Quantitative Ecology

Developing skills and sharing methods to encourage ecological good practice.


Secretaries: Susan Jarvis & Laura Jane Graham
Student/Early Career Representative: Shaun Keegan
Blog and social media: BES Quantitative Ecology blog, Twitter and Facebook


There are few areas of modern ecology that do not rely heavily on quantitative methods! Ecological modelling and data management are rapidly expanding sub-disciplines of ecology, and so the group helps its members obtain advice, learn, apply good practice and collaborate.

The SIG runs regular training and scientific events, an annual event at the BES Annual Meeting and host a community-contributed set of guides for quantitative methods  – feel free to share your input!

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  • Support quantitative skills development for all ecologists
  • Improve dissemination of new quantitative methods to their users
  • Provide a forum to advance quantitative ecology in its own right

Meetings and Events

For all upcoming events please see the events page.

Committee members

  • Susan Jarvis (Joint secretary)
  • Laura Graham (Joint secretary)
  • Shaun Keegan (early careers rep)
  • Miriam Grace (policy rep)
  • Tom August (social media rep)
  • Rob Salguero-Gomez (finance officer)
  • Liam Butler (training and education)
  • Gergana Daskalova (training and education / online resources coordinator)
  • Dominic Bennett (online resources coordinator)
  • Nick Golding (past secretary / co-organiser)
  • Rick Stafford (co-organiser)