• 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

    Making a Difference in Conservation

    How do we improve the links between ecological research, policy and practice? Join us in Cambridge from 11th -13th April

    Apply now for the BES POST Fellowship

    PhD student looking to improve your policy skills and knowledge? Apply by 31st March 2016 to spend three months at the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology.

  • 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!

  • 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

    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 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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