Your IASNR Council represents you with regard to the association. Can you help us out by nominating an individual who you think would represent you well? We have three open professional member slots and one open student representative-elect position. Please submit your nomination(s) by Thursday, February 21st.

* IASNR Council Professional (3 seats)
* IASNR Council Student Representative-Elect

Service on the IASNR Council affords members the opportunity to contribute substantially to current operations and future directions of the organization. IASNR strives for the organizational leadership to be “broadly representative of the membership, reflecting a balance of: (1) disciplinary orientations in the social sciences; (2) natural resource management fields; and (3) professional practice” (e.g., academic, agency, and NGO scientists; resource managers; domestic and international; mid-career and seasoned). Interested individuals must have familiarity with the organization, evidenced by a history of active involvement in ISSRM and/or other IASNR activities. Additional information regarding eligibility and responsibilities of these positions is included below and available on the IASNR website ( under the “About IASNR” section. All IASNR Council positions are unpaid voluntary positions.

The IASNR Council consists of nine professional members, and one student representative. The Council serves a broad role in supporting IASNR objectives to (1) foster the interdisciplinary social scientific understanding of the relationships between humans and natural resources; (2) further the application of social science information in natural resource decision-making; and (3) provide mechanisms whereby social scientists, resource managers, practitioners, agency personnel, and decision makers can generate dialogue and useful exchange of ideas. Council members are expected to actively engage in Council activities, including participation in Council meetings, service on Council committees, thoughtful and timely response to Council communications, attendance at ISSRM and any IASNR-supported activities at ISSRM, and infusion of new and innovative ideas in support of organization objectives. We especially encourage nominations of IASNR members from outside the U.S.

Council Professional Positions
The term of service for professional Council members is three years (January 2020 to December 2022). Nominees for professional Council positions must have been an IASNR professional member for a minimum of one year prior to the beginning of service on Council. The same individual may be re-elected for a second term, but no member may serve more than two terms without an interval of at least three years off Council.

Council Student Representative-Elect Position
The term of service for the Student Representative on Council is two years (June 2019 to June 2021) – serving one year as Student Representative-Elect, then transitioning the following year to serve one year as Student Representative as the primary liaison between the Council and Student Affairs Committee, for which the Student Representative and Student Representative-Elect serve as co-chairs. We strongly encourage nominees to have at least two years remaining before the completion of their graduate degree because the term encompasses a full two years. Nominees for Student Representative-Elect must have been an IASNR student member for a minimum of one year prior to the beginning of service on Council. The same individual may not be re-elected for a second term.

IASNR members may submit one or more nomination for each open position (self-nominations are not allowed). Nominations must include the following: (1) nominee’s name, title, affiliation, and contact information; and (2) a brief supporting statement (e.g., highlighting past IASNR or ISSRM involvement, describing relevant experience or qualifications). Nominations should be sent by email to IASNR staff Jessica Hill at [email protected]  no later than Thursday, February 21st. Please include “IASNR Election Nomination” in the email subject line. Questions can be directed to Rudy Schuster ([email protected]).

Elections will be held in March, with notification of results at the 2019 ISSRM. Official duties for professional council members will begin 01 January 2019, following a six-month transition period as non-voting observer. Note: The ‘service year’ for IASNR Professional Council positions corresponds with the organization’s fiscal operating year, 01 January to 31 December. Contact the Elections Committee with any related questions.

Remember that someone must nominate you, we do not accept self-nominations.

Thank you for your continued support of IASNR.

~IASNR Council Elections Committee