Agricultural Ecology

The Agricultural Ecology Group aims to facilitate knowledge exchange between ecologists, land managers, policymakers and academics.

Agricultural Ecology Special Interest Group


Chair: Barbara Smith
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Join the Committee

Committee Chair

We are looking for a new person who is interested in a leadership role to Chair the Agriculatural SIG.  Membership of the SIG committee is a voluntary role.

You must be a BES member in order to apply for this role.

Responsibilities of the SIG Chair include:

  • Coordinating and chairing SIG Committee meetings.
  • Ensuring event reports and proposals are submitted and overseeing the events that occur ((both when the event is organised by Committee members and when organised by others on behalf of the SIG) 
  • Communicating any issues during the planning or delivery stages of the SIG events with the BES
  • Attending or finding a representative to attend SIG workshops in May and October
  • Ensuring the continuation of the SIG and the delivery of the SIG activities

If you are interested, please send a C.V. (no more then 1 double sided page) and a statement (max 500 words) of why you would like to be the new chair for the BES agricultural SIG to Barbara Smith. 

Applications will close once a suitable person is appointed. 


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.

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  • 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: