The ISEE was founded in 1989. Its presidents have been Bob Costanza, Dick Norgaard, John Proops, Charles Perrings, Joan Martinez-Alier, Peter May, John Gowdy, and now Bina Agarwal. The president-elect for 2012-13 is Marina Fischer-Kowalski. Other members of the Board are Anne Aitken (Secretariat), Kathryn Davidson, Binna Davidsdottir, Josh Farley, Sharachchandra Lele, Richard B. Howarth (Journal Editor in Chief), Roldan Muradian, Matthias Ruth, and Walter Pengue.
The ISEE is organized into different Regional Societies (United States USSEE,Canada CANSEE, European Union ESEE, India INSEE, Australia and New ZealandANZSEE, Brazil ECOECO, Argentina and Uruguay ASAUEE, Russia RSEE, Meso-America SMEE, and Africa ASEE.
Much more information is given here, at the ISEE Website. This is a transdisciplinary scientific society. We are very interested also in practical issues, such as economic-environmental policies and conflicts. Our common identity rests, as you know, in our view of the economy as a system that cannot be understood by itself because it is embedded in wider social and physical systems.
We hope you choose to subscribe to the ISEE journal, Ecological Economics (Editor in chief, Richard B. Howarth, PhD). The journal is available online and also in print. Subscriptions for either are for a full year starting January 1. Instructions for accessing the electronic version of the journal will be sent to you after you join or renew. The paper journal takes 4-6 weeks for delivery to commence.
Your membership also grants you other benefits, such as lower registration fees at ISEE and Regional Societies’ conferences. Above all, you will be enrolling in the international “family” of ecological economics – and welcome!
Director and Prof. of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi University, India