Join us at our joint Annual Meeting with the French Society for Ecology and Evolution (SFE²).

This December we invite you to join over 1,200 ecologists from around the world at Ecology Across Borders 2021, our joint Annual Meeting with the French Society for Ecology and Evolution (SFE²).

After a successful joint Annual Meeting in 2014, the British Ecological Society (BES) and the French Society for Ecology and Evolution (SFE²) have been working hard to make our next joint meeting equally great.  

These joint meetings provide an invaluable opportunity to build closer ties between the vibrant academic ecological communities in Europe and wider afield, which has never been as important as it is today.

The two societies look forward to working together on an excellent and welcoming conference for their members and the global ecological community.  

The conference, Ecology Across Borders 2021, will take place from 12–15 December 2021 in Liverpool, UK, where we look forward to welcoming delegates back to an in-person meeting. We are following all the latest advice to ensure the appropriate measures are in place so that the ecological community can gather safely. However, we understand that not everyone will be able to join in-person. A virtual pass will enable you to view headline sessions live, share your research online, watch content on demand and interact with other delegates.

Key deadlines

  • Abstract submission deadline: 17:00 (BST), Thursday 23 September
  • Helper application deadline: 17:00 (BST), Thursday 23 September
  • In-person earlybird registration deadline: 17:00 (BST), Monday 25 October
  • In-person standard registration deadline: 17:00 (GMT), Friday 19 November
  • Virtual registration deadline: 17:00 (GMT), Friday 3 December

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