The Niche

We’re pleased to offer our spring 2021 edition free for everyone to access and read.

Our summer edition is now out and can be read in the members’ area (login required).


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

Each issue is delivered to members in March, June, September and December. The only way to subscribe is by becoming a member, 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.

Share your story: in every issue we feature member profiles. This is an opportunity for you to connect with others and inspire members who are at different stages of their career or paths in life. Visit the Share your story page for more information.

Book reviews

Publishers/authors: we are currently unable to accept review copies at the BES office. Please contact the editor to be put in touch with a suitable reviewer.

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.