• 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 the BES, Sibthorp Trust and CIEEM to put your environmental questions to representatives of the UK’s major political parties on 9 March 2015.

    Get involved with our policy work 

    Do you want your science to influence the decisions that help shape society? Is it important to you that policy is informed by the best available evidence? Find out how you can get involved in the BES’s policy work including our expertise database, training opportunities and the Scottish Policy Group

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  • Education

    The latest on science A level reforms

    In April 2014, DfE announced that it will be implementing science A-level reforms in spring 2015. Find out what this means for the future of Biology A-level here.

    Top 10 Tips for a career in ecology

    Missed out on our Undergraduate Ecological Careers Conference? Don’t worry – check out our new resources from the day including a top tips guide and presentations from invited speakers.

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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

    Become a member and take advantage of all our member benefits, including journals, grants, meeting registration discounts, Bulletins and much more! Membership from just £40 per year (£20 for students/reduced/retired) and you can apply and pay online.
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  • Joint Annual Meeting 2014

    This year we will hold our Annual Meeting with the Société Française d’Ecologie from 9 – 12 December in Lille, France. ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE 15 SEPTEMBER.
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  • Policy blog

    Subscribe to our blog for the latest policy updates relating to ecology. We focus on UK and EU legislation, ecological research, and equality and diversity, and advertise opportunities to respond to consultations or join government committees.

    Featured Post: The Birds and Habitats Directives: a secure future for environmental protection in Europe?

    Does the EU’s “fitness check” threaten the effectiveness of the Birds and Habitats Directives, Europe’s flagship nature conservation policies?

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