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.

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

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

Clovis CavalcantiPresident-Elect
Clóvis Cavalcanti
Professor at the Federal University of Pernambuco
Researcher at the Joaquim Nabuco Foundation, both in Recife (Brazil)
Honorary President of the Brazilian Society for Ecological Economics (ECOECO)

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

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

ISEE Board Members

The current Board Members are listed below and will serve through December 2017.

Joshua-FarleyJoshua Farley, PhD
PhD, Ag/Resource/Managerial Economics, Cornell University
MIA, Economic & Political Development, Columbia University
BA, Biology, Grinnell College

Brynhildur-DavíðsdóttirBrynhildur Davidsdottir
Professor; Environment and Natural Resources
University of Iceland


Rajeswari-RainaRajeswari Raina
(Ph.D. Economics –Kerala University, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India)


Jesus-Ramon-MartinJesus Ramos-Martin
Researcher at Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO), Ecuador
Ph.D. Environmental Sciences at Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona, Spain

Zhu DajianZhu Daijian
Professor at the School of Economics & Management
Vice Chairman of Academic Committee of Tongji University
Head of Department of Public Policy and Management, and
Director of Institute of Governance for Sustainable Development
Tongji University, Shanghai

Tatiana Kluvankova-OravskaTatiana Kluvankova
Professor of management and head of the department of Strategic Environmental Analyses at the SPECTRA Centre of Excellence, Bratislava, associated with the Slovak Academy of Sciences and the Slovak University of Technology

Eva-CudlinovaEva Cudlinova
Associated Professor
University of South Bohemia,
Faculty of Economics, Ceske Budejovice

Steve Hatfield-DoddsSteve Hatfield-Dodds
Chief Research Leader
Integration Science And Public Policy

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

clip_image003Bina Agarwal
Director & Professor of Economics Institute of Economic Growth
Delhi University, India

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