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Welcome to Your ESA Membership Portal

On this ESA Membership portal, you can:

  • Renew your membership, join as a member or create a web account (Non-Member)
  • Review and update your Member/Non-Member Profile
  • Register to attend an event (e.g. Annual Meeting, LDC, SBI)
  • Submit a session proposal or abstract for the Annual Meeting
  • Donate to the Society 
  • Access to the Member Directory, Journals, and other Members Only resources
  • ECOLOG-L SUBSCRIBERS: Login is required. Use the links at left to reset your password or username if necessary. If you are new to ECOLOG-L and subscribing for the first time, first create a web account.

ESA Membership

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. Benefits of belonging to the Society include:


Online access to all seven ESA publications.


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


Receive discounts, submit meeting submissions, and information on the Annual Meeting


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


Significantly lower application fees for ESA
professional certification


Participate in scientific training, technology demos and career navigation activities, by ecologists for ecologists.


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


Every member may join one chapter or section for free as part of their annual membership, and can join additional ones for just $5 per (chapters and sections receive $5 per member per year to fund activity). A chapter is regionally based; a section represents a scientific discipline or other interest area.


ESA members enjoy substantial savings on everything from the Annual Meeting to professional certification and even to publishing (see the Author Hub for each).


We work with media to convey the value of ecological research results to the general public, as well as to garner federal support for ecological research.

Membership Rates

Member rates are based on annual income.  Discounted memberships are offered to students and developing country residents. Ready to join ESA? Join as a member to be part of the Society. 

What is my username and password?

Your default username is your email address. If you have changed your username, then you can recover it by following the forgot username link at left. For security, passwords cannot be recovered; they can only be reset. To reset your password, click the forgot password or forgot username links at left or email us.