Quantitative Ecology

Developing skills and sharing methods to encourage ecological good practice.

Contact

Secretary: Laura Jane Graham
Deputy Secretary: Chris Sutherland
Blog and social media: BES Quantitative Ecology blog, Twitter and Facebook

Background

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!

Join the mailing list

You can sign up to our mailing list here.

Join the Committee

We are looking for our new Secretary! Do you work in quantitative ecology and want to help shape the future of the SIG? If so, this role is for you! You will be responsible for planning future events which meet the aims of the SIG:

  • 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

If you are interested in applying, please send a brief covering letter and CV to quantitative@britishecologicalsociety.org. Your covering letter should address the following points:

  1. Experience of organising events.
  2. Experience in managing budgets.
  3. The kinds of ideas you have for future SIG events.
  4. Ability to travel to SIG meetings and events.
  5. Evidence of ability to promote the SIG within and outside of BES.

If you have any questions, get in touch!

Aims

  • 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

  • Secretary: Laura Graham
  • Deputy Secretary: Chris Sutherland
  • Early Careers Rep: Shaun Keegan
  • Finance Rep: Rob Salguero-Gomez
  • Social Media/Comms Rep: Tom August
  • Policy Rep: Fiona Burns
  • Training Rep: Gergana Daskalova
  • Website: Phil Bouchet
  • Online Resources Rep: Simon Kapitza
  • Former Secretary: Susan Jarvis
  • Ordinary Member: Sarah Marley
  • Ordinary Member: Jon Yearsley