Get involved with the BES
The BES relies on its membership to achieve its aims and objectives. Members receive many benefits including cheap Journals, access to electronic journal archives, book discounts, advance notice of grants and meetings , the Bulletin and networking opportunities. As a member of the BES you have the opportunity to further engage with the Society through the following activities:
Council runs the BES and Council members get involved in all the Society’s activities. Council members are nominated and are elected annually by the membership at the Society’s AGM, held in association with the Annual Meeting. The Society would not be able to operate without the significant amount of time each gives to the BES.
Taking part in meetings as delegate or organiser
The Society runs a wide range of meetings that the BES subsidises to maximise participation. They provide an excellent occasion for ecologists to meet and exchange views, both in the formal programme and in the bar. There are lots of opportunities within the BES if you have a good idea for a meeting, be it a thematic session at the Annual Meeting, a Symposium meeting, a workshop or other event.
- Find out more about promoting a thematic session at the Annual Meeting
- Find out how to propose a topic for a Symposium meeting
- If you are feeling really brave you could put yourself forward as a Local Organiser for the Annual Meeting
Special Interest Groups
The BES Specialist Groups organise small meetings, field trips and events throughout the year, catering for needs of particular subject areas in ecology. They rely solely on the ideas, enthusiasm and hard work of volunteers. Most Groups hold business meetings at the BES Annual Meeting and anyone is welcome to contribute. Alternatively, contact the Group Secretaries directly.
- Find out more about the Special Interest Groups.
The Society provides opportunities for members to engage in the policy making process. You can find out more about how to get involved in this aspect of the Society’s work through the dedicated Public Policy section of the website.