Environmental Studies Section (ESS)

A map of ESS's Panel Titles from ISA 2013

Welcome to ESS

Founded in 1983, the Environmental Studies Section seeks a better understanding of feedbacks between human and natural systems within global, regional, and national contexts. We promote interactions within the scholarly community and encourage member engagement with practitioners and policy makers when appropriate. ESS supports innovative research, theoretical diversity, interdisciplinary perspectives, and the application of a wide array of methodologies for analyzing international environmental issues and global environmental governance.


Kate O'Neill | Section Chair
March 2019 - April 2021
University of California Berkeley

Graeme Auld | Section Program Chair
March 2019 - March 2020
Carleton University

See Governance & Leadership

Become a Member

When you become an ISA member, you can add on an ESS membership for a low fee. Membership dues help to support section activities and awards.

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The International Studies Association

Representing over 100 countries, ISA has more than 6,500 members worldwide and is the most respected and widely known scholarly association in this field. Endeavoring to create communities of scholars dedicated to international studies, ISA is divided into 7 geographic subdivisions of ISA (Regions), 29 thematic groups (Sections) and 4 Caucuses which provide opportunities to exchange ideas and research with local colleagues and within specific subject areas.
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