Climate Change Ecology

Developing a community of people working on climate change issues.

Climate Change Ecology


Chair: Orly Razgour
Deputy Chair: Regina Kolzenburg
Blog and social media: Twitter, Facebook, Blog.

Join the Committee

We are looking for people to join the committee. 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 volunteering for the group 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.

Application deadline: 28th June 2023

Communications Officer

We’re seeking someone to help us promote the work of the SIG and foster communications with the wider ecological community regarding climate change ecology topics. This role will oversee the SIG’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook), coordinate our regular e-newsletter (MailChimp) and help to develop the blog. Other communications could be developed where needed or appropriate to engage new audiences.

Policy and Applied Research Representative Role

We are looking for an ecologist with experience of climate change adaptation and / or mitigation to join the committee and help drive the work of the British Ecological Society Special Interest Group on Climate Change. 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. We are looking for someone with an understanding of climate change policy, including in the UK, and interested in the links between science, policy and practice. We are particularly interested in applications from people working in a government agency, research organisation or similar body.

The role will help us engage with policy makers, governmental agencies and land managers. 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. SIG committee members have written journal papers and made an input to policy initiatives on the basis of previous activities. You may also be contacted to provide expert comment for climate change news stories.

If you would be interested in taking up any of the two roles 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 to:

Application deadline: 28th June 2023


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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  • 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.

Committee Members

Chair: Orly Razgour
Deputy Chair: Regina Kolzenburg