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.

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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 our Committee

Communications role

We are looking for someone to join the committee and help drive the communications work of the SIG. The Climate Change Ecology SIG has been active for the past 6 years and typically holds 2-3 events per year focused on topics regarding climate change and ecology.

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. Initially this role would oversee the SIG’s social media channels (Twitter, Facebook) and help to develop the blog, although other communications work could be developed where needed/appropriate (e.g. exploring communication channels with policy audiences).

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 communications for the group is expected to be around one day per month.

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 to

Application deadline: 31 July


  • 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

10 – 11 September – Impacts of extreme climatic events on ecosystems