Irish Ecological Association

The Irish Ecological Association was founded in 2015 as a learned society for ecologists working in Ireland (Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland) and/or with an interest in Irish ecosystems.

The IEA works in partnership with us to strengthen networks and opportunities for ecologists and evolutionary biologists in Ireland and the UK.

About the Irish Ecological Association:

The Irish Ecological Association was established in 2016 as a partner organisation to the British Ecological Society. It provides a forum for an international group of Irish-based ecologists and professionals interested in ecological science to meet, collaborate and solve ecological problems. With a focus on Ireland, the work of the IEA also draws on global themes relevant to ecosystems around the world. It is run on an entirely voluntary basis with free membership to the BES and non-BES members alike.

Head to the IEA website for find out more.

IEA Organisers:

Get Involved:

To join their community, email one of the organisers above, email the Irish Ecological Association ( to be added to their mailing list and follow them on Twitter @irish_ecology.

Upcoming Events:

4th Ecology and Evolution Ireland conference, January 2023, Dublin (more details coming soon).

Past Events:

The IEA held their first scientific meeting and Annual General Meeting ‘IEA Conference Leaflet 2016‘ on 25 and 26 of November 2016 in Sligo, Ireland.

2nd Ecology and Evolution Ireland conference, 10-12 January 2019, Galway.

3rd Ecology and Evolution Ireland conference, 7-8 January 2021, Cork (virtual).