Future of Ecology

According to an article in the Guardian, ecology is in decline at a time when it is needed to help tackle major societal issues, like climate change. The BES education officer spoke about how hard it can be to get teachers to engage their students with ecology. Cuts to the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology are also cited as an example of ecology’s down turn. Is ecology in serious decline and, if so, what more can the Society do to turn this around?