articles: (1) letters: novel findings with high relevance for practice or policy, (2) mini-reviews:overviews of emerging subjects that merit urgent coverage or succinct syntheses of importanttopics that are rarely encountered in the mainstream literature, and (3) policy perspectives: brief essays for a general audience on issues related to conservation and society. There is open accessto
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At the Joint ISEE-IAEP Conference in Allenspark, Colorado, twenty-one ISEE members held a business meeting on 28 May 2008. The following issues were addressed:1.
Joint ISEE-IAEP Conference: There was a discussion once again about whether or not thisconference should occur again in 2009. There was general consensus (once again) in favor of continuing this annual conference. Next year’s conference will be held at the samelocation in Allenspark, Colorado, but it will occur in mid-June instead of its customary timein late May in order to draw more ISEE members from England and elsewhere. Look for acall for papers for the 2009 Joint ISEE-IAEP Conference in the near future.2.
ISEE Membership Renewal: ISEE membership dues are due each year on Earth Day (April22
). In addition to stating this in each issue of the ISEE Newsletter, the ISEE Secretarywill send out periodic reminders of this fact on the ISEE Listserv.3.
ISEE Membership: As of 1 June 2008, ISEE had 349 total members. Only 71 members had paid their membership dues on time, on or around Earth Day 2008; dues were in remiss for all other ISEE members. 65 members had last paid their dues in 2007, 111 members had last paid their dues in 2006, and 102 members had last paid their dues in 2005 or earlier. In April2008, the ISEE Secretary sent out notice to all ISEE members whose dues were in remiss.The Secretary will send out one final reminder to these members in September 2008.Members who fail to pay their dues after this will be dropped from the ISEE membership list.4.
Giving Papers at ISEE Sessions: Past ISEE President Dale Jamieson had instituted a generalrule that no single person should give more than one paper once every three years at ISEEsessions at the Eastern, Pacific, and Central division meetings of the American PhilosophicalAssociation (APA). (This rule only applies to giving papers and does not apply tocommenting on papers.) This rule apparently has not been followed in recent years. Thenew rule will be that no single person should give more than one paper once every two yearsat APA meetings. The ISEE session organizers for the Eastern, Pacific, and Central divisionswill cooperate to enforce this rule.5.
ISEE Non-Profit Status: There have been a number of past suggestions about making ISEEinto a non-profit organization. The current ISEE Treasurer is unsure about doing this. After the next Treasurer election, ISEE will more formally investigate non-profit status.