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Volume 23, Issue 1

Keeping in Touch

The Official Newsletter for IASNR Members

Notes from the Executive Officers

We are looking forward to our in-person conference this June 11-15 in Portland, Maine USA. The registration has doubled in numbers from last year, with over 400 members registered to date. Our in-person conferences are known for building networks and reinvigorating scholarship and connections to the IASNR community.

New Logo for IASNR!

IASNR will be getting a new logo this year to provide an updated and inclusive representation.  We engaged a ‘working group’ of IANSR members to develop a process and shared vision, identify a professional designer, and work through the issues.  During the process, we reflected on IASNR’s core values that we wanted to emphasize. 

Congratulations New  Executive Officers & Council Members!

We had a competitive slate running for the three Executive Officer positions and three IASNR Council positions this year. Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our new Executive Director Christopher Raymond (University of Helsinki, Finland), Treasurer Kelly Biedenweg (Oregon State University, USA), and Secretary John Parkins (University of Alberta, Canada).

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 1-12 have been published online. The printed journal for the last quarter mailing of Volume 35 will be mailed in the coming weeks.

Learn More about the 2023, 2024, & 2025 IASNR Conference!

The 2023 IASNR Conference will be held at The Holiday Inn By The Bay in Portland, Maine, USA from June 11-15, 2023.


2023 IASNR Conference – Portland, Maine, USA


2024 IASNR Conference – Cairns, Australia


2025 IASNR Conference – Vancouver, Canada

Updates from IASNR Committees

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.

Conference Networking

Networking at conferences can be such a rewarding experience. It can lead to many collaborations and even friendships. However, networking can also be very challenging, especially for new members. The Professional Development Committee has compiled some tips from IASNR members to help you successfully network at the upcoming IASNR Conference!

Society & Natural Resources Book Series – We Welcome New Book Proposals!

IASNR works with the University Press of Colorado for distribution of existing books and co-publishing of new books! UPC handles marketing and distribution, giving us access to a vibrant and global publishing marketplace.

Society & Natural Resources Press and Book Series books are available for purchase directly from UPC.

Society and Natural Resources Book Series includes books that examine the complexity of interrelationships among human societies, biophysical and built environments and natural resources.  We are especially interested in works that engage emergent issues and inform transformations between society and natural resources toward greater social and environmental justice, health and sustainability/resilience. The series does not privilege any particular research method, theory or discipline; it seeks submissions that build from any (or combinations) of the environmental/natural resource social sciences. Works that contribute to our understandings and actions on how global processes intersect with localities, in the South, North or through comparative case studies are encouraged.  We are particularly interested in publishing new books on the following topics:

  • climate justice
  • environmental policy and governance
  • natural resource utilization, management and decision-making
  • social and cultural change as it relates to environmental change
  • sustainability/resilience transitions
  • social-ecological systems dynamics
  • practice-informed resource management
  • institutional innovations
  • political economy/ecology perspectives on natural resource change and conflict

For further information or to inquire about submission of a book proposal, please contact:

Rachael Levay, Acquisitions Editor, University Press of Colorado & Utah State University Press

(720) 406-8849, ext. 807, toll-free (855) 777-6113, ext. 807

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 2023! 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 2023. 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 2023 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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