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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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Yadvinder Malhi to be next president of the BES

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Yadvinder Malhi to be next president of the BES

Yadvinder Malhi of the University of Oxford is the new President-Elect of the BES

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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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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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Our commitment to address inequalities

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Our commitment to address inequalities

A statement from the Equality and Diversity Working Group of the British Ecological Society expressing support for the Black community.

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New evidence on bed bug burden in urban neighborhoods

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New evidence on bed bug burden in urban neighborhoods

Researchers at UMass Amherst find more risk of bed bugs in poorer, crowded urban areas.

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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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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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Ten BES women you should know about

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Ten BES women you should know about

We celebrate 10 women who dedicate their time and energy to ensure the BES is a dynamic, relevant, inclusive and fun society.

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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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Our 16-18 Summer School 2019 from a teacher’s perspective

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Our 16-18 Summer School 2019 from a teacher’s perspective

Find out what happened at the 2019 Summer School for students aged 16-18.

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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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Avoiding loaded terminology in ecology

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Avoiding loaded terminology in ecology

A recent paper in Journal of Ecology has been retitled “Sexual selection sustains biodiversity via producing negative density-dependent population growth”.

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Announcing the 2018 British Ecological Society award winners

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Announcing the 2018 British Ecological Society award winners

Recognising eight distinguished ecologists whose work has benefited the scientific community and society in general.

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Press Release: Outstanding ecologists honoured by the British Ecological Society

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Press Release: Outstanding ecologists honoured by the British Ecological Society

The BES announced the winners of its annual awards and prizes today, recognising nine distinguished ecologists whose work has benefited the scientific community and society in general.

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