Climate Change Ecology

Developing a community of people working on climate change issues.

Climate Change Ecology

Contact

Chair: Orly Razgour
Deputy Chair: Regina Kolzenburg
Postgraduate Representative: Vicky Fowler
Blog and social media: BES Climate Change Ecology SIG blog, Facebook and Twitter

Background

The Climate Change Ecology Group helps foster a vibrant community of ecologists who are all working on climate change issues. This includes a full range of climate change impacts, adaptation and mitigation and related topics, relevant to ecology.

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Contact us if you would like to join the mailing list and find out more about group’s latest news and activities.

Join the Committee

We are recruiting for three new roles to join the Committee and help drive the work of the SIG. The Climate Change Ecology SIG has been active since 2014 and typically holds 2-3 events per year focused on topics regarding climate change and ecology. Membership of the SIG committee is a voluntary role, which will be taken forward through participation in our monthly SIG group phone calls and attendance at SIG events where possible. Time spent on developing and helping organise meetings is expected to be around one day per month. Each role is available on a three-year rolling basis, with a maximum of two terms allowed.

Academic Representative Role

We are looking for an academic researcher to join the committee and help us develop events of interest to our members. You should be an academic (based in a university or research institute), hold a PhD and lead a research group (PhD and ECR rep are separate roles). There is no need to be UK-based. We are looking for an established researcher who can bring knowledge across various aspects of climate change and nature to the  group, and contribute to developing the group’s work on the challenges and opportunities climate change brings to the natural environment.

Alongside the rest of the committee, you will come up with ideas for SIG events (these could be workshops, conferences, field-trips etc, as well as short workshops and social events for the BES annual meeting). You will also help develop events suggested by others. On occasion, you might take on responsibility for leading a small team to organise an event, including seeking sponsorship and/or identifying potential outputs. You may also be contacted to provide expert comment for climate change news stories.

If you would be interested in taking up this role, please email us a short CV (max 2 pages), link to Google Scholar page, and one paragraph explaining your interest in the role and why you would like to be involved. Application deadline: 27 May 2022.

Policy and Applied Research Representative Role

We are looking for an applied researcher, with a background of engagement with policy makers to join the committee and help us engage with policy makers, governmental agencies and land managers, and with the National Adaptation Programmes. Alongside the rest of the committee, you will come up with ideas for SIG events (these could be workshops, conferences, field-trips etc, as well as short workshops and social events for the BES annual meeting). You will also help develop events suggested by others. On occasion, you might take on responsibility for leading a small team to organise an event, including seeking sponsorship and/or identifying potential outputs. You may also be contacted to provide expert comment for climate change news stories.

If you would be interested in taking up this role, please email us a short CV and one paragraph explaining your interest in the role and why you would like to be involved. Application deadline: 27 May 2022.

Aims

  • Develop the community of ecologists working on climate change issues.
  • Provide a forum for discussion of science and its application to policy and practice.
  • Organise meetings and produces outputs that are highly relevant to scientists, policy makers and conservation practitioners.

Meetings and Events

For all upcoming events please see the events page.