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Centering justice in Nature-based Solutions projects

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Centering justice in Nature-based Solutions projects

How important is the concept of justice in Nature-based Solutions conservation projects?

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Queer ecology - embracing diversity in the natural world

Queer ecology - embracing diversity in the natural world

Queer ecology aims to disrupt the heteronormative ideas that have invaded our view of nature.

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Brigitte Baptiste – An LGBTQIA+ powerhouse in ecology

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Brigitte Baptiste – An LGBTQIA+ powerhouse in ecology

Who is Brigitte Baptiste - ecology's LGBTQIA+ phenomenon

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Welcoming our new BES journal Associate Editors

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Welcoming our new BES journal Associate Editors

The British Ecological Society journals are delighted to announce 148 new Associate Editors who have joined the Editorial Boards following our latest open call.

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How can we balance wildlife conservation with public access to nature? 

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How can we balance wildlife conservation with public access to nature? 

At the BES People, Policy & Planet event in April we brought together 45 ecologists, practitioners, healthcare workers and policymakers to debate balancing wildlife conservation with public access to nature.

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Mental Health Awareness Week: the benefits of access to nature

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Mental Health Awareness Week: the benefits of access to nature

How can nature help improve and support our mental health? Three experts: an ecologist, a mental health nursing lecturer and a psychotherapist, share their insights.

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Inclusive authorship reduces barriers to participation

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Inclusive authorship reduces barriers to participation

Nutrient Network publications include substantial contributions by all authors, documented in detail.

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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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Guidance for LGBTQIA+ inclusion during ecology fieldwork

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Guidance for LGBTQIA+ inclusion during ecology fieldwork

A new study outlines how we can better accommodate the LGBTQIA+ community during fieldwork

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The route forward for increasing ethnic diversity in the environment sector

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The route forward for increasing ethnic diversity in the environment sector

The BES commits to a route map towards empowering and supporting ethnic minorities in the sector.

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Making field work more equitable

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Making field work more equitable

Researchers share how they crafted a guide that prioritizes safety for field researchers from marginalized groups.

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US national park place names contribute to erasing Indigenous cultures

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US national park place names contribute to erasing Indigenous cultures

A new study points the way for reckoning with Indigenous sovereignty and US public lands through place names in national parks.

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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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