• #AESS2017 announced! June 21-24 in Tuscon
    #AESS2017 announced! June 21-24 in Tuscon "Environment, Wellness, and Community"
  • Congrats to our 2016 Student Award winner, Ms. Nickesha "NK" Chung
  • Congrats to our 2016 Freudenburg award winner!
    Congrats to our 2016 Freudenburg award winner!
  • AESS Syllabus Databank fully updated and online!
  • Meet our members: Learn about Abby's research trip to Peru by reading her Member Spotlight piece.


The Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) serves the faculty, students and staff of the 1000+ interdisciplinary environmental programs in North America and around the world. We seek to strengthen teaching, research and service in environmental studies and sciences, and to improve communication across boundaries that too often divide the traditional academic disciplines. The Association facilitates the professional development of Association members not just as individuals but also to advance Environmental Studies and Sciences as a whole.


  • AESS 2017 will be held at the University of Arizona in Tucson, AZ, June 21-24

    Calls for proposals will come out in the fall. If you would like to receive updates about this conference, please sign up for email updates below.

    NOTE: AESS Members will receive updates to their account email, as long as they have opted in to receive correspondence from us. All conference details will be shared with the listserv members, too.

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  • AESS is quickly becoming the leading interdisciplinary society in higher education for people working in the fields of environmental studies and environmental science. Take a tour of our webspace, and learn about our association. If you have questions about our association, contact the Program Coordinator membership@aessonline.org. When you’re ready to join AESS, click here
    • AESS 2016 Annual Conference: Save the Date! (8/16/2015) - We are delighted to set the stage for the AESS 2016 Annual Conference at American University. Whether feedback from participants and speakers, or from staff and board members, by all measures the 2015 AESS Conference at UC San Diego was a rousing success. And we are looking to continue the momentum with a 2016 conference […]
    • Branded Book Series Launch (8/16/2015) - Purpose of the Branded Book Series (BBS): To explore the intersection of natural science, law, policy and action, while informed by the social sciences, and highlight the power of interdisciplinary focus as opposed to traditional disciplinary silos. The series initial targets are energy and health. ​ Past AESS President Wil Burns will be the Editor-in-Chief. […]
    • Syllabus Databank (8/16/2015) - submitted by Dr. Leslie Gray, Santa Clara University, Associate Professor We are reorganizing our AESS syllabus bank. [editor’s note: This is a members-only feature that requires users to login.] Please consider submitting a new syllabus or update one that was previously submitted.  We’re looking to expand our syllabi listings, so please consider the topics below […]
    • Committee Volunteer Opportunities (8/21/2015) - AESS Committees AESS programing is at an all-time high with new initiatives and further development of current activities. We invite you to explore our committees and see if one is of interest to you. Consider the benefits of committee participation: build up your curriculum vitae network with members in your field and across the globe learn […]
    • Introducing AESS 2016 Conference Chair (9/17/2015) - Trained as a chemist/biophysicist, James E. “Jim” McMahon engaged in multi-disciplinary energy policy analysis for over 30 years at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. He remains an Affiliate at LBNL and at the University of California, Berkeley, Energy Resources Group, where he advises faculty and students, and occasionally is a guest […]
    • JESS December Issue (11/18/2015) - The December 2015 issue of The Journal of Environmental Studies and Science includes the second Symposium on ‘Food System Resilience,’ a collection of fourteen articles which explore the national and global implications of food supply, scarcity, and strategies to create greater food security from a variety of different interdisciplinary environmental perspectives. From the JESS Editorial […]
    • AESS 2016 Keynote Speaker Announced (3/22/2016) - Visionary economist Jeremy Rifkin will keynote the 8th annual Conference for the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences Rifkin, president of the Foundation on Economic Trends and advisor to the European Union on issues related to the economy, climate change, and energy security, will be joined by a host of other speakers to address this […]
    • JESS Special Issue (4/10/2016) - Open Access to JESS Special Edition for March Issue from JESS Editor-in-Chief Tony Rosenbaum: The Journal of Environmental Studies (JESS) is pleased to announce that articles concerning the Food, Energy Water Nexus will be available online and accessible to all readers until April 23, 2016. This Special Issue features selected presentations from the 16th National […]
    • Closing Keynote (4/18/2016) - Sociologist and Best-Selling Author James W. Loewen ​Announced as Closing Keynote Professor, sociologist, and best-selling author of the award-winning book Lies My Teacher Told Me: Everything Your High School History Textbook Got Wrong, James W. Loewen has been invited to deliver the closing keynote speech for the 8th annual conference of the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences. Loewen is known […]
    • JESS New Issue Alert (8/11/2016) - The table of contents for Volume 6 Number 3, September 2016 of the Journal of Environmental Studies and Sciences is now available. To get full access, become a member of AESS today. In this issue: Original Paper Adapting to dangerous climate change: implications for studies of politics, policy, and beyond Paul G. Harris, John Barkdull […]
    • AESS 2017 Conference Theme (10/19/2016) - 2017 Conference Theme Announced AESS is pleased to announce the theme for our 9th annual conference:   And with this announcement, a challenge from AESS president David Hassenzahl: Soon, the Association for Environmental Studies and Sciences (AESS) will issue a call for proposals for the June 21 – 24 AESS Conference in Tucson. Our theme this […]
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