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The Official Newsletter for IASNR Members

Keeping in Touch

Volume 22, Issue 1

Notes from the Executive Officers

After two years of an online-only conference, we are excited to get back to an in-person conference this year in Costa Rica! We are overwhelmed at the registration that already has 240 people who will be joining us in San Jose, Costa Rica this June 26-29. Due to the generosity of our members and the success of last year’s online conference, we were able to offer scholarships to 24 student members and 7 professional members.

IASNR Expands its Social Media Presence

The IASNR communications team has been working to expand IASNR’s social media presence. To that end, we recruited two student volunteer social media coordinators to help expand IASNR’s profile and to provide more rapid sharing of information, ideas, and news within the existing IASNR community.

Get to Know the IASNR Committeess

IASNR operates through standing and ad hoc committees. Members on standing or ad hoc Committees can be drawn from the Council or the membership at large. Each committee includes a Council member as committee chair or co-chair. Currently, one IASNR Executive Officer serves on each committee as a team liaison to provide support and guidance as needed.

Updates from Society & Natural Resources


The 2022 calendar year (Volume 35 of the journal), is the second full year of Kristin Floress and Emily S. Huff’s appointment as Editors-in-Chief. To date, issues 1-3 have been published online. The printed journal for the first quarter mailing of Volume 35 will be mailed in the coming weeks.

Learn More about the 2022 & 2023 IASNR Conference!

The 2022 IASNR Conference will be held at the University of Costa Rica in San José, Costa Rica from June 26-30, 2022.

We are also hosting a virtual conference October 4-6, 2022!


2022 IASNR Conference – San José, Costa Rica


2022 Virtual IASNR Conference

IASNR Committee Activities & Updates

All of the IASNR Committees have been serving the membership and organization as a whole. Click below to read an update from our various committees. If you would like to be involved in a committee or have any suggestions, we’d love to hear from you! Please email email [email protected] to get in touch with us.

Election Committee Updates

IASNR had a successful election this year with a competitive slate of candidates. Our new IASNR Council representatives will be officially joining in January 2023 and the Student Representative-Elect will begin in June 2022. We look forward to working with our new Council members and thank you all who participated in the election!

About Us

The International Association of Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) provides unique professional development, publishing, and conferencing opportunities to students, scientists, and managers from around the world working at the interface between society and the environment. Our professional development work focuses on students and professionals with active Facebook and Twitter accounts that help you keep on top of current events, opportunities, issues, and publications. Our activities also include webinars, mentoring, and networking events.

We publish the journal Society & Natural Resources (SNR) through publisher Taylor & Francis. Our Society and Natural Resources Book Series and Press publishes books through our University Press of Colorado consortium. The annual IASNR Conference, (previously known as ISSRM),  moves around the world linking students, managers, and scientists through research and practice.

Most of IASNR’s operating budget comes from membership fees.  You can support IASNR to continue to provide and expand IASNR activities by  renewing your IASNR membership for 2021, even if you don’t plan on attending the conference.  You can also help us by recruiting new members. We are eager to expand our membership of scholars and practitioners working in the public, private, and non-profit sectors . Who do you know who might enjoy IASNR?  Thank you in advance for renewing!

Association Membership

There’s still time to purchase or renew your IASNR membership for 2022! To so many of us, IASNR has been our professional “home” that allows us to connect with colleagues from all over the world whose work focuses on the relationships between society and natural resources. Our connections with each other also help sustain us through challenging professional and personal times. We would love to see you purchase membership for 2022. Please keep in mind the following benefits of being an IASNR member and more.

  • Membership gives you access to the great journal Society & Natural Resources online and in-print.
  • The IASNR Conference in Costa Rica in 2022 will be fantastic! Membership helps support these planning efforts and keeps you informed about opportunities to get involved.
  • The Student Affairs Committee of IASNR provides great opportunities to connect with other students around the world and gain access to helpful professional development opportunities, our mentorship program, and job postings. 
  • Discounts on books published through the SNR Book Series & Press, and opportunities to publish.
  • The Professional Development Committees of IASNR provides great opportunities for members at different stages in their career to learn from each other about research, teaching, engagement, and management practices, via webinar and other formats.
  • Working across scales and around the world, IASNR is the key to networking with others working at the intersection of society and natural resources. Given the inequities we face in times of disruption and change, natural resources and the human and non-human communities that rely on them are at the frontline of conflicts, struggles and opportunities. IASNR members research and work at these flashpoints. We need to support each other!

Your membership will ensure these opportunities are possible and that you will have access to these great resources. Click below to learn more about IASNR membership or to renew your membership.

If you have any questions about membership, contact Jessica Hill at [email protected].

An IASNR account is required to purchase or renew membership. Click here to login or create a free account.

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