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, Nick Worsfold and Alice Mauchline

Social media: Twitter, Blog

Join the Committee

We have an exciting opportunity to join the Teaching and Learning Group committee. As a committee we aim to work with our members to champion good practice in T&L, to provide pedagogical development opportunities for SIG members, and to be a leader in the debate about T&L in ecology.

Communications Rep

As the Communications Rep you will:

  • Attending the online SIG committee meetings (~4 times a year)
  • Running the SIG twitter account (posting about blogs and events, retweeting posts of interest to the SIG members)
  • Maintaining the SIG website (updating content and providing the external facing information for SIG members)
  • Updating the SIG Blog (finding and contacting people, editing, uploading and publishing blogs)
  • Supporting the work of the committee in running T&L events and other activities

To ApplyIf you are interested in joining the T&L SIG committee, could you please send:

  • short cover letter detailing the role you are applying for, your motivations and commitment to the role, together with any relevant experience
  • All applications must be sent by the deadline to BESLearning@britishecologicalsociety.org. Applications will close when a suitable person applies. 

Should a suitable person apply before December 30th, this position will be closed.

Applications will be passed to the T&L SIG committee, who will decide on appointments. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch at the email address above.


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, Nick Worsfold & Dan Forman
  • Communications: Barbara Tigar, Rebecca Thomas, Julia Cooke
  • Equality and Diversity: Yoseph Araya & Joana Bagniewska
  • HE Policy: Julie Peacock  & Nick Worsfold
  • Schools Representatives: Jon Hale & Hannah Peel
  • ECR/New to teaching rep: Sebastian Stroud