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Current/Future BES meetings

Current/Future BES meetings

Upcoming BES and Special Interest Group Events. For more details and up-to-date information, or to contact SIG secretaries, please click on the links.



23 – 25
Macroecology SIG: NFBR Conference 2015 – A Question of Ecology – Answers from Biological Recording.
Location: Sheffield


BES Scottish Policy Group: Pie and Pint on Conservation Conflicts
Location: Edinburgh

Citizen Science SIG: Understanding Participants
Location: Charles Darwin House

18 – 20
Plant, Soils, Ecosystems SIG: Sequencing metaanalysis workshop
Location: University of Manchester

19 – 23 
BES Public Engagement: RHS Chelsea Flower Show
Location: Royal Hospital Chelsea, London

27 – 28
Agricultural Ecology SIG: Valuing Long Term Sites and Experiments for Agriculture in Ecology
Location: Cockle Park Farm, University of Newcastle

29 – 31 
BES Public Engagement: Wychwood Festival
Location: Cheltenham Racecourse, Gloucestershire


3 – 5
BES Policy: EU Green Week
Location: Brussels

14 – 16
Macroecology SIG: EU MACRO 2015 – Joint meeting of the BES, GfÖ and CMEC
Location: Biocenter, University of Copenhagen, Denmark


Forest Ecology SIG: Woodland ecology and management workshop
Location: Wytham Woods, Oxfordshire

BES Policy: Parliamentary Links Day
Location: Westminster, London

24 – 28
BES Public Engagement: Glastonbury FestivalLocation: Glastonbury, UK


7 – 8
Aquatic Ecology SIG: Are Ecosystem Services Academic?
Location: National Oceanography Centre, Southampton

13 – 14
BES Symposium: The Ecology and Evolution of Emerging Plant Pests and Pathogens: Challenges to Global Food Security and Ecosystem Reliance
Location: Penryn Campus, University of Exeter, Cornwall

BES Education: Our first Summer School, for talented 1st year (2nd Year Scottish) undergraduates.
Location: Malham Tarn Field Centre


26 – 28
Tropical Ecology SIG: Systematics Association Symposium: The value of long term monitoring plots for plant systematics and ecology in the tropics.
Location: Edinburgh   

30 – 4 September
Aquatic Ecology SIG: Aquatic Biodiversity and Ecosystems 2015: Evolution, Interactions and Global Change
Location: University of Liverpool


3 – 4 September
Tropical Ecology SIG: Annual Early Career Researcher Meeting: Tropical ecosystems and land-use change.
Location: University of Stirling

8 – 9
Agricultural Ecology SIG: Rethinking Agricultural Systems; A Session in Permiculture Convergence
Location: London

9 – 11
Peatlands SIG: Wilder by Design II – Wild Thing
Location: Sheffield UK

Quantitative Ecology SIG: Reproducible species distribution modelling workshop
Location: Charles Darwin House

14 – 15
Quantitative Ecology and Climate Change Ecology SIG: Modelling Climate Change Impacts
Location: Met Office, Exeter


Forest Ecology SIG: Fire ecology as an emerging discipline.
Location: School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool


2 – 3
Climate Change SIG and Plant, Soils, Ecosystems SIG: Ecosystem contribution to climate change mitigation
Location: Charles Darwin House, London

13 – 14
Peatlands SIG: A Life in Ecology
Location: Sheffield UK


13 – 16
BES Annual Meeting
Location: EICC, Edinburgh, Scotland

Other Events:

Quantitative Ecology SIG: A practical introduction to ecological data science
Location: Bournemouth University

Citizen Science SIG: Partnerships in Citizen Science: past, present and future
Location: Northern Ireland

Forest Ecology SIG: Bringing forest ecology into schools: curriculum, resources and woodland management
Location: Sylva Trust, Oxfordshire

Aquatic Ecology SIG: Aquatic Ecology Annual Meeting, and Summer School for Early Careers
Location: Charles Darwin House, London

Plant, Soils, Ecosystems SIG: Workshop on “Environmental change and forest soil fungi” Location: Kew Gardens.

Forest Ecology SIG: Waxcap fungi as indicators of ancient grasslands and wood pastures    Location: Sheffield Hallam University

Forest Ecology SIG: The ecology of wood pasture and parkland
Location: Glenamara and Glencoyn National Trust upland wood pasture sites

Forest Ecology SIG: Treasures of Transylvania – Policy Event
Location: Brussels


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