Climate Change Ecology

Developing a community of people working on climate change issues.

Climate Change Ecology


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


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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Join the committee

Chair of Climate Change Ecology SIG

We are looking for someone to chair 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 will lead the committee to come up with ideas for SIG events (which are likely to include online events going forwards) and have ultimate responsibility for organising these events, including seeking sponsorship and/or identifying potential outputs, as well as signing off on budgets. You will also have overall responsibility for shaping other SIG activities going forwards, which in the past have included workshops and socials at the BES annual meeting, recruiting reps, and working alongside the BES policy team. You may also be contacted to provide expert comment for climate change news stories. You should have some experience organising or helping run workshops or meetings and/or facilitating team working.

Membership of the SIG committee is a voluntary role, which will be taken forward through leading our monthly virtual SIG committee meetings and attendance at SIG events where possible. Time spent on the role is expected to be one to two days 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 emailed here.

Application deadline: 17:00 (BST) 15 October 2021


  • 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.