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IPBES Call for Experts and Fellows

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IPBES Call for Experts and Fellows

The Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services has launched several calls for experts and fellows to participate in drafting their reports.

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Office for Environmental Protection seeking help from ecologists

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Office for Environmental Protection seeking help from ecologists

England’s Office for Environmental Protection (OEP) is seeking evidence on nature recovery and volunteers to join its new College of Experts.

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Schools across the North East recognised for their commitment to welcoming nature into school grounds

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Schools across the North East recognised for their commitment to welcoming nature into school grounds

Celebrating the teachers, volunteers, children, schools, and staff connecting over 5,000 children to nature in North-East England.

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Volunteering: isn't life challenging enough?

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Volunteering: isn't life challenging enough?

Thorunn Helgason offers advice on striking the right balance between voluntary work and research pressures

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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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