Aquatic Ecology

The Aquatic Ecology Group aims to bring together all areas of aquatic ecology to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary working.


Emma Ransome and Steve Thackeray

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The Aquatic Ecology Special Interest Group is devoted to bringing together researchers and practitioners, of all career stages, working on any aspect of life in ponds, lakes, streams, rivers, estuaries, coastal marine systems, and the open ocean. We are interested in how physical, chemical and biological processes interact to affect aquatic life at molecular, individual, population, community and ecosystem scales.

The Group hosts annual science meetings around September each year, stimulating interaction among established and emerging leaders in aquatic ecology from around the world. It is an excellent forum for meeting people working in similar fields, expanding your research horizons, networking, and socialising with your community.

Individuals interested in holding additional conferences, meetings, workshops or field meetings on aquatic topics should contact the Co-Chairs, who can apply to the BES for financial assistance. Membership of the SIG is open to anyone anywhere with an interest in any field of aquatic ecology.

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  • To bring together all areas of aquatic ecology to promote and facilitate interdisciplinarity
  • To hold workshops and meetings that stimulate discussion, and the exchange of skills and ideas
  • To encourage, support and amplify the voices of early career researchers
  • To promote knowledge exchange among researchers and practitioners, to the benefit of conservation, management, and restoration

Meetings and Events

For all upcoming events please see the events page.

Committee members