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BES presidents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

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BES presidents recognised in Queen’s Birthday Honours list

President of the BES Jane Memmott and past president Bill Sutherland are recognised in the Queen’s Birthday honours list.

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Coronavirus: information on BES activities in 2021

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Coronavirus: information on BES activities in 2021

The latest information on our events and activities during the coronavirus pandemic and links to helpful resources

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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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