Teaching and Learning

A group for everyone involved in or interested in the teaching and learning of ecological science and related disciplines.


Chairs: Dan Forman and Alice Mauchline

Social media: Twitter, Blog


The provision of high quality teaching of ecological sciences is critical to the continued development of current and  future ecologists.   The Teaching and Learning Group brings together all those involved in ecological education in order to share best practise, support educational career development and to provide an open forum for debates and discussion of pedagogical issues.  We cover education at all levels including schools, higher education and CPD and in all settings: field, lab and classroom. We welcome everyone to the group, wherever in the world they may be, to join in the discussions and networks.

Join the mailing list

To keep up to date with the latest news and activities of the group, please join the our mailing list. The list is used by the growing community to advertise events, post job information and make requests.


  • To champion good practice in the teaching and learning of ecological science and related disciplines
  • To provide pedagogical development opportunities for our members, including PhD students and ECRs with an interest in teaching
  • To be a leader in the debate about teaching and learning in ecology and related fields

Events and Meetings

Information about all upcoming events can be found on the Events page.


Our committee includes the following,   you can see full profiles of all representatives through our webpages

  • Co-chairs: Alice Mauchline (@alicemauchline) & Dan Forman
  • Treasurer:  Barbara Tigar
  • Events: Karen Bacon (@KarenL_Bacon)
  • Communications: Becky Thomas (@BeckyMicrocebus) & Julia Cooke (@CookeJulia)
  • Equality and Diversity: Yoseph Araya (@YNAraya) & Joana Bagniewska
  • HE Policy: Julie Peacock (@juliepeacock06) & Nick Worsfold
  • ECR Representatives: Lewis Bartlett (@BeesAndBaking) & Lucy Taylor
  • Schools Representatives: Jon Hale & Hannah Peel