Member Benefits and Dues

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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Benefits of belonging to ESA include:

RESEARCH

Online access to all ESA publications including the full archive

FRONTIERS IN ECOLOGY AND THE   ENVIRONMENT

Monthly print copies and online access

ANNUAL MEETING

Attend the ESA 104th Annual Meeting in Louisville at a reduced rate

MEMBER DIRECTORY

Identify and collaborate with researchers and professionals in your area (log in required)

CERTIFICATION

Significantly lower application fees for ESA professional certification

PUBLISHING GRANTS

Members may apply for page charge grants for ESA journals that make publishing effectively free

ENGAGEMENT

Advance your career through volunteering positions, peer mentorship, education and diversity initiatives

CHAPTERS-SECTIONS

Connect locally with a regional Chapter or by topic through 32 special interest groups of Sections

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 the research

IMPACT

Your membership in ESA supports the field of ecological science

Membership Categories and Dues

All memberships (except Life and Emeritus) are based on the calendar year and run from January 1 through December 31. Membership includes a subscription to all ESA journals including a print subscription to Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment. And members may join one Chapter or Section free as part of the annual membership dues. Members also receive online access to all ESA Journals including the full archive.

ESA now offers the convenience to automatically renew your membership on an annual basis. Please check the “Auto-Renew” box on the online or paper membership form.

Regular Membership (based on annual income)

 $69 ($40,000 ↓)

 $106 ($40,001 -$60,000)

 $128 ($60,001 – $100,000)

 $156 ($100,001 – $150,000)

 $182 ($150,001 ↑)

Contributing Membership: $292

Provides an additional level of annual support to ESA 

Student Membership: $37

A photo copy of valid student ID, anticipated degree with grad year required by email to the ESA Membership. (e.g. BA 20xx, MS 20xx, PhD 20xx) 

Developing Country Membership

Individuals who are citizens of a developing country and currently residing in that country. Click for a list of developing countries.

 $57 Regular

 $23 Student – A photo copy of valid student ID, anticipated degree with grad year required by email to the ESA Membership. (e.g. BA 20xx, MS 20xx, PhD 20xx) 

Life Membership: $2,700 

Lifetime membership benefits offered through the Society. Chapter and Section memberships must be renewed on an annual basis, which can be done online. lease contact the ESA Membership for this category.

Emeritus Membership (Complimentary)

Retired individuals who have been ESA members for at least 30 consecutive years. If you think you may be eligible for this category, please contact the ESA Membership to verify. Chapter and Section memberships must be renewed on an annual basis, which can be done online. 

Chapters and Sections

All members may join one Chapter or Section FREE as part of the annual membership dues. $5 per additional Chapter or Section. Sections are topic focused and Chapters are regionally focused. Some have their own awards, regional meetings and so on. – Full list and more information 

 

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 Cancellation and Refund Policy for Membership

Membership Dues are non-refundable. However, if you paid for a membership by mistake on our Member Portal, written request of refund with explanations must be emailed to the ESA membership within 30 days from the date of your membership dues payment.

Download membership brochure in the Society.