Aquatic Ecology

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


Michelle Jackson
Emma Ransome

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2014 saw the group re-launch itself with a stronger emphasis on fostering a dynamic group of individuals able to address the broad range of challenges faced by the aquatic community. The Aquatic Group hosts its annual science meeting in September each year in London, bringing together established and emerging leaders in aquatic ecology from around the world. It is an excellent forum for meeting people working in similar fields, for socialising as well as for general networking.

Members interested in holding additional conferences, meetings, workshops or field meetings on aquatic topics can apply through the Co-Secretaries for BES financial assistance and support for student attendance. Membership is open to BES members with an interest in any field of aquatic ecology.

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We also have a community forum for BESAG members to share job adverts. To join please email Veronica Edmonds-Brown.


  • Bring together all areas of aquatic ecology to promote and facilitate interdisciplinary working
  • Hold workshops and meetings to stimulate discussion, and exchange skills and ideas
  • Encourage and support early career researchers

Meetings and Events

For all upcoming events please see the events page.

Committee members