The International Association for Society and Natural Resources
A Bit of History: First Came the SymposiumOnce attendees of the early International Symposia on Society and Resource Management (ISSRM) realized the symposia filled a niche, they recommended starting a journal to support interdisciplinary research and policy analysis. That journal, Society and Natural Resources, is now in its 23rd year of publication and has grown from 4 issues a year to 12 issues a year. With a symposium and journal in hand attendees urged the formation of a professional association. The resulting organization is the International Association for Society and Natural Resources (IASNR) established in 2001.
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. Our official meetings, the International Symposia on Society and Resource Management, are held annually. For more information, see the IASNR website.