• 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.

    Apply now for the BES POST Fellowship

    Applications are now open for the 2015 BES POST Fellowship, offering PhD students the opportunity to spend three months working in the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

    Open to BES Members only. Closing Date: Friday 10th April.

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  • Education

    We’re off to Wychwood again!

    We’re really pleased to confirm we will be heading to Wychwood 2015. We have developed lots of new and exciting activities and hope to see you there.

    Applications open for our 2015 UG summer School

    We’re launching our first Summer School for talented 1st and 2nd year Undergraduates taking place at Malham Tarn Field Center 20-24 July.  Please nominate your best students!

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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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  • 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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