Career development resources
Where Can Ecology Take You?
Developed in association with the Chartered Institute of Ecology and Environmental Management, this leaflet provides an introduction to the breadth of careers available to aspiring ecologists.
Top tips for a career in ecology
This single page pdf was produced after a series of careers conferences and provides a quick summary for undergraduates and recent graduates who are thinking about their next step.
You can download a copy for own use and are welcome to photocopy for your students.
Associate Editor training
This page provides training for Associate Editors handling manuscript for any ecology journal. Resources cover: How to assess a manuscript on initial submission, finding reviewers, how to assess reviewer comments, handling revisions, and writing good recommendation letters to authors.
Our webinars offer free careers advice to ecologists at all career levels, drawing in people from across the world. They include short talks from a variety of speakers and an interactive Q&A session. The resources can be downloaded below and the webinars are available for viewing via the BES YouTube channel.
- Choosing the right PhD supervisor webinar and Presentation
- Surviving the viva webinar
- Getting your first postdoc webinar and Presentations
- Getting a permanent contract webinar and Presentations
- How to get published Guide and Presentations
- Developing priorities for ecological teaching in schools webinar (INNGE)
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