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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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BES response to government plans to tackle the nature and climate crises

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BES response to government plans to tackle the nature and climate crises

Jane Memmott, President of the British Ecological Society, responds to speech by Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Rt Hon George Eustice MP.

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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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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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A challenging year for so many

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A challenging year for so many

BES President Jane Memmott introduces the Society's Annual Review for 2019-2020, a year like no other

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Black History Month

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Black History Month

A new blog series from our journals celebrating Black ecologists

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BES deeply saddened by death of Georgina Mace

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BES deeply saddened by death of Georgina Mace

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BES response to the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report

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BES response to the UN’s Global Biodiversity Outlook report

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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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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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Spoof phone calls

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Spoof phone calls

We are aware that a number of people have received spoof phone calls that appear to be from the British Ecological Society.

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