Agricultural Ecology

The Agricultural Ecology Group aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between both ecologists and academics.

Agricultural Ecology Special Interest Group

Contact

Secretary: Barbara Smith
Social media: Facebook, LinkedInTwitter, Blog.

Background

The Agricultural Ecology Group aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between both ecologists and academics working in agricultural systems and those working in the food system in the widest sense including conservationists, farmers, social scientists and policy makers.  The group is open to all BES members and non-members. We welcome offers of events and meetings.

Aims

  • To be a forum for exchange of information between ecologists, conservationists, agricultural researchers, land managers and policy makers.
  • To consider conservation in the farmed landscape, using ecological theory to address agricultural problems, economic and ecological sustainability of current farming systems, and the implications of agricultural policies.
  • To do this: a) through meetings, workshops, field visits, an email bulletin board and a website b) through contact with other societies, both nationally and internationally.

Meetings and Events

For all upcoming events please see the events page.

Committee Members

The Agricultural Ecology committee help organise the meetings and events. It includes the following members:

  • Deputy chair: Pietro Iannetta, James Hutton Institute
  • Farmer liaison: Lydia Smith, NIAB
  • Industry liaison: Mark Ramsden, ADAS
  • Policy: Samual Leigh, Reading University; Chantel Davies, Growing Research; Nicola Randall, Harper Adams
  • Student events: Claire Blowers (Harper Adams); Chloe Maclaren (Coventry University CAWR); Samual Leigh (Reading University)
  • James Bullock, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology
  • Clare Pinches. Natural England
  • Jonathan Storkey, Rothamsted Research