The Niche

The Niche is the quarterly BES magazine, written by and for our members. It covers the science of ecology and the lives of ecologists through news, opinion, interviews, reviews, fiction and more.

We’re pleased to offer our spring edition free for everyone to access and read.

Members can access the current issue via the members’ area (login required).

Each issue is delivered to members in March, June, September and December. The Niche is one of our most highly valued member benefits, so join us today.

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Write for us

Email the Editor, Kate Harrison, with your ideas for articles. No previous writing experience is necessary.

Book reviews

Publishers/authors: please contact the Editor to be put in touch with a suitable reviewer for your book.

Reviewers: if you would like to become a book reviewer, email the Editor to be added to our list.


We welcome and listen to your feedback! Whether responses to articles, or general feedback about the production of the magazine, email the Editor. If you are happy for us to do so, we will publish your feedback on the letters page.


For details about advertising opportunities in The Niche, please email our Fundraising and Development Manager, Paul Bower. You can find a rate card and technical specification at the bottom of this page.