Climate Change Ecology

Developing a community of people working on climate change issues.

Climate Change Ecology


Secretary: Pippa Gillingham
Postgraduate Representative: Vicky Fowler
Blog and social media: BES Climate Change Ecology SIG blog and Facebook


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.

Join the mailing list

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

Early Career Representative

We are looking for someone 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. You should be early career and post-PhD (as PhD Rep is a separate role on the committee). There is no need to be UK-based.

We’re seeking someone to help us develop events of interest to our members. 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.

Membership of the SIG committee is a voluntary role, which will be taken forward through participation in our monthly SIG group Zoom 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. The role is available on a three-year rolling basis, with a maximum of two terms allowed.

If you would be interested in taking up this role, please provide a short CV and paragraph explaining your interest in the role and why you would like to be involved. Applications and any questions can be sent here.

Application deadline: 17:00 (GMT) 23 December 2020


  • 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.