About the SEED Network

The SEED Network is a new BES Network which acts to support ecologists from under-represented socioeconomic groups.

The Socioeconomic Equality and Diversity (SEED) Network is a new BES Network, which aims to (1) highlight and breakdown socioeconomic barriers in ecology and (2) build a supportive community of ecologists from under-represented socioeconomic groups including those who are working class, from a working-class background, or the first in their family to go to university.

Our vision is a future where everyone, regardless of wealth or class, has equal opportunities to contribute to ecology. We recognise that currently there are many financial and class-based cultural barriers to ecology but that acknowledgement and action on these issues is low. At the SEED network we aim to fill this gap, providing support for our members and encouraging conversations about class in ecology.

If you are interested in playing a major role in shaping the SEED network, you can apply to join our committee here. Be sure to also sign up to our mailing list to be kept up to date with news, events, and resources from the SEED network. Even if you are not from a working-class or first-generation background, we highly encourage supportive ecologists to sign-up as well.