial Office

Kristin Floress

Editor-in-Chief, USDA Forest Service’s Northern Research Station, USA (2020 – 2023)

Emily S. Huff

Editor-in-Chief, Michigan State University, USA (2020 – 2023)

Jessica Hill

Managing Editor, International Association for Society & Natural Resources (IASNR)

Social Media Team

Business Office Support

Zoe Ketola

Michigan Technological University, USA

Rishabh Mahendra

University of Missouri, USA

Jessica Hill

Business Operations Manager, USA

Paulus Mau

Programmer and IT Support, Canada