New membership fees for 2019

Ecologists at our Annual Meeting

From 1 March 2019, British Ecological Society (BES) membership will be £55 for the year, or £45 for those paying by direct debit.

This small increase of £3 is the first rise in BES membership fees for five years. We believe this still represents excellent value for money in being part of Europe’s largest community of ecologists.

We have kept a smaller increase of £1 for students, those in low and lower-middle income countries and retired members. Their reduced membership fee will be £27 (or £22 for direct debit).

Being a member of the BES connects you to over 6,000 other people around the world who are just as passionate about ecology as you are. Membership includes:

  • Free access to our journals and mentoring schemes
  • Reduced price registration for our conferences and events
  • Ability to apply for our research, training and travel grants
  • Networking opportunities to meet like-minded ecologists
  • and much more.

Make sure you take full advantage of your membership and encourage colleagues to do the same.

First-year PhD students, masters students and undergraduates can still receive their first 12 months of membership for free.

The changes to subscription fees were agreed by the BES Membership Committee at its November 2018 meeting.

Ecologists at our Annual Meeting


New membership fees from 1 March 2019


Membership type Credit card Direct debit
Ordinary £55 £45
Concession £27 £22
12 months free
(undergraduate, masters or 1st-year PhD student)


For more information about membership or to ask any questions you might have, please contact: