News and Opinion

Volunteering on the BES’s Scottish Policy Group

Membership  | 

Volunteering on the BES’s Scottish Policy Group

‘While getting involved in policy may take a little bit more time and thought, it is hugely rewarding.’ For Volunteer's Week, Ruth Mitchell, reflects on her time and achievements with the Scottish Policy Group.

READ MORE about Volunteering on the BES’s Scottish Policy Group
Policy hot topics: Our latest POST Fellow on wildfires and life in UK Parliament

Policy hot topics: Our latest POST Fellow on wildfires and life in UK Parliament

The latest BES POST Fellow, Sam Tasker, tells us about his recent placement and his POSTnote on Wildfire risks to UK landscapes.

READ MORE about Policy hot topics: Our latest POST Fellow on wildfires and life in UK Parliament
Healthier diets for disadvantaged communities in England would also benefit the environment

Events  | 

Healthier diets for disadvantaged communities in England would also benefit the environment

A large scale transition to healthier diets in England, particularly for disadvantaged communities, could deliver a win-win for people and nature.

READ MORE about Healthier diets for disadvantaged communities in England would also benefit the environment
Capturing Ecology 2023: A celebration of our planet’s vast tapestry of life

Capturing Ecology 2023: A celebration of our planet’s vast tapestry of life

From coral reefs at risk from climate change to grasslands haunted by the ghosts of past forests. This year’s winners tell a powerful story about the threats facing our natural environment.

READ MORE about Capturing Ecology 2023: A celebration of our planet’s vast tapestry of life
Connecting schools to nature: lessons learnt

Education  | 

Connecting schools to nature: lessons learnt

Explore the outcomes of our Connecting Schools to Nature project!

READ MORE about Connecting schools to nature: lessons learnt
Expectation versus reality: the early career researcher’s guide to surviving academia

The Niche  | 

Expectation versus reality: the early career researcher’s guide to surviving academia

Advice on how to navigate difficult workplace situations

READ MORE about Expectation versus reality: the early career researcher’s guide to surviving academia
Biophobias on the rise in urban areas according to new study

Publications  | 

Biophobias on the rise in urban areas according to new study

17 out of 25 biophobias are increasing their prevalence worldwide.

READ MORE about Biophobias on the rise in urban areas according to new study
How can we use TikTok to communicate our work?

The Niche  | 

How can we use TikTok to communicate our work?

Communicating ecology on TikTok can be tricky - here's some tips to help!

READ MORE about How can we use TikTok to communicate our work?
Citizen science used to track mosquitoes

Publications  | 

Citizen science used to track mosquitoes

Hungarian researchers use citizen science reports to map mosquito distribution across the country.

READ MORE about Citizen science used to track mosquitoes
Vote for REED in the National Diversity Awards

Community  | 

Vote for REED in the National Diversity Awards

The REED Network has been nominated for the National Diversity Awards and they need your vote!

READ MORE about Vote for REED in the National Diversity Awards
Dark web wildlife trade investigated by Adelaide research team

Publications  | 

Dark web wildlife trade investigated by Adelaide research team

Researchers have identified 153 species being traded on dark web marketplaces

READ MORE about Dark web wildlife trade investigated by Adelaide research team
BES journal prize winners revealed

BES journal prize winners revealed

This years exceptional papers span diverse topics from mosquitos to under-threat moss

READ MORE about BES journal prize winners revealed
How do sunflowers help bees withstand diseases?

Publications  | 

How do sunflowers help bees withstand diseases?

Sunflower pollen helps bumblebees to combat diseases, two new studies investigate the reasons why.

READ MORE about How do sunflowers help bees withstand diseases?
Speakers announced for Trees for Climate Change, Biodiversity and People symposium

Speakers announced for Trees for Climate Change, Biodiversity and People symposium

The first speakers for the upcoming Trees for Climate Change, Biodiversity and People symposium have been announced, including individuals from DEFRA, the Woodland Trust and universities from Europe, Africa and North America.  

READ MORE about Speakers announced for Trees for Climate Change, Biodiversity and People symposium
BES Statement on Russia's war on Ukraine

BES  | 

BES Statement on Russia's war on Ukraine

Our thoughts are with ecologists and everyone affected by the war on Ukraine.

READ MORE about BES Statement on Russia's war on Ukraine