Membership benefits

The Ecological Society of Australia (ESA) is the peak group of ecologists in Australia, with over 1200 members from all states and territories. The ESA has an impressive 50 year history supporting ecologists, promoting ecology and ecological research.

The Society, supports the professional development of ecologists, promotes the role of ecologists in society and the importance of ecological issues, and promotes and coordinates ecological research. Find out more about the ESA.


Member benefits - what do you get?

  • Austral Ecology 8 issues/yr, and automatic online access via Wiley Online Library
  • Ecological Management and Restoration online access via Wiley Online Library
  • The ESA Bulletin 4 issues/yr, available online and via email
  • Regular e-news listing upcoming events and activities, grants and awards, job and student opportunities, conference information, book reviews etc.
  • Hot Topics presenting the science behind current topical debates
  • Reduced Annual Conference registration fees
  • Opportunities to get involved  - nominate for Board, Working Group, LOC membership or representation on scientific committees.
  • Member media release facility and daily newsfeed keeping you up to date on ecology in the news
  • Online database where you can link to your research, current work projects, search our membership and list your interests
  • Research chapter networks to keep in contact with colleagues working in a similar field
  • Expanding range of member only prizes, research grants and travel grants for postgrads, early career researchers, regional activity and events, and outreach programs
  • Dynamic website with latest news, comprehensive coverage of Society activities and governance, and social media connectivity
  • 'Ecology in Action' Photo Competition
  • Online services including: discussion forums, online payments and receipts, access to our correspondence and business documentation

Who can apply?

  • A person is eligible to apply for membership if they have an interest in any aspect of fundamental or applied ecology.
  • Low income earners are encouraged to apply for special rate membership.
  • All new membership applications must be supported by a one page CV and will be assessed on the basis that the applicants career activities or qualifications are consistent with the objects of the Society.
  • ESA is an open organisation and encourages a broad membership. Simply send through a brief cv with your application and payment. If applying online, please send your cv by separate email to membership@ecolsoc.org.au.

NOTE: ESA has the right to terminate membership where any member's annual subscription is more than 12 months in arrears, or where the conduct of any member is likely to bring discredit to the Society.