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About SFS Membership

The Society for Freshwater Science (SFS) is an international scientific organization whose purpose is to promote better understanding of the biotic communities of lake and stream bottoms and their role in aquatic ecosystems, by providing media and disseminating new investigation results, new interpretations, and other benthological information to aquatic biologists and to the scientific community at large. The Society was founded as the Midwest Benthological Society by 13 charter members at Havana, Illinois, in the spring of 1953.

Membership is open to anyone, regardless of residence, who is interested in benthic communities and their role in aquatic ecosystems.

Society for Freshwater Science members receive the online subscription of Freshwater Science and may purchase a paper subscription. Members also get access to a bulletin three times per year, an annual Bibliography of Current Benthological Literature, and an occasional Membership Directory.

Online application
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Membership Rates

  • Regular member (Includes online Freshwater Science subscription) $75.00
  • Young Professional member (Includes online Freshwater Science subscription) $55.00
  • Student member (Includes online Freshwater Science subscription) $40.00
  • Emeritus member (Includes online Freshwater Science subscription) Free

Freshwater Science subscriptions, Paper (SFS membership required) $75.00

Institutional Subscription Rates

Institutional print + electronic and e-only subscriptions are available through JSTOR's Current Scholarship Program and include unlimited online access; rates are tiered according to an institution's type and research output: $248 to $496 (print+electronic), $210 to $420 (e-only). For print+electronic and e-only subscriptions contact participation@jstor.org. Institutional print-only is $248. For print-only subscriptions contact the University of Chicago Press, Journals Division, P.O. Box 37005, Chicago, IL 60637. Telephone: (773) 753-3347 or toll-free in the United States and Canada (877) 705-1878. Fax: (773) 753-0811 or toll-free (877) 705-1879. E-mail: subscriptions@press.uchicago.edu.

For additional rates, including single-copy rates, please visit www.journals.uchicago.edu/FWS/. Free or deeply discounted access is available in most developing nations through the Chicago Emerging Nations Initiative (www.journals.uchicago.edu/ceni/). Additional taxes and/or postage for non-U.S. subscriptions may apply.

For More Information

SFS Membership Services
5400 Bosque Blvd Ste 680
Waco, TX 76710 USA
254-399-9636 Voice
254-776-3767 Fax
sfs@sgmeet.com E-mail

What's New
  • SFS Commentary on S.1140 - Federal Water Quality Protection Act, 19 May 2015 (PDF, 220k) more
  • Milwaukee Annual Meeting Program (PDF) more
  • "In the drift" just fell into your sampler! The Spring 2015 Newsletter is here! more
  • Making Waves Podcast Episode 14: Nitrogen Fixation in a Warming World, Dr. Jill Welter more
  • The President's Environment: What's New? more
  • Request to Increase Freshwater Science Access Fees more
  • Bridges Fact Sheet: Link into NEON more
BENTHOS News
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  • SFS Bibliography Update:  The 2013 (for 2012) SFS Bibliography and a historic copy of the Midwest Benthological Society 1959-1964 Bibliography are available. 
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