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As a Black zoologist, a BAME network matters

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As a Black zoologist, a BAME network matters

Reuben Fakoya Brooks speaks powerfully about the importance of Black representation in ecology, and introduces a new BAME Ecologist network.

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FAQs from the Associate Editor open call

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FAQs from the Associate Editor open call

The British Ecological Society are looking for active researchers to join the Editorial Boards of all our journals. We gave applicants a chance to question the current Associate Editors over a series of live Twitter Q&A sessions and have summarised some key highlights.

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Carers during coronavirus: we should talk

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Carers during coronavirus: we should talk

PhD student Justin Byrne introduces the support available for people caring for someone during the coronavirus pandemic ahead of a special BES webinar for carers.

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Joining the pandemic response

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Joining the pandemic response

When coronavirus hit the UK, Arron Watson joined the incident response team at the Environment Agency.

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Be kind to yourself in all the upheaval

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Be kind to yourself in all the upheaval

PhD student Helen Whitehead has faced disruption to her studies, finances and wedding plans thanks to the coronavirus.

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Obituary: Lord May of Oxford

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Obituary: Lord May of Oxford

John Lawton and Michael Hassell recall a great scientist, wonderful collaborator and a true friend, following the death of Lord Robert May in April 2020.

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Balancing wellbeing with research during lockdown

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Balancing wellbeing with research during lockdown

Rob Brooker finds some steps for maintaining mental health and wellbeing during the coronavirus lockdown.

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“We need more conservationists!" How a field course run by the Tropical Biology Association empowers the ecological community

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“We need more conservationists!" How a field course run by the Tropical Biology Association empowers the ecological community

Past students and course leaders talk about their "life-changing" field course with the TBA.

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A PhD in a pandemic

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A PhD in a pandemic

One PhD student's tale about how the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting early career ecologists and fieldwork projects.

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Inspiring the next generation

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Inspiring the next generation

A new generation of ecologists complete another successful BES summer school.

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Queer Academic Freedom: the ability to be yourself

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Queer Academic Freedom: the ability to be yourself

Being LGBT+ in the workplace should be the least of your worries as a scientist, says Dr Lillian Hunt of EDIS.

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Ecologists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

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Ecologists recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

Former president of the British Ecological Society, Professor Sue Hartley, has received an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

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What exciting possibilities await soon-to-be graduates of ecology?

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What exciting possibilities await soon-to-be graduates of ecology?

A summary of our 2019 Undergraduate Careers Conference.

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Guiding the next generation of ecologists

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Guiding the next generation of ecologists

Last week we celebrated National Careers Week, an initiative to recognise and promote careers guidance so that students leaving education can make informed choices about what they do next.

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Early-career ecologists chat Brexit: lots of questions, and some answers

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Early-career ecologists chat Brexit: lots of questions, and some answers

A summary of the talks and discussions held at the BES Conservation Group event on 20th February 2019, which tackled key questions for ecologists arising from the Brexit process.

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