Join the British Ecological Society

Find out how becoming a BES member can help you. Join us today and become part of our growing ecological community.

We have 7000 members worldwide and offer unique membership opportunities for everyone interested, studying or working in ecology.

What do we offer?

  • Reduced price registration for BES run and sponsored meetings
  • Members’ only research, and training and travel grants
  • Free access to all BES journal content on the Wiley Online Library, including open access journal Ecology and Evolution
  • 25% discount on open access fees when publishing as first or corresponding author in BES journals
  • 10% discount when publishing in Ecology and Evolution
  • Free copy of The Niche, our quarterly newsletter that keeps you up to date with the ecological community
  • Fortnightly newsletter giving members priority notice of opening dates for our events
  • Opportunities to support our vision for the ecological community.


Ordinary          £61.00

Student            £30.00

Concession*    £30.00

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If you have any issues applying online, please contact Helen, our Membership Manager, who will be happy to help.

*concessions apply to applicants who are unemployed, retired or from a World Bank listed low to lower-middle income country.