• Publications

    The Society publishes and disseminates high-quality ecological research in a variety of different formats, including our five world-renowned Journals, two prestigious book series and informative member Bulletin.

    New journal data archiving policy

    From January 2014 the British Ecological Society requires, as a condition for publication, that all data supporting the results in papers published in its journals be archived in an appropriate public archive. More details available here.

  • Policy

    People, Politics and the Planet: Any Questions?

    Join us on 21 July to put your questions about the future of the UK’s environmental policy in a changing Europe to a panel of leading politicians, chaired by Jonathan Dimbleby

    Join our Policy Alumni Network

    Have you taken part in a BES policy workshop, shadowing scheme or internship? Do you want to share your skills or learn more? Join our Policy Alumni Network

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  • Education

    Undergraduate Summer School 2016

    Apply now! 2015 was amazing, fantastic and the best experience of their lives.  2016 will be even better.

    The 6th Enhancing Fieldwork Showcase

    Join us 12-13th September 2016 at the U of Reading, showcase your excellence in field teaching.  This years main focus will be imagery and interdisciplinarity.  Submit an Abstract!

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  • Grants & Awards

    The Society provides grants to promote excellent ecological research, help fund training and travel and to communicate the science of ecology as widely as possible.
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  • Membership

    Join now and enjoy all the benefits of membership including access to our journals online, grants, meeting registration discounts, our quarterly magazine The Bulletin and much more! Membership from just £42 per year (£21 for students/reduced/retired) and you can apply and pay online.

  • Policy blog

    The latest news from the interface of policy and ecology, from research highlights to policy developments.

    Featured Post: Spending Review

    Support for science but cuts at Defra: what does the Government’s Comprehensive Spending Review mean for ecology and ecologists?

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  • Events

    BES 2016 Annual Meeting, 11 – 14 December, Liverpool, UK

    Watch this space for more updates and ways to get involved!

    We’re going to Liverpool!

    Liverpool is a vibrant, diverse city with a world-renowned musical heritage. It is also one of the most friendly cities in the UK – which makes it a perfect venue for #BES2016. Expect more first class science, plenary speakers, workshops, networking and fun – and some surprises…

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