Meet the exhibitors at this year’s Symposium

During the breaks and poster session pop along to the exhibitor stands to say hello and find out what they are up to.

British Ecological Society

The BES membership team will be on hand to answer all membership related questions and talk about the grants on offer. Look out for our policy team who will also be at the event who will be keen to talk to you about your work.

The BES is a welcoming and inclusive home for everyone in ecology. Join a global community united by a passion for understanding nature and how it enriches our world and our lives. We actively value the diversity and wide range of perspectives that people from different backgrounds bring to their work, to ecology and to our Society. We are always willing to discuss potential collaborations and innovations, so please visit our staff page to find the most appropriate person to contact.

We provide grants to promote excellent ecological research, support early career ecologists, help fund training and travel, and to communicate ecological science as widely as possible. In recent years, we have awarded over £400,000 (c. €460,00, $502,000).

Drop in to pick up some BES goodies and say hello to the team.

Ecological Continuity Trust

One the partners for this symposium, the Ecological Continuity Trust (ECT) is a unique national charity dedicated to championing, preserving and maintaining the UK’s long-term ecological field experiments (LTEs). We help to ensure that experimental ecology is at the heart of evidence-based policymaking and sustainable land use. Our national register includes over 80 LTEs across all four nations of the UK, of which 36 are currently active and undergoing treatments. Stop by our exhibition stand for more information and try out our VR headsets through which you can be immersed in VR tours of three LTEs on our register – Plynlimon Catchments, Buxton and Whim Bog.

National Landscapes Association

We represent the United Kingdom’s  46 National Landscapes – designated areas of  outstanding natural beauty visited and loved by people of all ages and backgrounds with 170 million visits in 2023. We have been nurturing the UK’s natural beauty since 1949. Two thirds of the population of England live within a 30-minute drive of a National Landscape. Come and speak to us about our plans for nature restoration at scale or contact our Development Director Paul Bower on +44 (0)7852 491548

Resilient Landscapes for Nature, People and Climate – join the community!

This symposium is one of the first steps in the creation of a community of practice, and we’d like your organisation to join us!

  • Vision: To enable the creation of large-scale land, freshwaters and coastal/marine systems which deliver a more sustainable and resilient future for our climate, people and nature.
  • Purpose: To support the creation of a  more cohesive community around landscape ……
  • Objectives: to encourage sharing of best practices, standardise and  recommend effective monitoring and evaluation approaches and support the development of new projects to and…..enhance our evidence base. We will focus on projects which are > 500 hectares  in the UK which are a single large site or cluster of smaller sites. These projects will be evidence driven and have ambitions to secure multiple outcomes including understanding trade-offs.
  • Activities will include:
    • Delivering in partnership a series of events to encourage the sharing of experiences  and development of best practice
    • Development of an online portal to capture ongoing activities and encourage cross project working
    • Collation of current principles and methodologies available to the community for monitoring and evaluation using the UN guidance as a starting point.
    • Development of an ‘ambition’ rating to help signpost to the community the scale, complexity and ambition of ongoing projects
    • Encourage the formation of consortium to develop new landscape projects to tackle new questions

Talk to one of the team at the Resilient Landscapes table and sign up to find out more.