Post 2016 ISSRM Update

Hello IASNR members!!

I just wanted to send out a quick note to once again congratulate our 2016 ISSRM organizers for a job extremely well done. I know I certainly enjoyed the conference and we have been getting some very positive emails from attendees. I also want to thank Business Meeting attendees for the unanimous votes to approve our Code of Ethics and the changes to our by-laws. I also want to thank Erin Seekamp and her committee and Tom Fish and company for their excellent work on these documents.

I also want to point out that it is not too soon to start making plans to attend the 2017 ISSRM in Umea, Sweden, which promises to be an excellent meeting. Having visited the site last March, I can personally testify that Umea is beautiful, and a great place to visit and hold our conference. The only difficulty I can see is people getting to Umea and never wanting to go home again!!

I do want to bring to your attention that in order for folks to save money on airfare, we are going to accelerate the timing of the call for abstracts and for organized session proposals to points earlier than we have ever had before. Expect to hear from us in early Fall on this and please be thinking about what you may want to present and/or organize in terms of sessions for Umea.

Let me close by wishing you a great rest of the summer and please expect to hear from us early in the Fall!!

Best regards,

Matthew S. Carroll, Executive Director

2016 ISSRM – Silent Auction

The ISSRM will once again feature a silent auction. We kindly ask that you consider donating an item. Proceeds reduce the cost of student attendance at ISSRM. Last year’s silent auction raised nearly $1,300! Let’s see if we can do even better this year! Please complete this survey to tell us about the item(s) you wish to donate. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!


The Spring 2016 Edition of Keeping in Touch has Arrived!

The Spring 2016 Edition of Keeping in Touch has arrived! Grab a cup of coffee, hopefully find a nice spot to enjoy some spring weather, and catch up on all that is happening with IASNR. Lots of exciting news, including some proposed changes to IASNR governance, the location for ISSRM 2018, and of course lots of great information about ISSMR 2016. We hope to see all of you in Houghton, Michigan in a few months!

Click here to view the Spring 2016 Edition of Keeping in Touch.

Please email Jessica Burk ( if you have any questions.

~ IASNR Communications Committee

Spring 2016 Council Election Results – Message from Matthew Carroll, IASNR Executive Director


I want to take this opportunity to thank our outgoing Council members and congratulate and welcome those who have been newly elected.

Courtney Flint, Rebecca Schewe, and Rose Verbos have all made significant contributions to IASNR as individual members and on Council. We as an organization owe them each a debt of gratitude. It is my hope that they stay involved with us as we need their expertise, energy, and experience as we move forward as an organization. They, along with the folks who remain on Council have done extraordinary work this year and I am so very grateful for such a great collection of people to work with.

In addition, I wish to extend a hearty welcome to our colleagues Paige Fischer, Kristen Floress, and Rudy M. Schuster as they join Council, and to Neelam Poudyal and Erin Seekamp who were re-elected. Furthermore, I would also like to welcome Mysha Clarke, our new student representative and Shawn Olson-Hazboun, our new student representative-elect. We have on Council an extraordinarily talented and committed group of people. We have lots of important work to do and I look forward to their engagement in our efforts.

I also want to thank the excellent slate of people who allowed their names to be put forward for the election but who were not elected this time. I have two messages for you: please stay involved with us and your time is coming! I hope every one of you ends up on Council at some future point.

This recent election and the number of highly qualified candidates running is just further evidence of the dynamism of IASNR. I am looking forward to a great several years as we move forward. Sincerely,

~ Matthew Carroll, Executive Director

Society & Natural Resources call for nominations for the inaugural Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award

Society & Natural Resources is pleased to call for nominations for the inaugural Rabel J. Burdge and Donald R. Field Outstanding Article Award, for best general research article published in Volume 28 (2015) of the journal. Award recipient(s) will receive/ share a US $500 cash prize and be recognized at the 2016 International Symposium on Society and Resource Management, Houghton, Michigan; and elsewhere. Click here for more information.

2016 ISSRM Student Scholarships

Students- We are offering 60 reduced cost student registration subsidies available on a first-come, first served basis (we have 35 subsidies left). These became available on Friday, January 8th at 8:00 AM USA CST (2:00 pm or 14:00 GMT). If you are a graduate or undergraduate student and do not have support to attend ISSRM, and need to travel, you are eligible for a $100 subsidy at registration. Please enter coupon code “issrmsubsidy” at check out. This is for student members only.

Please email Jessica Burk ( if you have any further questions.

Spring 2016 Council Election

The Spring 2016 Council Election is underway. Please check your email for a survey ballot link. If you are a member and have not received a survey link, please email Jessica Burk (

Your participation in IASNR activities is essential to the success of the organization. As an IASNR member, we encourage you to cast your vote to elect the new cohort of IASNR Council members. This year we will elect (5) IASNR Council Professional Members and two (2) IASNR Council Student Representatives. The candidate statements are included within the ballot. Voting will be via anonymous online ballot. Professional members can elect professional Council members and student members can elect both professional Council members and student representatives. Please complete your ballot by Monday, February 15, 2016.

Please email Jessica Burk ( with any related questions or problems, as necessary.