BES Quantitative & Movement Ecology 2019

Join the Quantitative and Movement Ecology SIGs for their back-to-back annual meetings on the shared theme of analysing big datasets while answering big ecological questions.

The Quantitative SIG logo combined with the Movement SIG logo

The BES Quantitative and Movement Ecology Special Interest Groups will be holding their annual meetings back to back on 9 & 10 July in Sheffield. This joint meeting will take advantage of shared strengths as well as shared challenges between the two groups, and foster links between them. The meeting will focus on issues related to the shared theme of Analysing big datasets while answering big ecological questions and the challenges associated with it.

Talks and Posters

We welcome talks, posters and will have discussions on general issues with computation; integrating different datasets; and propagating uncertainty in ecological analyses. Talks will be 5 minutes long. There may not be enough talk slots for everyone, so priority will be given to early career researchers. Please include a rough title when you register so we have an idea of the balance of topics (you can change it later). Students will also be given the option to put themselves forward for the student plenary talk (20 minutes). We highly recommend applying; it’s fun and a great thing to put on your CV.


On 9 July the programme will be dominated by the Quantititave Ecology SIG with two invited speakers (Rachael McCrea and James Grecian), and on 10 July by the Movement Ecology SIG with four invited speakers (Samantha Patrick, Karine Heerah, Théo Michelot and Grant Hopcraft).


Attendees will have the opportunity to attend one, or both annual meetings. Note that it is cheaper to join the BES as a member and register for a BES member ticket, than to register for the non-BES member ticket.

The deadline for registration is 18:00 (BST) Friday 21 June 2019. We will contact attendees after this to confirm talk slots. You can contact us on twitter @bes_qe_sig / @bes_move_sig or by emailing /

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