The British Ecological Society External Affairs Team works with the Public and Policy Committee and the Press Officer to communicate ecological science to policy-makers and the public.
Why is this important?
Scientists engaging with policy-makers is fundamentally important. Policy-makers need sound scientific evidence on which to base decisions which affect society and the environment.
As an independent, authoritative learned society and a leading voice for ecologists in the UK, the BES and its members can play a significant role in informing sound decision-making.
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At any stage of your career in ecology there’s an opportunity to contribute to policy work at the BES.
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The BES aims to engage with the most relevant and topical issues of interest to our members.
Our overarching priorities are promoting scientific evidence in policy-making and fostering interdisciplinarity and knowledge exchange.