Member Benefits

We are the largest community of ecologists in the world

ESA is a community of 9,000 scientists, researchers, decision makers, policy managers, and educators who are dedicated to understanding life on earth. We are an advocate for ecology and a voice for ecologists. ESA strengthens connections within and outside our community to support your work and promotes ecological science. As our discipline expands its boundaries with new ideas, new experimental tools, and the recruitment of young scientists, we hope you will join us.

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Note: ESA membership is based on calendar year, which runs from January 1 to December 31. 

Benefits of belonging to ESA include:

  • RESEARCH: Online access to all 6 ESA publications
  • FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Monthly print copies and online access to this top-ranked journal
  • MEMBER DIRECTORY: Identify and collaborate with researchers and professionals in your area (log in required)
  • ANNUAL MEETING: Attend the 2019 ESA Annual Meeting in Louisville at a reduced rate
  • ADVOCACY: We work with media to convey the value of ecological research results to the general public, as well as to garner federal support for ecological research
  • ENGAGEMENT: Advance your career through peer mentorship, education, and diversity initiatives
  • CHAPTERS-SECTIONS: Connect by topic through our 37 special interest groups or meet locally with a regional chapter.
  • CERTIFICATION: Significantly lower application fees for ESA professional certification.
  • IMPACT: Your membership in ESA supports the field of ecological science.

Learn about membership categories and dues

Download our information brochure about membership in the Society.