Officers & Committees

The International Society for Ecological Economics operates in accordance with a Constitution, and a set of Bylaws, adopted by its members. All officers are elected or appointed by the elected Board. The Board consists of the President, past President, President-elect and nine additional board members, two of whom are ex officio – the Treasurer, and the Editor in Chief of the journal Ecological Economics. The Board meets in person or by telephone at least twice a year. An Executive Committee consisting of the Presidents and Treasurer meets as frequently as necessary to operate the Society.

Prof. Dr. Marina Fischer-Kowalski
Professor of Social Ecology, SEC Vienna
Alplen-Adria University

Sabine O’Hara
Past President USSEE
Dean & Director of Landgrant Programs, College of Agriculture, Urban Sustainability and Environmental Sciences (CAUSES), Washington, DC

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Bina Agarwal
Director & Professor of Economics Institute of Economic Growth
Delhi University, India
Email and Website

Anne Carter Aitken
Executive Director, International Society for Ecological Economics
Managing Editor, Ecological Economics

ISEE Board Members

The current Board Members are listed below and will serve through December 2014.

clip_image007Maria Amelia Enriquez
National Directory of Brazilian Society for Ecological Economics Scientific member of the International Resources Panel of the UN Environment Program
Professor & Researching, Faculty of Economics, Para Federal University and the University of the Amazon

clip_image008Rashid Hassan
Member of Academy of Sciences of SA
Fellow of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World
Sr. Fellow of ZEF at Bon University
Sr. Fellow of the African Association of Agricultural Economists
Founding Chief Editor of the African Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics

clip_image009Steve Hatfield Dodds
Adjunct Professor at the Australian National University
Past President of ANZSEE
Email or Website


Richard Howarth
Professor of Environmental Studies Dartmouth College
Editor-in-Chief, Ecological Economics


Joshua Farley, PhD
Gund Institute for Ecological Economics
Associate Professor in Community Development & Applied Economics Public Administration
The University of Vermont

clip_image012Sharachchandra Lele
Senior Fellow & Convenor Centre for Environment & Development Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE) Bangalore, INDIA

clip_image013Walter Pengue
Director of Ecology Department
National University of General Sarmiento, Argentina
Landscape & Ecology Group, GEPAMA, Buenos Aires, Argentina Scientific Member of the Resource Panel, UNEP

clip_image014 Brynhildur Davidsdottir
Associate Professor
Director Environment and Natural Resources Graduate Program University of Iceland

Past ISEE Presidents


John Gowdy
Economics Department
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

clip_image005Peter H. May
Graduate Program in Development Agriculture and Society – CPDA/UFRRJ
Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro
Av. Presidente Vargas, 417 – 9th Fl.
20071-003 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil
Tel: +55 21 2224 85777 Ext. 223

Membership and journal subscription information, financial services, and elections processing are provided by the Secretariat, Director Anne Aitken.  Email the Secretariat