• 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

    House of Lords Inquiry: Science and the EU

    What influence does the European Union have on science in the UK? How does the EU impact on your work? Contribute to our inquiry response

    Join the BES Expertise Database

    Do you want to increase the impact of your research? Find out more about relevant opportunities to contribute to our policy work or be first in line when the media are looking for ecological comment by joining our Interests and Expertise Database

  • Education

    Ecological Ambassadors

    Apply now! We are currently accepting applications for the 2015 Ecological Ambassadors Scheme

    Student Programme at the Annual Meeting

    Don’t forget, in collaboration with INNGE and SFE we have a great programme for students prior to the main annual meeting.  Make sure you book your place for 13th December in Edinburgh

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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: Culling badgers to control cattle tuberculosis – a black and white issue?

    Professor Rosie Woodroffe outlines the complicated interaction between evidence and policy-making in our efforts to control Bovine TB.

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  • Events

    BES 2015 Annual Meeting, Edinburgh, 13 – 16 December

    Registration and Abstract Submission are Now Open!

    Join us for our 2015 Annual Meeting!

    We’ll be in Scotland at the EICC for our exciting and diverse meeting this year! We have a wide range of Thematic Topics and Workshops and dynamic plenary speakers – this is not to be missed! Earlybird registration closes 23:59 (BST), Sunday 18 October!

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